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Big ecology : the emergence of ecosystem science

Author: David C Coleman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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In Big Ecology, David C. Coleman documents his historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As Coleman explains, the concept of the ecosystem--a local biological community and its interactions with its environment--has given rise to many institutions and research programs, like the National Science Foundation's program for Long Term Ecological  Read more...
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Coleman, David C., 1938-
Big ecology.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009039093
(OCoLC)439211908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Coleman
ISBN: 9780520945739 0520945735
OCLC Number: 659590761
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Intellectual Antecedents to Large-Scale Ecosystem Studies; Chapter 2. How the International Biological Program Swept the Scientific World; Chapter 3. The Origin and Evolution of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program; Chapter 4. The Future of Big Ecology: IGBP, AmeriFlux, NEON, and Other Major Initiatives; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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Documents the author's historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. This work explains, the concept of the ecosystem - a local  Read more...

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