The Resource Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World, by Rafe Sagarin, Aníbal Pauchard, (electronic resource)

Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World, by Rafe Sagarin, Aníbal Pauchard, (electronic resource)

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Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World
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Observation and Ecology
Title remainder
Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World
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by Rafe Sagarin, Aníbal Pauchard
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Language
eng
Summary
The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments—issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species—is driving the field of ecology in new and important directions. Observation and Ecology documents that transformation, exploring how scientists and researchers are expanding their methodological toolbox to incorporate an array of new and reexamined observational approaches—from traditional ecological knowledge to animal-borne sensors to genomic and remote-sensing technologies—to track, study, and understand current environmental problems and their implications. The authors paint a clear picture of what observational approaches to ecology are and where they fit in the context of ecological science. They consider the full range of observational abilities we have available to us and explore the challenges and practical difficulties of using a primarily observational approach to achieve scientific understanding. They also show how observations can be a bridge from ecological science to education, environmental policy, and resource management. Observations in Ecology can play a key role in understanding our changing planet and the consequences of human activities on ecological processes. This book will serve as an important resource for future scientists and conservation leaders who are seeking a more holistic and applicable approach to ecological science
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Sagarin, Rafe
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0
LC call number
  • GE195-199
  • GE196
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Pauchard, Aníbal.
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  • Environmental sciences
  • Science
  • Ecology
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Aquatic biology
  • Sustainable development
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • History of Science
  • Freshwater & Marine Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Ecology
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Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World, by Rafe Sagarin, Aníbal Pauchard, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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  • txt
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Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I. The Role of Observation in Ecological Science. 1. An Observational Approach to Ecology -- 2. Observational Approaches in Historical Context -- Part II. Using Observations in Ecology. 3. Using All the Senses in Ecology -- 4. Using Technology to Expand Our Observational Senses -- 5. Local, Traditional, and Accidental Ecological Observers and Observations -- Part III. The Challenges Posed by an Observational Approach. 6. Dealing with Too Many Observations, and Too Few -- 7. Is Observation-Based Ecology Scientific? -- Part IV. Beyond Academia: The Power of Observational Approaches. 8. Ecology’s Renewed Importance in Policy -- 9. Opening Nature’s Door to a New Generation of Citizens and Ecologists -- Conclusions -- References -- About the Authors -- About the Contributors -- Index
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unknown
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XIV, 216 p. 5 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781610912303
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.5822/978-1-61091-230-3
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online resource.
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absent
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-61091-230-3
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Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World, by Rafe Sagarin, Aníbal Pauchard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I. The Role of Observation in Ecological Science. 1. An Observational Approach to Ecology -- 2. Observational Approaches in Historical Context -- Part II. Using Observations in Ecology. 3. Using All the Senses in Ecology -- 4. Using Technology to Expand Our Observational Senses -- 5. Local, Traditional, and Accidental Ecological Observers and Observations -- Part III. The Challenges Posed by an Observational Approach. 6. Dealing with Too Many Observations, and Too Few -- 7. Is Observation-Based Ecology Scientific? -- Part IV. Beyond Academia: The Power of Observational Approaches. 8. Ecology’s Renewed Importance in Policy -- 9. Opening Nature’s Door to a New Generation of Citizens and Ecologists -- Conclusions -- References -- About the Authors -- About the Contributors -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIV, 216 p. 5 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781610912303
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-230-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-61091-230-3

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