Successes, Limitations, and Frontiers in Ecosystem Science

  • Michael L. Pace
  • Peter M. Groffman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Michael L. Pace, Peter M. Groffman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Joy B. Zedler, Meghan Q. Fellows, Sally Trnka
    Pages 69-112
  4. Ingrid C. Burke, William K. Lauenroth, Carol A. Wessman
    Pages 165-194
  5. Kathleen C. Weathers, Gary M. Lovett
    Pages 195-219
  6. Carol A. Wessman, Gregory P. Asner
    Pages 346-371
  7. William K. Lauenroth, Charles D. Canham, Ann P. Kinzig, Karen A. Poiani, W. Michael Kemp, Steven W. Running
    Pages 404-415
  8. Denise L. Breitburg, James W. Baxter, Colleen A. Hatfield, Robert W. Howarth, Clive G. Jones, Gary M. Lovett et al.
    Pages 416-431
  9. Peter M. Vitousek, Lars O. Hedin, Pamela A. Matson, James H. Fownes, Jason Neff
    Pages 432-451
  10. Peter M. Groffman, Michael L. Pace
    Pages 473-481
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 483-499

About this book


Research on the ecosystems has emerged in recent decades as a vital, successful, and sometimes controversial approach to environmental science. Ecosystem science has addressed issues such as human alteration of biogeochemical cycles, ecological complexity and biodiversity, and ecological response to climate change. As a central and integrating science, ecosystem-level studies have been highly successful. This book emphasizes the idea that much of the progress in ecosystem research has been driven by the emergence of new environmental problems that could not be addressed by existing approaches. By focusing on successes, limitations, and frontiers in ecosystem studies, it will be welcomed by students and scientists throughout the ecological and environmental communities.


biodiversity biogeochemical cycles climate climate change complexity ecology ecosystem ecosystem dynamics ecosystem processes environment forest pollution species diversity theoretical ecology wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael L. Pace
    • 1
  • Peter M. Groffman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Ecosystem StudiesMillbrookUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98475-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1724-4
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