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Observation and ecology : broadening the scope of science to understand a complex world

Author: Rafe Sagarin; Aníbal Pauchard
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments - issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species -  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rafe Sagarin; Aníbal Pauchard
ISBN: 9781610912303 1610912306 9781597268257 1597268259 9781597268264 1597268267
OCLC Number: 1087471791
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 213 p. :) ill., map
Contents: What Is an Observational Approach to Ecology? --
Observational Approaches in Historical Context --
Using All the Senses in Ecology --
Beyond the Senses : Observational Technology --
Observations and Observers : Local, Traditional, and Accidental Ecological Knowledge --
Approaches to Data Recording and Analyses --
Are Observational Approaches Scientific? --
Ecology's Renewed Importance in Public Policy and Management --
Opening Nature's Door to a New Generation of Citizens and Ecologists --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Rafe Sagarin and Aníbal Pauchard.

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