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Preface Cuddington, K., Byers, J. Wilson, W. and Hastings, A.. Section 1 History and Concepts 1. On the Purpose, Meaning, and Usage of the Physical Ecosystem Engineering Concept Clive G. Jones and Jorge L. Gutiérrez. 2. A Historical Perspective on Ecosystem Engineering Natalie Buchman, Kim Cuddington, and John Lambrinos 3. A New Spirit and Concept for Ecosystem Engineering? William G. Wilson 4. Ecosystem Engineering: Utility, Contention, and Progress Kim Cuddington Section 2 Examples and Applications 5. Earthworms as Key Actors in Self-organized Soil Systems Patrick Lavelle 6. Microhabitat Manipulation: Ecosystem Engineering by Shelter-Building Insects John T. Lill and Robert J. Marquis 7. Carpobrotus as a Case Study of the Complexities of Species Impacts Nicole Molinari, Carla D¿Antonio, and George Thomson 8. Ecosystem Engineering in the Fossil Record: Early Examples from the Cambrian Period Katherine N. Marenco and David J. Bottjer 9. Habitat Conversion Associated with Bioeroding Marine Isopods Theresa Sinicrope Talley and Jeffrey A. Crooks 10. Lessons from Disparate Ecosystem Engineers James E. Byers Section 3 Theory and Models 11. Community Responses to Environmental Change: Results of Lotka-Volterra Community Theory Willliam G. Wilson and Justin P. Wright 12. Model Studies of Ecosystem Engineering in Plant Communities Ehud Meron, Erez Gilad, Jost von Hardenberg, Antonello Provenzale, and Moshe Shachak 13. Balancing the Engineer¿Environment Equation: The Current Legacy Kim Cuddington and Alan Hastings 14. Synthesis of Ecosystem Engineering Theory William G. Wilson Section 4 Socio-economic Issues and Management Solutions 15. Restoring Oyster Reefs to Recover Ecosystem Services Jonathan H. Grabowski and Charles H. Peterson 16. Managing Invasive Ecosystem Engineers: The Case of Spartina in Pacific Estuaries John G. Lambrinos 17. Livestock and Engineering Network in the Israeli Negev: Implications for Ecosystem Management Yarden Oren, Avi Perevolotsky, Sol Brand, and Moshe Shachak 18. Ecosystem Engineers and the Complex Dynamics of Non-native Species Management on California¿s Channel Islands Rob Klinger 19. The Diverse Faces of Ecosystem Engineers in Agroecosystems John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto 20. Management and Ecosystem Engineers: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges Alan Hastings
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Habitat (Ecology) -- Modification.