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Foundations of Ecology Classic Papers with Commentaries

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ISBN-10: 0226705943

ISBN-13: 9780226705941

Edition: 1991

Authors: James H. Brown, Leslie A. Real

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Assembled here for the first time in one volume are forty classic papers that have laid the foundations of modern ecology. Whether by posing new problems, demonstrating important effects, or stimulating new research, these papers have made substantial contributions to an understanding of ecological processes, and they continue to influence the field today. The papers span nearly nine decades of ecological research, from 1887 on, and are organized in six sections: foundational papers, theoretical advances, synthetic statements, methodological developments, field studies, and ecological experiments. Selections range from Connell's elegant account of experiments with barnacles to Watt's…    
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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 920
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Preface Part One - Foundational Papers Defining Ecology as a Science Sharon E. Kingsland 1. Stephen A. Forbes (1887) The Lake as a Microcosm (Bulletin of the Peoria Scientific Association, pp. 77-87. Reprinted in the Bulletin of the Illinois State Natural History Survey 15 (1925): 537-50 2. Henry Chandler Cowles (1899) The Ecological Relations of the Vegetation on the Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan The Botanical Gazette 27 : 97-117, 167-202, 281-308, 361-91 3. Frederic E. Clements (1936) Nature and Structure of the Climax The Journal of Ecology 24 : 252-84 4. H. A. Gleason (1926) The Individualistic Concept of the Plant Association Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 53 :…