Research Article: Science Incubators: Synthesis Centers and Their Role in the Research Ecosystem

Date Published: January 15, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Allen Rodrigo, Susan Alberts, Karen Cranston, Joel Kingsolver, Hilmar Lapp, Craig McClain, Robin Smith, Todd Vision, Jory Weintraub, Brian Wiegmann Abstract: How should funding agencies enable researchers to explore high-risk but potentially high-reward science? One model that appears to work is the NSF-funded synthesis … Continue reading Research Article: Science Incubators: Synthesis Centers and Their Role in the Research Ecosystem

Research into Ecosystem Dynamics: Ecosystem Experimentation and Modeling

OpenStax Biology 2e The study of the changes in ecosystem structure caused by changes in the environment (disturbances) or by internal forces is called ecosystem dynamics. Ecosystems are characterized using a variety of research methodologies. Some ecologists study ecosystems using controlled experimental systems, while some study entire ecosystems in their natural state, and others use both … Continue reading Research into Ecosystem Dynamics: Ecosystem Experimentation and Modeling

Research Article: Ecosystem Overfishing in the Ocean

Date Published: December 10, 2008 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Marta Coll, Simone Libralato, Sergi Tudela, Isabel Palomera, Fabio Pranovi, Andy Hector. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003881 Abstract: Fisheries catches represent a net export of mass and energy that can no longer be used by trophic levels higher than those fished. Thus, exploitation implies a depletion of secondary production … Continue reading Research Article: Ecosystem Overfishing in the Ocean

Research Article: Species in ecosystems and all that jazz

Date Published: July 13, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Oswald J. Schmitz Abstract: Ecosystem ecologists explore how different kinds of species fit together to drive ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling and productivity. This research is motivated by theories that assume that the suite of traits that characterize a species’ form determines its … Continue reading Research Article: Species in ecosystems and all that jazz

Research Article: An Environment-Sensitive Synthetic Microbial Ecosystem

Date Published: May 12, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Bo Hu, Jin Du, Rui-yang Zou, Ying-jin Yuan, Mark Isalan. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010619 Abstract: Microbial ecosystems have been widely used in industrial production, but the inter-relationships of organisms within them haven’t been completely clarified due to complex composition and structure of natural microbial ecosystems. So it is … Continue reading Research Article: An Environment-Sensitive Synthetic Microbial Ecosystem

Research Article: Quantifying the web browser ecosystem

Date Published: June 23, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sela Ferdman, Einat Minkov, Ron Bekkerman, David Gefen, Hussein Suleman. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179281 Abstract Contrary to the assumption that web browsers are designed to support the user, an examination of a 900,000 distinct PCs shows that web browsers comprise a complex ecosystem with millions of addons … Continue reading Research Article: Quantifying the web browser ecosystem

Research Article: The struggle for existence in the world market ecosystem

Date Published: October 3, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Viviana Viña-Cervantes, Michele Coscia, Renaud Lambiotte, Yongli Li. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203915 Abstract The global trade system can be viewed as a dynamic ecosystem in which exporters struggle for resources: the markets in which they export. We can think that the aim of an exporter is to … Continue reading Research Article: The struggle for existence in the world market ecosystem

Research Article: Multiple ecosystem services in a working landscape

Date Published: March 16, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Danny J. Eastburn, Anthony T. O’Geen, Kenneth W. Tate, Leslie M. Roche, Dafeng Hui. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166595 Abstract Policy makers and practitioners are in need of useful tools and models for assessing ecosystem service outcomes and the potential risks and opportunities of ecosystem management options. We … Continue reading Research Article: Multiple ecosystem services in a working landscape

Research Article: Bounds on Transient Instability for Complex Ecosystems

Date Published: June 21, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Francesco Caravelli, Phillip P. A. Staniczenko, Roberto Andre Kraenkel. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157876 Abstract Stability is a desirable property of complex ecosystems. If a community of interacting species is at a stable equilibrium point then it is able to withstand small perturbations to component species’ abundances without … Continue reading Research Article: Bounds on Transient Instability for Complex Ecosystems

Research Article: On the Effects of Scale for Ecosystem Services Mapping

Date Published: December 30, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Bettina Weibel, Kenneth J. Bagstad, Marika Ferrari, Davide Geneletti, Hermann Klug, Uta Schirpke, Ulrike Tappeiner, Simon Thrush. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112601 Abstract Ecosystems provide life-sustaining services upon which human civilization depends, but their degradation largely continues unabated. Spatially explicit information on ecosystem services (ES) provision … Continue reading Research Article: On the Effects of Scale for Ecosystem Services Mapping