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The Resource Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature, edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes

Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature, edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes

Label
Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature
Title
Trophic cascades
Title remainder
predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Trophic cascades--the top-down regulation of ecosystems by predators--are an essential aspect of ecosystem function and well-being. Trophic cascades are often drastically disrupted by human interventions--for example, when wolves and cougars are removed, allowing deer and beaver to become destructive--yet have only recently begun to be considered in the development of conservation and management strategies. Trophic Cascades is the first comprehensive presentation of the science on this subject. It brings together some of the world's leading scientists and researchers to explain the importance of large animals in regulating ecosystems, and to relate that scientific knowledge to practical conservation. Chapters examine trophic cascades across the world's major biomes, including intertidal habitats, coastal oceans, lakes, nearshore ecosystems, open oceans, tropical forests, boreal and temperate ecosystems, low arctic scrubland, savannas, and islands. Additional chapters consider aboveground/belowground linkages, predation and ecosystem processes, consumer control by megafauna and fire, and alternative states in ecosystems. An introductory chapter offers a concise overview of trophic cascades, while concluding chapters consider theoretical perspectives and comparative issues. Trophic Cascades provides a scientific basis and justification for the idea that large predators and top-down forcing must be considered in conservation strategies, alongside factors such as habitat preservation and invasive species. It is a groundbreaking work for scientists and managers involved with biodiversity conservation and protection."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL758
LC item number
.T76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Terborgh, John
  • Estes, J. A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Predatory animals
  • Keystone species
  • Prédation (biologie)
  • Animaux prédateurs
  • Espèces clés de voûte
Label
Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature, edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-443) and index
Contents
  • Prey release, trophic cascades, and phase shifts in tropical nearshore ecosystems
  • Stuart A. Sandin, Sheila M. Walsh, and Jeremy B.C. Jackson
  • Trophic cascades in open ocean ecosystems
  • Tim Essington
  • The role of herbivores in terrestrial trophic cascades
  • Robert J. Marquis
  • Propagation of trophic cascades via multiple pathways in tropical forests
  • John Terborgh and Kenneth Feeley
  • Large predators, deer, and trophic cascades in boreal and temperate ecosystems
  • William J. Ripple, Thomas P. Rooney, and Robert L. Beschta
  • Trophic cascades : what they are, how they work, and why they matter
  • Islands as tests of the green world hypothesis
  • Lauri Oksanen ... [et al.]
  • Trophic cascades on islands
  • Thomas W. Schoener and David A. Spiller
  • Trophic cascades, aboveground-belowground linkages, and ecosystem functioning
  • David A. Wardle
  • Ecological and conservation implications of mesopredator release
  • Justin S. Brashares ... [et al.]
  • Fear-mediated food webs
  • Joel Berger
  • John Terborgh, Robert D. Holt, and James A. Estes
  • Trophic cascades in African savanna : Serengeti as a case study
  • A.R.E. Sinclair ... [et al.]
  • Consumer control by megafauna and fire
  • William Bond
  • Alternative states in ecosystems
  • Marten Scheffer
  • Theoretical perspectives on trophic cascades : current trends and future directions
  • Robert D. Holt, Ricardo M. Holdo, and F.J. Frank van Veen
  • Comparing trophic cascades across ecosystems
  • Jonathan B. Shurin, Russell W. Markel, and Blake Matthews
  • Food chain dynamics and trophic cascades in intertidal habitats
  • Conservation relevance of ecological cascades
  • Michael E. Soulé
  • Conclusion : our trophically degraded planet
  • John Terborgh and James A. Estes
  • Robert T. Paine
  • Some effects of apex predators in higher-latitude coastal oceans
  • James A .Estes, Charles H. Peterson, and Robert S. Steneck
  • Trophic cascades in lakes : lessons and prospects
  • Stephen R. Carpenter ... [et al.]
Control code
463674396
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 464 p.
Isbn
9781597264860
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009042702
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)463674396
Label
Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature, edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-443) and index
Contents
  • Prey release, trophic cascades, and phase shifts in tropical nearshore ecosystems
  • Stuart A. Sandin, Sheila M. Walsh, and Jeremy B.C. Jackson
  • Trophic cascades in open ocean ecosystems
  • Tim Essington
  • The role of herbivores in terrestrial trophic cascades
  • Robert J. Marquis
  • Propagation of trophic cascades via multiple pathways in tropical forests
  • John Terborgh and Kenneth Feeley
  • Large predators, deer, and trophic cascades in boreal and temperate ecosystems
  • William J. Ripple, Thomas P. Rooney, and Robert L. Beschta
  • Trophic cascades : what they are, how they work, and why they matter
  • Islands as tests of the green world hypothesis
  • Lauri Oksanen ... [et al.]
  • Trophic cascades on islands
  • Thomas W. Schoener and David A. Spiller
  • Trophic cascades, aboveground-belowground linkages, and ecosystem functioning
  • David A. Wardle
  • Ecological and conservation implications of mesopredator release
  • Justin S. Brashares ... [et al.]
  • Fear-mediated food webs
  • Joel Berger
  • John Terborgh, Robert D. Holt, and James A. Estes
  • Trophic cascades in African savanna : Serengeti as a case study
  • A.R.E. Sinclair ... [et al.]
  • Consumer control by megafauna and fire
  • William Bond
  • Alternative states in ecosystems
  • Marten Scheffer
  • Theoretical perspectives on trophic cascades : current trends and future directions
  • Robert D. Holt, Ricardo M. Holdo, and F.J. Frank van Veen
  • Comparing trophic cascades across ecosystems
  • Jonathan B. Shurin, Russell W. Markel, and Blake Matthews
  • Food chain dynamics and trophic cascades in intertidal habitats
  • Conservation relevance of ecological cascades
  • Michael E. Soulé
  • Conclusion : our trophically degraded planet
  • John Terborgh and James A. Estes
  • Robert T. Paine
  • Some effects of apex predators in higher-latitude coastal oceans
  • James A .Estes, Charles H. Peterson, and Robert S. Steneck
  • Trophic cascades in lakes : lessons and prospects
  • Stephen R. Carpenter ... [et al.]
Control code
463674396
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 464 p.
Isbn
9781597264860
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009042702
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)463674396

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