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The Resource The wolf's tooth : keystone predators, trophic cascades, and biodiversity, Cristina Eisenberg

The wolf's tooth : keystone predators, trophic cascades, and biodiversity, Cristina Eisenberg

Label
The wolf's tooth : keystone predators, trophic cascades, and biodiversity
Title
The wolf's tooth
Title remainder
keystone predators, trophic cascades, and biodiversity
Statement of responsibility
Cristina Eisenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Animals such as wolves, sea otters, and sharks exert a disproportionate influence on their environment; dramatic ecological consequences can result when they are removed from-or returned to-an ecosystem. In The Wolf's Tooth, scientist and author Cristina Eisenberg explores the concept of "trophic cascades" and the role of top predators in regulating ecosystems. Her fascinating and wide-ranging work provides clear explanations of the science surrounding keystone predators and considers how this notion can help provide practical solutions for restoring ecosystem health and functioning. Eisenberg examines both general concepts and specific issues, sharing accounts from her own fieldwork to illustrate and bring to life the ideas she presents. She considers how resource managers can use knowledge about trophic cascades to guide recovery efforts, including how this science can be applied to move forward the bold vision of rewilding the North American continent. In the end, the author provides her own recommendations for local and landscape-scale applications of what has been learned about interactive food webs. At their most fundamental level, trophic cascades are powerful stories about ecosystem processes-of predators and their prey, of what it takes to survive in a landscape, of the flow of nutrients. The Wolf's Tooth is the first book to focus on the vital connection between trophic cascades and restoring biodiversity and habitats, and to do so in a way that is accessible to a diverse readership
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenberg, Cristina
Dewey number
591.5/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QL758
LC item number
.E36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL758
NAL item number
.E36 2010
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QH 541.15.E265 V518w 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Predatory animals
  • Food chains (Ecology)
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity
  • Food Chain
  • Animals, Wild
  • SCIENCE
  • Food chains (Ecology)
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Predatory animals
Label
The wolf's tooth : keystone predators, trophic cascades, and biodiversity, Cristina Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visitors from the North -- Web of life. Patterns in an ecosystem ; Living in a landscape of fear : trophic cascades mechanisms ; Origins : aquatic cascades ; Why the earth is green : terrestrial cascades ; The long view : old-growth rain forest food webs -- Mending the web. All our relations : trophic cascades and the diversity of life ; Creating landscapes of hope : trophic cascades and ecological restoration ; Finding common ground : trophic cascades and ecosystem management -- Lessons from 763
Control code
680040577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597268189
Lccn
2009051088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d2b76e98-c39c-4dae-bcaa-fd9262380642
Publisher number
MWT11447457
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680040577
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The wolf's tooth : keystone predators, trophic cascades, and biodiversity, Cristina Eisenberg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visitors from the North -- Web of life. Patterns in an ecosystem ; Living in a landscape of fear : trophic cascades mechanisms ; Origins : aquatic cascades ; Why the earth is green : terrestrial cascades ; The long view : old-growth rain forest food webs -- Mending the web. All our relations : trophic cascades and the diversity of life ; Creating landscapes of hope : trophic cascades and ecological restoration ; Finding common ground : trophic cascades and ecosystem management -- Lessons from 763
Control code
680040577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597268189
Lccn
2009051088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d2b76e98-c39c-4dae-bcaa-fd9262380642
Publisher number
MWT11447457
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680040577
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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