From Populations to Ecosystems: Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis

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Index
Note: Page references in italics indicate figures.
Akaike information criterion, 71
Allen, T.F.H., 257
animal energy budgets, 10–14
aquatic food webs, 159–60, 160
Arditi, R., 109, 112
Ashby, W. R., 124–25
assembly rules for webs with plant/ specialist herbivores, 93–98, 94, 94n, 96, 121–22
Bagdhi, R., 71
balance of nature, 124
basal metabolism, 10–12
Bayesian probability theory, 257
Berendse, F., 71–72, 72
between-cycle competition, 236–38
Bigger, D., 132–35, 139, 141
biochemical constraints on systems, x–xi
BIODEPTH experiment, 58–59, 59, 70, 70–71, 75
biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, 56–78; additive partition of biodiversity effects, 68–73, 70, 204; biodiversity as stabilizing (see stability/complexity of ecosystems); biodiversity vs. species diversity, 56; in food webs, 80, 97–107, 98n, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107; in food webs, and nontrophic interactions, 80–81, 107–14, 108, 110, 113; horizontal diversity’s effects on (see horizontal diversity); human destruction of biodiversity, 92, 260–61; identifying mechanisms in experiments in, 68–73, 70, 72; overview of, x, xii–xiii, 56–57, 78; productivity vs. biodiversity, 73, 73–75, 76–77, 78, 80– 81; small-scale effects, 57–68, 59, 62–63, 67; small-scale experiments vs. largescale comparative studies, 73, 73–74, 76–77, 78; spatial dynamics of (see metacommunities/metaecosystems)
blast disease, 106–7
Bolker, B. M., 43
Bond, E. M., 214
Bristow, C. E., 134–35
Cadotte, M. W., 205
Caldarelli, G., 245
Cardinale, B. J.: on biodiversity experiments, 71; on complementarity, 73; on grazer effects on algae, 106, 107; on nonadditive predator–prey interactions, 104, 105; on species loss, 60–61, 62
carrying capacity, 17. See also equilibrium primary production
Casula, P., 104
Cedar Creek biodiversity experiment, 58, 59, 128, 129
Chase, J. M., 214
chemical pollution, 260
Chesson, P., 39–40, 49, 51
Choi, J. S., 253
climate change, 260
closed systems, 169. See also material cycling and overall functioning of ecosystems
Collins, J. P., 73
community ecology, ix–xi, 262, 266. See also food/interaction webs/food chains; metacommunities/metaecosystems; niche theory; species diversity’s functional consequences
community evolution models, 245, 252–53
compartmental models, 6–9, 8, 15, 18
compensatory dynamics, 153–54
competition theory: between-cycle competition, 236–38; competition–colonization trade-offs, 40–43, 190; competitive ability as resource-use intensity, 174, 235; competitive exclusion principle, 22–23, 33–34, 53–55; nonequilibrium coexistence in

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