## Systems Ecology: An IntroductionAn integrated theoretical and applied introduction to systems ecology that uses energy diagrammatic language to explain basic concepts of systems, modelling, and simulation. Teaches energetics while at the same time dealing with the issues of organization, entropy, information, complexity, diversity, frequency, and power and the ways these determine the nature of real systems. Includes analog and digital computer modelling, enabling readers without prior programming experience to create computer models of ecological processes. |

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action ampliﬁer analog computer autocatalytic backforce biological biomass biosphere calories chain Chapter chemical coefﬁcients complex concentration constant consumer convergence curve cycle deﬁned develop dispersal distribution Ecology economic ecosys ecosystems efﬁciency embodied energy energy circuit energy diagram energy ﬂow energy language energy quality energy source energy transformation ratio entropy environmental equation ergy example exponential exponential growth feedback FIGURE ﬁrst force frequency function given in Fig graph growth heat sink hierarchy human increase inﬂow input interaction kinetic linear loop Lotka matrix maximize maximum power maximum power principle Michaelis-Menten minimodels module multiplier nutrients Odum organisms oscillation outﬂow output pathways patterns photosynthesis plankton population potential energy production proportional pulsing quadratic quantity recycle represented shown in Fig shows simulation spatial species steady storage structure symbols tank temperature Theory threshold tion units variable vector Wiley York