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Global Ecology

  • ID: 1762140
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 480 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Global Ecology focuses on the perception of the biosphere or the ecosphere as a unified cooperative system with numerous synergistic effects, which describe the distinctive properties of this sphere. This book is subdivided into five parts dealing with diverse aspects in global ecology.

The first part of the book provides comprehensive description of the biosphere, including its unique characteristics and evolution. This part also describes various spheres in the biosphere, such as the hydrosphere, noosphere, and pedosphere as well as their composition. The next part focuses on the global cycles, including calcium, carbon, iron, microbial nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur, and water cycles. In addition, global balances and flows are explained. Presented in the third part are the results of the global cycles and flows as well as the patterns of the climatic factors and marine currents. There is also a part discussing the climate interactions, climatic changes, and its effect on the living organisms.

The book concludes by covering the application of stoichiometry in the biosphere and in ecosystems. The book offers a comprehensive view of global ecology and ecological stoichiometry, which will aid in the processes of global ecology.

  • Provides an overview of the theory and application of global ecology
  • International focus and range of ecosystems makes Global Ecology an indispensable resource to scientists
  • Based on the bestselling Encyclopedia of Ecology
  • Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

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1. Introduction
2. Abiotic and Biotic Diversity in the Biosphere p.1-4
3. Anthropospheric and Antropogenic Impact on the Biosphere 204-210
4. Astrobiology 272-275
5. Biogeocoenosis as an Elementary Unit of Biogeochemical Work in the Biosphere p.396-403
6. Biosphere. Vernadsky's Concept p.467-471
7. Deforestration p.853-860
8. Environmental and Biospheric Impacts of Nuclear War p.1314-1321
9. Evolution of Oceans p.1445-1458
10. Evolution of 'Prey-Predator' Systems p.1458-1464
11. Fungi and Their Role in he Biosphere p.1709-1717
12. Gaia Hypothesis p.1727-1731
13. Hydrosphere p.1923-1930
14. Noosphere p.2533-2536
15. Pedosphere p.2665-2670
16. Phenomenon of Life: General Aspects p.2689-2701
17. Structure and History of Life p.3403-3416
18. Calcium Cycle p.507-513
19. Carbon Cycle p.517-528
20. Energy Balance p.1276-1290
21. Energy Flows in the Biosphere p.1290-1297
22. Entropy and Entropy Flows in the Biosphere p.1306-1314
23. Information and Information Flows in the Biosphere p.19875-1978
24. Iron Cycle p.2028-2033
25. Matter and Matter Flows in the Biosphere p.2279-2292
26. Microbial Cycles p.2328-2335
27. Nitrogen Cycle p.2526-2533
28. Oxygen Cycle 2609-2615
29. Phosphorus Cycle p.2715-2724
30. Radiation Balance and Solar Radiation Spectrum 2951-2956
31. Radionuclides : Their Biochemical Cycles and the Impacts on the Biosphere p.2966-2975
32. Sulphur Cycle 3424-3431
33. Water Cycle 3724-3729
34. Xenobiotics Cycles 3821-3831
35. Agriculture p.76-85
36. Material and Metal Ecology p.2247-2261
37. Methane in the Atmosphere 2325-2328
38. Monitoring, Observations and Remoste Sensing-Global Dimensions p.2425-2446
39. Ocean Currents and Their Role in the Biosphere p.2553-2559
40. Precipitation Pattern 2916-2923
41. Temperature Pattern p.3504-3509
42. Urbanization as a Global Process p.3672-3679
43. Weathering p.3770-3776
44. Climate Change 1: Short-Term Dynamics p.588-592
45. Climate Change 2: Long-Term Dynamics p.592-598
46. Climate Change 3: History and Current State p.598-603
47. Coevolution of the Biosphere and Climate p.648-659
48. Global Change Impacts on the Biosphere p.1736-1741
49. Ecological Stoichiometry: Overview p.1101-1117
50. Ecosystem Patterns and Processes p.1139-1148
51. Evolutionary and Biochemical Aspects p.1472-1481
52. Organisal Ecophysiology p.2587-2596
53. Population and Community Interactions p.2891-2901
54. Trace Elements p.3564-3573
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Jørgensen, Sven Erik
Sven Erik Jørgensen was the professor emeritus in environmental chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He received a master of science in chemical engineering from the Danish Technical University (1958), a doctor of environmental engineering (Karlsruhe University) and a doctor of science in ecological modelling (Copenhagen University). He was the honourable doctor at Coimbra University, Portugal and at Dar es Salaam University (Tanzania). In 1975 he founded the journal Ecological Modelling and in 1978 the ISEM (International Society of Ecological Modelling). He has received several awards, the Ruder Boskovic Medal, the Prigogine Prize, the Pascal Medal, the Einstein professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Santa Chiara Prize for multidisciplinary teaching and the very prestigious Stockholm Water Prize. He has published 366 papers of which 275 were published in peer-reviewed international journals and he has edited or authored 76 books, of which several have been translated to other languages (Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). He has authored a successful textbook in ecological modelling "Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling”, which was published as a fourth edition together with Brian Fath in 2011. It has been translated into Chinese and Russian (third edition). He authored a well received textbook in system ecology entitled "Introduction to Systems Ecology”. It was published as an English edition in 2012 and as a Chinese edition in 2013. He was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology, published in 2008, and of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in December 2012. He has taught courses in ecological modelling in 32 different countries. He is the editorial board member of 18 international journals in the fields of ecology and environmental management. He was the president of ISEM and he also was elected member of the European Academy of Sciences, for which he was the chairman of the Section for Environmental Sciences.
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