Ecological time series

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Chapman & Hall, 1995 - Nature - 491 pages
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This pioneering volume explores time series analysis and interpretation using a wide range of methods and examples from terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecology. The book challenges readers to discern interdisciplinary processes that can unify fields as diverse as ocean climatology and epidemiology. The first section of the book explores the basic concepts of environmental analysis, reviews state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies, and offers innovative solutions to analytical problems of longer time series with special attention to climate change, providing the reader with the conceptual and methodological tools to analyze environmental data accurately. The second section examines a variety of time scales used to describe change, and the variability within and between different ecosystems, so that diverse systems may be studied in an integrated way. The final section of the book illustrates key concepts and themes, based on the results of major investigations in various ecosystems and at various time scales, including studies ranging from arctic sites to human epidemiology. Investigating time series in the context of ecological functions such as population processes, community structure, and patch dynamics, this insightful volume will stimulate cross-fertilization among the ecological disciplines. The broad spectrum of ideas and applications examined in this volume makes it a useful resource for all ecologists.

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Contents

Introduction M E Schumacher and J H Steele
2
Fitting Population Models to Time Series Data A R Solow
20
Estimate of Interhemispheric Ocean Carbon Transport Based on iCO
28
Integration of Spatial Analysis in LongTerm Ecological Studies
48
Dynamical Systems 1
57
The Natural History of Time Series R R Dickson
70
Detecting Periodicity in Quantitative versus SemiQuantitative Times Series
100
Physical and Biological Scales of Variability in Lakes Estuaries and
119
Time Series Compared Across the LandSea Gradient
242
The Problem of Pattern and Scale in Ecology S A Levin
277
LongTerm Environmental Change P F McDowell T Webb III and P
327
Control by Surface Boundary
339
Monitoring Ocean Productivity by Assimilating Satellite Chlorophyll
371
LongTerm Measurements at the Arctic LTER Site J E Hobbie et al
391
Basic Models in Epidemiology F Brauer and C CastilloChavez
410
The Invisible Present J J Magnuson
448

YeartoYear Fluctuation of the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in South
9
Phytoplankton in the Central
150
The Hydrostation S TimeSeries
181
Planning LongTerm Vegetation Studies at Landscape Scales
209
Lessons from
465
Index
483
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