The Ecology of Place (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2011-01-15
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Medarbetare
Kingsland, Sharon (contributions)/Armitage, Kenneth B. (contributions)/Estes, James A. (contributions)/Feinsinger, Peter (contributions)/Grant, B. Rosemary (contributions)/Grant, Peter R. (contributions)/Hubbell, Stephen P. (contributions)/Jones, Clive G. (contributions)/Kingsland, Sharon (contribut
Illustrationer
42 halftones, 32 line drawings, 8 tables
Dimensioner
234 x 163 x 33 mm
Vikt
726 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226050423
The Ecology of Place (inbunden)

The Ecology of Place

Contributions of Place-Based Research to Ecological Understanding

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Ecologists can spend a lifetime researching a small patch of the earth, studying the interactions between organisms and the environment, and exploring the roles those interactions play in determining distribution, abundance, and evolutionary change. With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do you extrapolate knowledge about a well-studied area and apply it elsewhere? Through a range of original essays written by eminent ecologists and naturalists, "The Ecology of Place" explores how place-focused research yields exportable general knowledge as well as practical local knowledge, and how society can facilitate ecological understanding by investing in field sites, place-centered databases, interdisciplinary collaborations, and field-oriented education programs that emphasize natural history. This unique patchwork of case-study narratives, philosophical musings, and historical analyses is tied together with commentaries from editors Ian Billick and Mary V. Price that develop and synthesize common threads. The result is a unique volume rich with all-too-rare insights into how science is actually done, as told by scientists themselves.
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Ian Billick is executive director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, Colorado. Mary V. Price is professor emerita of biology at the University of California, Riverside.