© 1988

Concepts of Ecosystem Ecology

A Comparative View

  • Lawrence R. Pomeroy
  • James J. Alberts
Conference proceedings

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lawrence R. Pomeroy, Eugene C. Hargrove, James J. Alberts
    Pages 1-17
  3. James E. Schindler
    Pages 57-74
  4. William A. Reiners
    Pages 75-114
  5. David C. Coleman, Paul F. Hendrix
    Pages 149-170
  6. Richard T. Barber
    Pages 171-193
  7. Christopher F. D’Elia
    Pages 195-230
  8. William J. Wiebe
    Pages 231-245
  9. Kenneth W. Cummins
    Pages 247-262
  10. Stuart L. Pimm
    Pages 263-278
  11. H. H. Shugart, D. L. Urban
    Pages 279-289
  12. Lawrence R. Pomeroy, James J. Alberts
    Pages 317-323
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 325-384

About these proceedings


In this volume 19 leading experts offer a timely and coherent overview of the fundamental principles of ecosystem science. They examine the flux of energy and biologically essential elements and their associated food webs in major terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands, cultivated land, streams, coral reefs, and ocean basins. In each case, interactions between different eosystems, predictive models, and the application of ecosystem research to the management of natural resources are given special emphasis. A number of theoretical chapters provide a synthesis through critical discussion of current concepts of ecosystem energetics and dynamics.


agroecosystems ecology ecosystem ecosystem dynamics ecosystem ecology nutrient cycling reefs

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence R. Pomeroy
    • 1
  • James J. Alberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Marine InstituteUniversity of GeorgiaSapelo IslandUSA

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