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Readings in ecology

Author: Stanley I Dodson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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The papers included in this readings text were selected and are introduced by the authors of Ecology as examples of excellent and insightful research that greatly contributes to our grasp and  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley I Dodson
ISBN: 0195133099 9780195133097
OCLC Number: 40805467
Description: ix, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Readings for What Is Ecology? / Introduction, Stanley I. Dodson --
Thinking Like a Mountain ; Escudilla ; Prairie Birthday / Aldo Leopold, Introduction by Kandis Elliott --
The Pine Processionary ; More Inquiries Into Mason-Bees / Jean Henri Fabre --
Part 2. Readings for People and Nature / Introductions by Nancy E. Langston --
Landscape History and Ecological Change / Norman L. Christensen --
Ecological Imperialism / Alfred W. Crosby --
The Idea of a Garden / Michael Pollan --
The Ecology of Order and Chaos / Donald Worster --
Part 3. Readings for Landscape Ecology / Introductions, Monica G. Turner --
Hierarchical Approaches to the Study of Water Quality in Rivers / Carolyn T. Hunsaker and Daniel A. Levine --
Assessing Potential Gray Wolf Restoration in the Northeastern United States / David J. Mladenoff and Theodore A. Sickley --
Landscape Ecology : Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecological Systems / Steward T.A. Pickett and Mary L. Cadenasso --
Landscape Diversity : The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park / William H. Romme and Dennis H. Knight --
Spatial Scaling in Ecology / John A. Wiens --
Part 4. Readings for Ecosystem Ecology / Introductions by Stephen R. Carpenter --
Cascading Trophic Interactions and Lake Productivity / Stephen R. Carpenter, James F. Kitchell, and James R. Hodgson --
Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management / Crawford S. Holling and Gary K. Meffe --
Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest / John Pastor [and others] --
Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems / Peter M. Vitousek [and others] --
Part 5. Readings for Physiological Ecology --
Assessing Water Quality with Submersed Aquatic Vegetation / William C. Dennison [and others] --
Organism Size, Life History, and N:P Stoichiometry / James J. Elser [and others] --
Apex Predation by Yellowfin Tuna / Robert J. Olson and Christofer H. Boggs --
Hydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth / Michael G. Ryan and Barbara J. Yoder --
Part 6. Readings for Behavioral Ecology / Introductions by Robert L. Jeanne --
Evolutionarily Stable Nesting Strategy in a Digger Wasp / H. Jane Brockmann, Alan Grafen, and Richard Dawkins --
Do Helpers Increase Reproductive Success? / Ronald L. Mumme --
Honeybees Maximize Efficiency by Not Filling Their Crop / Paul Schmid-Hempel, Alejandro Kacelnik, and Alasdair I. Houston --
Part 7. Readings for Population Ecology / Introductions by Anthony R. Ives --
Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity / Joel E. Cohen --
The Influence of Interspecific Competition and Other Factors on the Distribution of the Barnacle Chthamalus stellatus / Joseph H. Connell --
Impact of Food and Predation on the Snowshoe Hare Cycle / Charles J. Krebs [and others] --
Part 8. Readings for Community Ecology / Introductions by Timothy F.H. Allen --
Interlevel Relations in Ecological Research and Management / Timothy F.H. Allen, Robert V. O'Neill, and Thomas W. Hoekstra --
Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale / Garry Peterson, Craig R. Allen, and Crawford S. Holling --
Life as a Manifestation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics / Eric D. Schneider and James J. Kay.
Responsibility: selected by Stanley I. Dodson [and others].
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