6. Ecology of Ecosystems and Biotic Communities

  1. Jelte van Andel3 and
  2. James Aronson4
  1. Johan van de Koppel1,
  2. Jelte van Andel3 and
  3. Arjen Biere2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch6

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

van de Koppel, J., van Andel, J. and Biere, A. (2012) Ecology of Ecosystems and Biotic Communities, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 4

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Spatial Ecology Department, P.O. Box 140, 4400 AC Yerseke, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Department of Terrestrial Ecology, P.O. Box 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, the Netherlands

  3. 3

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • ecosystem and biotic ecology;
  • ecosystem productivity, energy fluxes and nutrient flows;
  • ecosystems, ‘balanced’ world of resistance, resilience;
  • knowledge of feedback relations, ecosystem dynamics;
  • ‘catastrophic changes,’ ecosystems using alternative states;
  • spatial self-organization, and regular patterns;
  • restoring ecosystems, spatial structure in resilience;
  • four models of ecology, paradigm shifts with facilitation;
  • complexity in biotic communities;
  • ecosystems, focus of ecological restoration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ecosystems

  • Biotic Communities

  • Complexity in Biotic Communities

  • Restoration of Ecosystems: A Few Recommendations

  • Acknowledgement