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Animals, plants and soils interact with one another, with the terrestrial spheres, and with the rest of the Cosmos. On land, this rich interaction creates landscape systems or geoecosystems.
Geoecology investigates the structure and function of geoecosystems, their components and their environment. The author develops a simple dynamic systems model, the `brash' equation, to form the conceptual framework for the book suggesting an `ecological' and `evolutionary' approach.
Exploring internal of `ecological' interactions between geoecosystems and their near-surface environments - the atmosphere, hydrosphere, toposhere, and lithosphere - and external influences, both geological and cosmic, Geoecology presents geoecosystems as dynamic entities constantly responding to changes within themselves and their surroundings.
An `evolutionary' view emerges of geoecological systems, and the animals, plants, and soils comprising them, providing a new way of thinking for the whole environmental complex and the rich web of interdependencies contained therein.
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Animals, plants and soils interact with one another. They also interact with the terrestrial spheres - the atmosphere, hydrosphere, toposphere, and lithosphere - and with the rest of the cosmos. On land, this rich interaction creates landscape systems or geoecosystems. Geoecology investigates the structure and function of geoecosystems. Part one introduces geoecological systems, their nature, hierarchical structure, and ideas about their interdependence and integrity. A simple dynamic systems model, referred to as the "brash" equation, is developed to provide an analytical and conceptual framework for the book. Part two explores internal or "ecological" interactions between geoecosystems and their near-surface environment, with individual chapters looking at the influence of climate, altitude, topography, insularity, and substrate. Part three prospects the role of external factors, both geological and cosmic, as agencies disturbing the dynamics of the geoecosystems.A new "evolutionary" view of geoecological systems, and the animals, plants and soils comprising them, emerges: geoecosystems are seen as dynamic entities, organized on an hierarchical basis, that perpetuall respond to changes within themselves and in their surroundings. Presenting a new ecological and evolutionary approach to the study of geoecological change, Geoecology will interest a wide range of environmental scientists, geographers, ecologists and pedologists.
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