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Ecological Scale: Theory and Applications

Series: Complexity in Ecological Systems Series

Edited By: David L Peterson and V Thomas Parker

615 pages, Figs, tabs

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Feb 2000 | #75827 | ISBN: 0231105037
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Hardback | Feb 2000 | #75825 | ISBN: 0231105029
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A book for both theoretical and applied ecologists this book synthesizes a diverse and previously scattered literature on scale in ecology. All of the contributors address the theoretical and methodological ramifications of the standardization of scale within a broad multidisciplinary context. Together, the essays present convincing evidence that the integration of scale concepts into ecological study is of imminent global concern, especially for such topics as biodiversity, ecosystem management and global warming.


Contents

, by T. F. H. Allen and David W. Roberts, Series EditorsIntegrating Pattern, Process, and ScaleHomage to St. Michael; or, Why Are There So Many Books on Scale?, by R. V. O'Neill and A. W. KingPattern, Process, and the Analysis of Spatial Scales, by Robert H. GardnerThe Landscape "Level" Is Dead: Persuading the Family to Take It Off the Respirator, by T. F. H. AllenA Hierarchical View of Habitat and Its Relationship to Species Abundance, by Jurek Kolasa and Nigel WalthoInterpreting Multiple Scales in Ecological SystemsPaleoecological Perspectives on Ecological Scale, by Peter K. SchoonmakerSpace and Time in the Soil Landscape: The Ill-Defined Ecological Universe, by R. David HammerEcosystem Organization Across a Continuum of Scales: A Comparative Analysis of Lakes and Rivers, by Claudia Pahl-WostlHistorical Contingency and Multiple Scales of Dynamics Within Plant Communities, by V. Thomas Parker and Steward T. A. PickettSpatial Scaling and Animal Population Dynamics, by Brett J. Goodwin and Lenore FahrigTime, Space, and Beyond: Scale Issues in Food-Web Research, by Neo D. Martinez and Jennifer A. DunneDefining Ecologically Relevant Change in the Process of Scaling Up: Implications for Monitoring at the "Landscape" Level, by G. A. BradshawMoving Across Scales: Ecological Inference and ApplicationsApplied Scaling Theory, by David C. SchneiderRemote Sensing Applications in Ecosystem Analysis, by John Vande CastleField Studies of Large Mobile Organisms: Scale, Movement, and Habitat Utilization, by S. Jonathan SternScaling and Integration in Trees, by T. M. Hinckley, D. G. Sprugel, J. R. Brooks, K. J. Brown, T. A. Martin, D. A. RoFrom Forest Stands to Landscapes: Spatial Scales and the Roles of Disturbances, by Ken Lertzman and Joseph FallIncorporating Scale in Ecological Experiments: Study Design, by Pierre DutilleulPierre DutilleulIncorporating Scale Concepts in Ecological ApplicationsMeasuring Environmental Change, by John L. InnesManaging Ecological Systems and Processes, by Richard J. HobbsRelationships of Scale to Policy and Decision Making, by Edward J. Rykiel Jr.Dimensions of Scale in Ecology, Resource Management, and Society, by David L. Peterson and V. Thomas Parker

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Biography

DAVID L. PETERSON is a research biologist at the U.S. Geological Servey Biological Resources Division and Survey and professor at the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. He is coeditor with D. R. Johnson of Human Ecology and Climate Change: People and Resources in the Far North, and with C. V. Climas of The Role of Restoration in Ecosystem Management.V. THOMAS PARKER is professor of biology at San Francisco State University. He is coeditor, with M. A. Leck, and R. L. Simpson of Ecology of Soil Seed Banks.

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