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Author Allen, T. F. H.

Title Toward a Unified Ecology.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (505 pages).
Series Complexity in Ecological Systems
Note Print version record.
Contents Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Principles of Ecological Integration; 2. The Landscape Criterion; 3. The Ecosystem Criterion; 4. The Community Criterion; 5. The Organism Criterion; 6. The Population Criterion; 7. The Biome and Biosphere Criteria; 8. Narratives for Complexity; 9. Management of Ecological Systems; 10. A Unified Approach to Basic Research; Conclusion; Notes; References.
Summary The first edition of Toward a Unified Ecology was ahead of its time, and in this equally groundbreaking text, the authors present a new synthesis of their core ideas on evaluating communities, organisms, populations, biomes, models, and management. The book places greater emphasis on post-normal critiques, cognizant of ever-present observer values in the system. The problem is how to work holistically on complex things that cannot be defined, and this book continues to define an approach to the problem of scaling in ecosystems. Provoked by complexity theory, the authors add a whole new chapter.
Language English.
Subject Ecology -- Philosophy.
Earth & Environmental Sciences.
NATURE -- Ecology.
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Ecology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00901514
Added Author Hoekstra, T. W.
Other Form: Print version: Allen, T.F.H. Toward a unified ecology. Second edition 9780231168885 (DLC) 2014033202 (OCoLC)889688437
ISBN 9780231538466 (electronic book)
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