By Mercedes Pascual,Jennifer A. Dunne

This e-book is predicated on lawsuits from a February 2004 Santa Fe Institute workshop. Its contributing bankruptcy authors deal with the ecology of predator-prey interactions and nutrition internet idea, constitution, and dynamics, becoming a member of researchers who additionally paintings on advanced platforms and on huge nonlinear networks from the issues of view of different sub-fields inside of ecology. foodstuff webs play a crucial function within the debates at the position of complexity in balance, patience, and resilience. larger empirical info and the exploding curiosity within the topic of networks throughout social, actual, and traditional sciences brought on construction of this quantity. The e-book explores the bounds of what's identified of the connection among constitution and dynamics in ecological networks and defines instructions for destiny advancements during this field.

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