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Toward a more exact ecology

Author: P J Grubb; John B Whittaker
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Since the mid-1970s, ecology has emerged from being a predominantly descriptive subject to one with a substantial theoretical framework underpinned by evidence from experiments. This text details  Read more...


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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J Grubb; John B Whittaker
ISBN: 0632025794 9780632025794 0632026855 9780632026852
OCLC Number: 182947449
Notes: "The Second Jubilee Symposium to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the British Ecological Society, Oxford, 13-15 Sept.1988, published as the 30th Symposium of the Society."
Description: x, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction: Toward A More Exact Ecology: A Personal View Of The Issues Part II: Physiological Processes In Free-Living Organisms: Gas Exchange Of Plants In The Field Telemetric Recording Of Physiological Data From Free-Living Animals Determination Of Respiration Rates Of Free-Living Animals By The Double-Labelling Technique Part III: Control Of Population Size: Analysis Of Insect Population Dynamics Control Of Population Size In Birds: The Grey Partridge As A Case Study Mechanisms In Plant Population Control Part IV: Evolutionary And Behavioural Ecology: The Reproductive Ecology Of Plants And Eusocial Animals Comparative Studies In Evolutionary Ecology: Using The Data Base An Experimentalist's Approach To The Role Of Costs Of Reproduction In The Evolution Of Life-Histories Part V: Interrelationships Between Organisms: Factors Affecting The Relative Abundances Of Forest Tree Species Insect Herbivory And Plant Defence Theory Butterfly-Ant Mutualisms Part VI: Ecosystem Ecology: Energy Flow And Productivity In The Oceans Soils As Components And Controllers Of Ecosystem Processes Part VII: Applied Ecology: Forest Decline In Central Europe: The Unravelling Of Multiple Causes Water Pollution And The Management Of Ecosystems: A Case Study Of Science And Scientist Toward An Exact Human Ecology
Responsibility: edited by Peter J. Grubb, John B. Whittaker.


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