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Enclosed experimental ecosystems and scale : tools for understanding and managing coastal ecosystems / edited by John E. Petersen ... [et al.]
New York : Springer, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QH541.5.C65 E53 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Coastal ecology -- Research -- Methodology
Biotic communities -- Research -- Methodology
Marine ecosystem management -- Research -- Methodology
Experimental ecology
Physical Description x, 221 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index
Contents Introduction. Coastal ecosystems, management, and research ; Concepts of scale in ecology ; Mesocosms and scaling patterns ; Mesocosm studies and the effects of scale -- Designing experimental ecosystem studies. General principles ; Spatial and temporal scaling ; Physical factors : mixing and flow, materials exchange, light, walls, temperature ; Biogeochemical factors ; Physical and ecological complexity ; Biological factors : aquatic grasses, marshes -- Tools for design and analysis of experiments. Statistical considerations ; The world is variable ; Dimensional analysis ; Modeling tools -- Management applications. Nutrient enrichment and aquatic grass restoration ; Tidal marshes, nutrient filtration, and rising sea level ; Nitrogen and phytoplankton blooms ; Biofiltration, water quality, and sediment processes ; Food webs, trophic efficiency, and nutrient enrichment ; Toxicity and bioaccumulation in benthic organisms
Alternate Author Petersen, John E. (John Edmund)

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