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Edited By: RH Gardner, WM Kemp, VS Kennedy and JE Petersen
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Discusses recent advances in the theory of temporal and spatial scales in the ecosciences and identifies critical issues that must be considered if experimental results are to be applied to actual ecosystems. Addresses questions such as: How does a scientist draw boundaries when studying an individual species or area? Once these boundaries are drawn, how should one treat factors that are external to the study? Will the failure to consider external factors affect the extrapolation of information across temporal and spatial scales?
"[This book] will fill an empty niche in the bookshelves of most ecologists by offering appropriate advice about how to correctly interpret experiments at a particular scale and it will also be instrumental in furthering the subject." -- "Ecology"
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