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Readings in Ecology - Stanley I. Dodson

Readings in Ecology

By: Stanley I. Dodson (Editor), Timothy F. H. Allen (Editor), Stephen R. Carpenter (Editor), Kandis Elliot (Editor), Anthony R. Ives (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780195133097
Number Of Pages: 480

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Readings in Ecology is a unique collection of diverse readings from the primary literature in ecology. An ideal companion to the groundbreaking text Ecology (OUP, 1998, Dodson et al.), it can also be used in conjunction with other introductory ecology texts. It follows the same chapter organization as Ecology, using eight chapters to focus on the various subdivisions of ecology. Each article is relevant to a fundamental topic covered in the corresponding textbook chapter. Carefully selected by the eight authors of Ecology and Kandis Elliot, a biologist who designed and illustrated Ecology, the readings are representative of a wide range of classic, innovative, and insightful research that has greatly contributed to our grasp and exploration of ecological questions. Selections include Michael Pollan's "The Idea of a Garden," Aldo Leopold's "Prairie Birthday," Crawford Holling and Gary Meffe's "Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management," John Pastor and colleagues' "Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest," Joel Cohen's "Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity," and over two dozen more, each introduced by the author who selected it.
Essential reading for every student in the life sciences, Readings in Ecology serves as a useful and exciting supplement for any college-level ecology, biology, environmental science, or other natural history course. It is also a captivating basic reader for every student, teacher, professional, and serious amateur interested in the study of ecology.

Preface 1. READINGS FOR WHAT IS ECOLOGY? Introduction by Stanley I. Dodson Aldo Leopold Thinking Like a Mountain Escudilla Prairie Birthday Introduction by Kandis Elliott Jean Henri Fabre The Pine Processionary More Inquiries Into Mason-Bees 2. READINGS FOR PEOPLE AND NATURE Introductions by Nancy E. Langston Norman L. Christensen Landscape History and Ecological Change Alfred W. Crosby Ecological Imperialism Michael Pollan The Idea of a Garden Donald Worster The Ecology of Order and Chaos 3. READINGS FOR LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY Introductions by Monica G. Turner Carolyn T. Hunsaker and Daniel A. Levine Hierarchical Approaches to the Study of Water Quality in Rivers David J. Mladenoff and Theodore A. Sickley Assessing Potential Gray Wolf Restoration in the Northeastern United States Steward T.A. Pickett and Mary L. Cadenasso Landscape Ecology: Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecological Systems William H. Romme and Dennis H. Knight Landscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park John A. Wiens Spatial Scaling in Ecology 4. READINGS FOR ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY Introductions by Stephen R. Carpenter Stephen R. Carpenter, James F. Kitchell, and James R. Hodgson Cascading Trophic Interactions and Lake Productivity Crawford S. Holling and Gary K. Meffe Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management John Pastor, Robert J. Naiman, Bradley Dewey, and Pamela McInnes Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest Peter M. Vitousek, Harold A. Mooney, Jane Lubchenco, and Jerry M. Melillo Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems 5. READINGS FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY William C. Dennison, Robert J. Orth, Kenneth A. Moore, et al. Assessing Water Quality with Submersed Aquatic Vegetation James J. Elser, Dean R. Dobberfuhl, Neil A. MacKay, and John H. Schampel Organism Size, Life History, and N:P Stoichiometry Robert J. Olson and Christofer H. Boggs Apex Predation by Yellowfin Tuna Michael G. Ryan and Barbara J. Yoder Hydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth 6. READINGS FOR BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY Introductions by Robert L. Jeanne H. Jane Brockmann, Alan Grafen, and Richard Dawkins Evolutionarily Stable Nesting Strategy in a Digger Wasp Ronald L. Mumme Do Helpers Increase Reproductive Success? Paul Schmid-Hempel, Alejandro Kacelnik, and Alasdair I. Houston Honeybees Maximize Efficiency by Not Filling Their Crop 7. READINGS FOR POPULATION ECOLOGY Introductions by Anthony R. Ives Joel E. Cohen Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity Joseph H. Connell The Influence of Interspecific Competition and Other Factors on the Distribution of the Barnacle Chthamalus stellatus Charles J. Krebs, Stan Boutin, Rudy Boonstra, et al. Impact of Food and Predation on the Snowshoe Hare Cycle 8. READINGS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY Introductions by Timothy F.H. Allen Timoth F.H. Allen, Robert V. O'Neill, and Thomas W. Hoekstra Interlevel Relations in Ecological Research and Management Garry Peterson, Craig R. Allen, and Crawford S. Holling Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale Eric D. Schneider and James J. Kay Life as a Manifestation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics

ISBN: 9780195133097
ISBN-10: 0195133099
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 19.13  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.8