- Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.
Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
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.
Special offers and product promotions
― Ecological Restoration
― Basic and Applied Ecology
― Austral Ecology
― Natural Areas Journal
― Integrative and Comparative Biology
-- Mary E. Power, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
-- Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
-- Harry W. Greene, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
-- Professor Lord Robert May, Department of Zoology, Oxford University
About the Author
John Terborgh is James B. Duke Professor of Environmental Sciences and codirector of the Center for Tropical Conservation at Duke University. He has devoted much of the past 35 years to issues concerning the ecology and conservation of neotropical systems.
After spending most of his career as a research scientist with the US Geological Survey, James A. Estes is currently a faculty member at the University of California at Santa Cruz where he holds a position of professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
- Publisher : Island Press; 1st edition (April 20, 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 488 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1597264865
- ISBN-13 : 978-1597264860
- Item Weight : 2.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,927,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews: