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Perspectives in Ecological Theory

Series: Princeton Legacy Library

By: Jonathan Roughgarden(Editor), Robert M May(Editor), Simon A Levin(Editor)

394 pages, 43 b/w illustrations, tables

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215233 | ISBN-13: 9780691604527
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Paperback | Dec 1989 | #3858 | ISBN: 0691085080
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Princeton Legacy Library. Originally published in 1989.

Perspectives in Ecological Theory presents an overview of current accomplishments and future directions in ecological theory. The twenty-three chapters cover a broad range of important topics, from the physiology and behavior of individuals or groups of organisms, through population dynamics and community structure, to the ecology of ecosystems and the geochemical cycles of the entire biosphere.

The authors focus on ways in which theory, whether expressed mathematically or verbally, can contribute to defining and solving fundamental problems in ecology. A second aim is to highlight areas where dialogue between theorists and empiricists is likely to be especially rewarding. The authors are R. M. Anderson, C. W. Clark, M. L. Cody, J. E. Cohen, P. R. Ehrlich, M. W. Feldman, M. E. Gilpin, L. J. Gross, M. P. Hassell, H. S. Horn, P. Kareiva, M.A.R. Koehl, S. A. Levin, R. M. May, L. D. Mueller, R. V. O'Neill, S. W. Pacala, S. L. Pimm, T. M. Powell, H. R. Pulliam, J. Roughgarden, W. H. Schlesinger, H. H. Shugart, S. M. Stanley, J. H. Steele, D. Tilman, J. Travis, and D. L. Urban.

"The book has many strengths. Not least, it provides a gold mine of interesting and important questions, sufficient to keep armies of graduate students profitably employed for several years. Perhaps more importantly it defines an agenda for research initiatives to be undertaken by the entire community."

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