Ecosystem Ecol I 2011

Ecosystem Ecol I 2011 - Ecosystems Lecture 1 1 E COSYSTEMS...

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Unformatted text preview: Ecosystems Lecture 1 1 E COSYSTEMS COSYSTEMS E COLOGY COLOGY An introduction to thinking An introduction to thinking about whole systems about whole systems T OPICS OPICS FOR FOR THE THE L ECTURE ECTURE The meaning of ecosystem Reasons to study ecosystems Key terms and concepts Types of fluxes o Inputs to & outputs from ecosystems o Within-ecosystem fluxes But the more fundamental conception is, as it seems to me, the whole system (in the sense of physics), including not only the organism not only the organism not only the organism not only the organism-complex, but complex, but complex, but complex, but also the whole complex of physical factors also the whole complex of physical factors also the whole complex of physical factors also the whole complex of physical factors forming what we call the environment of the biome the habitat factors in the widest sense. It is the system so formed which, from the point of view of the ecologist, are the basic units of nature basic units of nature basic units of nature basic units of nature on the face of the earth. These ecosystems ecosystems ecosystems ecosystems , as we may call them, are of the most various kinds and sizes. They form one category of the multitudinous physical systems of the universe, which range from the universe as a whole down to the atom. A. G. Tansley, 1935 First use of Ecosystem Ecosystems Lecture 1 2 The Ecosystem Concept The Ecosystem Concept...
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