Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology (Textbook)

The first edition, by Chapin, Matson and Mooney, 2002 is being replaced by the second edition, Chapin, Matson and Vitousek, Springer-Verlag 2011. http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-1-4419-9503-2
Publication expected in late 2011.

This page provides access to the final figures and figure legends in Powerpoint format.


The subpage, Current Text Principles of Terrestrial Ecoystem Ecology will be removed from this site as soon as the second edition is published.  There have been some minor changes in these chapters since they were put up on the web in January 2011.
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Chapter 10 Trophic Dynamics  1229k v. 4 Sep 1, 2011, 10:43 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 11 Species Effects on Ecosystem Processes  1178k v. 4 Sep 1, 2011, 10:39 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 12 Temporal Dynamics  1243k v. 3 Sep 1, 2011, 10:39 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 13 Landscape Heterogeneity and Ecosystem Dynamics  5210k v. 3 Sep 1, 2011, 10:41 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 14 Changes in the Earth System  1800k v. 3 Sep 1, 2011, 10:42 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 15 Managing and Sustaining Ecosystems  902k v. 3 Sep 1, 2011, 10:43 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 1 The Ecosystem Concept  3061k v. 3 Aug 30, 2011, 10:59 PM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 2 Earth's Climate System  11328k v. 2 Aug 30, 2011, 10:49 PM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 3 Geology, Soils and Sediments  1101k v. 2 Aug 30, 2011, 10:51 PM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 4 Water and Energy  1109k v. 2 Aug 30, 2011, 10:52 PM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 5 Carbon Inputs to Ecosystems  1106k v. 2 Aug 31, 2011, 9:14 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 6 Plant Carbon Budgets  673k v. 1 Aug 31, 2011, 9:15 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 7 Decomposition and Ecosystem Carbon Budgets  2358k v. 1 Aug 31, 2011, 9:33 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 8 Plant Nutrient Use  831k v. 2 Aug 31, 2011, 10:48 AM Melissa Chapin
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Chapter 9 Nutrient Cycling  1198k v. 1 Aug 31, 2011, 10:49 AM Melissa Chapin