Whose common future?

reclaiming the commons : the Ecologist

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Author: Ecologist Magazine

Publisher: Ear

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Post-Ecologist Politics

Social Theory and the Abdication of the Ecologist Paradigm

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Author: Ingolfur Blühdorn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134652364

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Since the late 1980s, ecological thought and the European eco-movement have gone through a phase of fundamental transformation which has been widely acknowledged but not yet theorised in any satisfactory way. This important text questions why radical ecological criticism has had so little impact on contemporary society, despite the urgency of the issues it highlights. The book offers a challenging theoretical critique of ecological thought itself.

The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs

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Author: Peter F. Sale

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780126151817

Category: Nature

Page: 754

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the ecology of coral reef fishes presented by top researchers from North America and Australia. Immense strides have been made over the past twenty years in our understanding of ecological systems in general and of reef fish ecology in particular. Many of the methodologies that reef fish ecologists use in their studies will be useful to a wider audience of ecologists for the design of their ecological studies. Significant among the impacts of the research on reef fish ecology are the development of nonequilibrium models of community organization, more emphasis on the role of recruitment variability in structuring local assemblages, the development and testing of evolutionary models of social organization and reproductive biology, and new insights into predator-prey and plant-herbivore interactions.

Landscape Ecology

Concepts, Methods, and Applications

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Author: Francoise Burel,Jacques Baudry

Publisher: Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781578082148

Category: Science

Page: 362

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This book is intended as a resource for students and researchers interested in developmental biology and physiology and specifically addresses the larval stages of fish. Fish larvae (and fish embryos) are not small juveniles or adults. Rather they are transitionary organisms that bridge the critical gap between the singlecelled egg and sexually immature juvenile. Fish larvae represent the stage of the life cycle that is used for differentiation, feeding and distribution. The book aims at providing a single-volume treatise that explains how fish larvae develop and differentiate, how they regulate salt, water and acid-base balance, how they transport and exchange gases, acquire and utilise energy, how they sense their environment, and move in their aquatic medium, how they control and defend themselves, and finally how they grow up.

The Ecology of Place

Contributions of Place-Based Research to Ecological Understanding

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Author: Ian Billick,Mary V. Price

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226050430

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Mary V. Price is professor emerita of biology at the University of California, Riverside. --Book Jacket.

the ecologist

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Author: Wadebridge Ecological Centre

Publisher: Icaria Editorial

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Ecology and Management of Wetlands

Volume 1: Ecology of Wetlands

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Author: Donal D. Hook,W. H. McKee Jr,H. K. Smith,James Gregory,V. G. Burrell Jr,M. Richard DeVoe,R. E. Sojka,Stephen Gilbert,Roger Banks,L. H. Stolzy,Chris Brooks,Thomas D. Matthews,T. H. Shear

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468483781

Category: Science

Page: 592

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This book contains the proceedings of a symposium held at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 16-20 June 1986. The seed for this symposium arose from a group of physiologists , soU scientists and biochemists that met in Leningrad, USSR in July 1975 at the 12th Botanical Conference in a Session organized by Professor B.B. Vartepetian. This group and others later conspired to contribute to a book entitled Plant Life in Anaerobic Environments (eds. D. D. Hook and R. M. M. Crawford, Ann Arbor Science, 1978). Several contributors to the book suggested in 1983 that a broad-scoped symposium on wetlands would be useful (a) in facilitating communication among the diverse research groups involved in wetlands research (b) in bringing researchers and managers together and (c) in presenting a com prehensive and balanced coverage on the status of ecology ami management of wetlands from a global perspective. With this encouragement, the senior editor organized a Plan ning Committee that encompassed expertise from many disciplines of wetland scientists and managers. This Committee, with input from their colleagues around the world, organized a symposium that addressed almost every aspect of wetland ecology and management.

The Ecology of Bird Communities

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Author: John A. Wiens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426343

Category: Nature

Page: 560

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The two volumes of John Wiens' Ecology of Bird Communities, first published in 1992, are recognised as having applications and importance beyond the study of birds to the wider study of ecology in general. The books contain a detailed synthesis of our understanding of the patterns of organisation of bird communities and of the factors that may determine them, drawing from studies from all over the world. The author, however, does more than simply review findings in bird community ecology. By emphasizing how proper logic and methods have or have not been followed and how different viewpoints have developed historically and have led to controversy, he extends the scope of these books far beyond the study of birds. Volume 1 Foundations and Patterns explores why avian community ecologists ask the questions they do and what philosophical and methodological approaches they have used to answer such questions. Most of the book is devoted to a critical evaluation of what is known about the nature and organisation of bird communities.

Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision

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Author: S. Archer,M.B. Djamgoz,E. Loew,J.C. Partridge,S. Vallerga

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792353195

Category: Medical

Page: 668

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The field of the ecology of vision has grown considerably since John Lythgoe first wrote his original book on the subject in 1979. John Lythgoe was instrumental in founding the subject that has inspired vision researchers to relate the functioning of the visual system with the visual requirements demanded by the environment and behaviour of the animal in it. This book represents a timely and much needed review of the wealth of research that has been carried out in the last twenty years. It deals with theoretical and physical considerations of light and photoreception, practical examples of visual system structure and function and aspects of visual behaviour and communication. Importantly, the book emphasises one of the main themes to have emerged from studies of the ecology of vision: that the visual system is extremely adaptable when confronted with changing environmental and behavioural conditions. Finally, this updated review is a multi-author collection of leading experts currently working in the field of visual ecology, a requirement that reflects the high level of current research activity. The book approaches the visual system from many different areas of biology including neurobiology, sensory biology, cellular biology and behavioural biology. Consequently, the book will be of interest to workers both within and outside the field of vision research and also to undergraduate and graduate students interested in vision.

The Ecology of Intercropping

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Author: John H. Vandermeer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521346894

Category: Nature

Page: 237

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This study shows how classical ecological principles, especially those relating to competition and population ecology, can be applied to growing two or more crops together and how the approach can improve agricultural yields.

The Background of Ecology

Concept and Theory

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Author: Robert P. McIntosh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521270878

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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The Background of Ecology is a critical and up-to-date review of the origins and development of ecology, with emphasis on the major concepts and theories shared in the ecological traditions of plant and animal ecology, limnology, and oceanography. The work traces developments in each of these somewhat isolated areas and identifies, where possible, parallels or convergences among them. Dr McIntosh describes how ecology emerged as a science in the context of nineteenth-century natural history.

Landscape Ecology: A Widening Foundation

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Author: Vittorio Ingegnoli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540427438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

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The urgent need for a sustainable environment has resulted in the increased recognition of the field of landscape ecology amongst policy makers working in the area of nature conservation, restoration and territorial planning. Nonetheless, the question of what is precisely meant by the term 'landscape ecology' is still unresolved. Is it, for example, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment at a landscape scale? Or perhaps at the level of biological organisation? Still further, has the inseparability of landscape and culture affected the scope of 'landscape ecology'? No doubt, a proper foundation of the discipline must first be cemented. This book then develops such a foundation. In doing so it provides all the diverse applications of the discipline with a solid framework and proposes an effective diagnostic methodology to investigate the ecological state and the pathologies of the landscape.

Ecosystem Management

Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation

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Author: Gary Meffe,Larry Nielsen,Richard L. Knight,Dennis Schenborn

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267899

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Today's natural resource managers must be able to navigate among the complicated interactions and conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders and decisionmakers. Technical and scientific knowledge, though necessary, are not sufficient. Science is merely one component in a multifaceted world of decision making. And while the demands of resource management have changed greatly, natural resource education and textbooks have not. Until now. Ecosystem Management represents a different kind of textbook for a different kind of course. It offers a new and exciting approach that engages students in active problem solving by using detailed landscape scenarios that reflect the complex issues and conflicting interests that face today's resource managers and scientists. Focusing on the application of the sciences of ecology and conservation biology to real-world concerns, it emphasizes the intricate ecological, socioeconomic, and institutional matrix in which natural resource management functions, and illustrates how to be more effective in that challenging arena. Each chapter is rich with exercises to help facilitate problem-based learning. The main text is supplemented by boxes and figures that provide examples, perspectives, definitions, summaries, and learning tools, along with a variety of essays written by practitioners with on-the-ground experience in applying the principles of ecosystem management. Accompanying the textbook is an instructor's manual that provides a detailed overview of the book and specific guidance on designing a course around it. Ecosystem Management grew out of a training course developed and presented by the authors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at its National Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. In 20 offerings to more than 600 natural resource professionals, the authors learned a great deal about what is needed to function successfully as a professional resource manager. The book offers important insights and a unique perspective dervied from that invaluable experience.

Geographical Ecology

Patterns in the Distribution of Species

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Author: Robert H. MacArthur

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691023823

Category: Science

Page: 269

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First published in 1972 and now available for the first time in paperback, this book is the summation of the life work of one of the most influential scientists of our time. Of permanent interest in this history and philosophy of science, it is also frequently cited in the current ecological literature and is still up-to-date in many categories. Written in MacArthur's beautifully lucid style this work will continue to be read by anyone concerned with biological ideas. *Lightning Print On Demand Title

Social Ecology After Bookchin

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Author: Andrew Light

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572303799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 401

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For close to four decades, Murray Bookchin's eco-anarchist theory of social ecology has inspired philosophers and activists working to link environmental concerns with the desire for a free and egalitarian society. New veins of social ecology are now emerging, both extending and challenging Bookchin's ideas. For this instructive book, Andrew Light has assembled leading theorists to contemplate the next steps in the development of social ecology. Topics covered include reassessing ecological ethics, combining social ecology and feminism, building decentralized communities, evaluating new technology, relating theory to activism, and improving social ecology through interaction with other left traditions.