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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195133097
Other:
Dodson, Stanley I.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Other:
Dodson, Stanley I.
Editor:
Allen, Timothy F. H.
Editor:
Carpenter, Stephen R.
Editor:
Dodson, Stanley I.
Author:
null, James F.
Author:
Robert L. Jeanne
Author:
null, Monica G.
Author:
null, Anthony R.
Author:
Turner, Monica G.
Author:
null, Robert L.
Author:
Kitchell, James F.
Author:
null, Kandis
Author:
null, Nancy E.
Author:
Dodson, Stanley I.
Author:
null, Timothy F. H.
Author:
Langston, Nancy E.
Author:
Allen, Timothy F. H.
Author:
null, Stephen R
Author:
Elliot, Kandis
Author:
null, Stanley I.
Author:
Ives, Anthony R.
Author:
Carpenter, Stephen R.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Animal Behavior
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
127 halftones and line illus
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.2 x 0.9 in 1.8 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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