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Method in Ecology : Strategies for Conservation - Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette

Method in Ecology

Strategies for Conservation

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1994
ISBN: 9780521418614
Number Of Pages: 344

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In this volume, the authors discuss what practical contributions ecology can and can't make in applied science and environmental problem solving. In the first section, they discuss conceptual problems that have often prevented the formulation and evaluation of powerful, precise, general theories, explain why island biogeography is still beset with controversy and examine the ways that science is value laden. In the second section, they describe how ecology can give us specific answers to practical environmental questions posed in individual case studies, and argue for a new way to look at scientific error. A case study using the Florida panther is examined in the light of these findings.

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"This book is a great achievement and should be read by everyone interested in ecology, environmental ethics, and environmental law. If we could assume familiarity with the claims and arguments in this book, the level of public debate about environmental policy would be significantly improved." Ethics "...a timely book that will enliven many graduate seminars." R.H. Peters, Quarterly Review of Biology

Introduction: what ecology can't do
Ecological concepts are problematic
Ecological theory is problematic
Ecological science is value laden
What ecology can do
Ecology and a new account of rationality
Objections: rationality in ecology
A case study: the Florida panther
Policy aspects of the Florida panther case
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ISBN: 9780521418614
ISBN-10: 0521418615
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 28th January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.26  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.7

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