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

Author: Rafe Sagarin; Aníbal Pauchard
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2012.
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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-is driving the field of ecology in new and important directions. Observation and Ecology documents that transformation, exploring how scientists and researchers are expanding their methodological toolbox to incorporate an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rafe Sagarin; Aníbal Pauchard
ISBN: 9781610912303 1610912306
OCLC Number: 905286186
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction: A Time of Change and Adaptation in Ecology --
pt. I. The Role of Observation in Ecological Science --
An Observational Approach to Ecology --
Observational Approaches in Historical Context --
pt. II. Using Observations in Ecology --
Using All the Senses in Ecology --
Using Technology to Expand Our Observational Senses --
Local, Traditional, and Accidental Ecological Observers and Observations --
pt. III. The Challenges Posed by an Observational Approach --
Dealing with Too Many Observations, and Too Few --
Is Observation-Based Ecology Scientific? --
pt. IV. Beyond Academia: The Power of Observational Approaches --
Ecology's Renewed Importance in Policy --
Opening Nature's Door to a New Generation of Citizens and Ecologists --
pt. 6. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Rafe Sagarin and Aníbal Pauchard.

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