Possibly the first textbook to present a practically applicable ecosystems theory, Introduction to Systems Ecology helps readers understand how ecosystems work and how they react to disturbances. It demonstrates-with many examples and illustrations-how to apply the theory to explain observations and to make quantitative calculations and predictions

chapter 1|10 pages

Systems Ecology: An Ecological Discipline

chapter 2|26 pages

Conservation of Energy and Matter

chapter 3|22 pages

Ecosystems: Growth and Development

chapter 5|16 pages

The Biochemistry of Ecosystems

chapter 7|30 pages

The Ecological Law of Thermodynamics

chapter 8|10 pages

Ecosystems Are Open Systems

chapter 10|22 pages

Ecosystems Have a High Diversity

chapter 11|22 pages

Ecosystems Have a High Buffer Capacity