Readings in Ecology

ISBN-10: 0195133099

ISBN-13: 9780195133097

Edition: 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 exploration of ecological questions. These studies span the range of ecological perspectives and are significant reading for every student in the life sciences.
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Timothy F. H. Allen is professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Thomas W. Hoekstra is assistant director for research at the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

Preface
Readings for What is Ecology?
Introduction
Thinking Like a Mountain: Escudilla; and Prairie Birthday
Introduction
The Pine Processionary; and More Inquiries Into Mason-Bees
Readings for People and Nature
Introductions
Landscape History and Ecological Change
Ecological Imperialism
The Idea of a Garden
The Ecology of Order and Chaos
Readings for Landscape Ecology
Introductions
Hierarchical Approaches to the Study of Water Quality in Rivers
Assessing Potential Gray Wolf Restoration in the Northeastern United States
Landscape Ecology: Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecological Systems
Landscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park
Spatial Scaling in Ecology
Readings for Ecosystem Ecology
Introductions
Cascading Trophic Interactions and Lake Productivity
Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management
Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest
Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems
Readings for Physiological Ecology
Introductions
Assessing Water Quality with Submersed Aquatic Vegetation
Organism Size, Life History, and N:P Stoichiometry
Apex Predation by Yellowfin Tuna
Hydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth
Readings for Behavioral Ecology
Introductions
Evolutionary Stable Nesting Strategy in a Digger Wasp
Do Helpers Increase Reproductive Success?
Honeybees Maximize Efficiency by Not Filling Their Crop
Readings for Population Ecology
Introductions
Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity
The Influence of Interspecific Competition and Other Factors on the Distribution of the Barnacle Chthamalus stellatus
Impact of Food and Predation on the Snowshoe Hare Cycle
Readings for Community Ecology
Introductions
Interlevel Relations in Ecological Research and Management
Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale
Life as a Manifestation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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