© 1989

Network Analysis in Marine Ecology

Methods and Applications

  • F. Wulff
  • J. G. Field
  • K. H. Mann

Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John G. Field, Fredrik Wulff, Kenneth H. Mann
      Pages 3-12
  3. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. James J. Kay, Lee A. Graham, Robert E. Ulanowicz
      Pages 15-61
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. J. G. Field, C. L. Moloney, C. G. Attwood
      Pages 132-158
    3. Hugh W. Ducklow, M. J. R. Fasham, Alain F. Vézina
      Pages 159-205
    4. Milton L. Asmus, Henry N. McKellar Jr.
      Pages 206-219
    5. Richard M. Warwick, Philip J. Radford
      Pages 220-231
    6. Fredrik Wulff, Robert E. Ulanowicz
      Pages 232-256
  5. Discussion and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Kenneth H. Mann, John G. Field, Fredrik Wulff
      Pages 259-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-287

About this book


This book arises from a workshop on the application of network analysis to ecological flow networks. The purpose is to develop a new tool for comparison of ecosystems, paying particular attention to marine ecosystems. After a review of the methods and theory, data from a variety of marine habitats are analyzed and compared. Readers are shown how to calculate such properties as cycling index, average path length, flow diversity, indices of ecosystem growth and development and the origins and fates of particular flows. This is a highly original contribution to the growing field of ecosystem theory, in which attention is paid to the properties of the total, functioning ecosystem, rather than to the properties of individual organisms. New insights are provided into the workings of marine systems.


Applications Flow Analysis Marine Methods ecology ecosystem plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Wulff
    • 1
  • J. G. Field
    • 2
  • K. H. Mann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Marine Ecology, Askö LaboratoryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Marine Biology Research Institute Zoology DepartmentUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Fisheries and Oceans Habitat Ecology DivisionBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Network Analysis in Marine Ecology
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Applications
  • Editors F. Wulff
    J.G. Field
    K.H. Mann
  • Series Title Coastal and Estuarine Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-51603-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-75019-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-75017-5
  • Series ISSN 0724-5890
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
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