The Ecology of Place

With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do you extrapolate knowledge about a well-studied area and apply it elsewhere?

The Ecology of Place

The Ecology of Place

Ecologists can spend a lifetime researching a small patch of the earth, studying the interactions between organisms and the environment, and exploring the roles those interactions play in determining distribution, abundance, and evolutionary change. With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do you extrapolate knowledge about a well-studied area and apply it elsewhere? Through a range of original essays written by eminent ecologists and naturalists, The Ecology of Place explores how place-focused research yields exportable general knowledge as well as practical local knowledge, and how society can facilitate ecological understanding by investing in field sites, place-centered databases, interdisciplinary collaborations, and field-oriented education programs that emphasize natural history. This unique patchwork of case-study narratives, philosophical musings, and historical analyses is tied together with commentaries from editors Ian Billick and Mary Price that develop and synthesize common threads. The result is a unique volume rich with all-too-rare insights into how science is actually done, as told by scientists themselves.

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The Ecology of Place
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Ian Billick, Mary V. Price
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Ecologists can spend a lifetime researching a small patch of the earth, studying the interactions between organisms and the environment, and exploring the roles those interactions play in determining distribution, abundance, and evolutionary change. With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do
The Ecology of Place
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Timothy Beatley, Kristy Manning
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-22 - Publisher: Island Press

Current patterns of land use and development are at once socially, economically, and environmentally destructive. Sprawling low-density development literally devours natural landscapes while breeding a pervasive sense of social isolation and exacerbating a vast array of economic problems. As more and more counties begin to look more and more the
Regenerating the Ecology of Place
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Wayne S. Teel
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-25 - Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

Regenerating the Ecology of Place helps students better understand that industrial agriculture and natural resource extraction are degrading our environment. The text posits that we must go beyond sustainability and focus on regeneration of our local ecosystems to rehabilitate our environment and reverse climate change. Students are encouraged to develop
Faulkner and the Ecology of the South
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Joseph R. Urgo, Ann J. Abadie
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-18 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

In 1952, Faulkner noted the exceptional nature of the South when he characterized it as "the only really authentic region in the United States, because a deep indestructible bond still exists between man and his environment." The essays collected in Faulkner and the Ecology of the South explore Faulkner's environmental
The Ecology of Power
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Michael Heckenberger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Examines the indigenous people discovered in Brazil in 1884, drawing from written and oral history, ethnigraphy, and archaeology.

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