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Toward a unified ecology, T.F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra

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Toward a unified ecology
Title
Toward a unified ecology
Statement of responsibility
T.F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two key demands are being made of ecology: that the discipline increasingly be a predictive one; and that ecologists be prepared to consider large-scale systems. These systems become simple or complex based on the level and type of explanation required, and a strict and consistent epistemology is needed in light of new insights into the nature of complexity. T. F. H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra argue that complex systems analysis requires ecologists to distinguish models and to recognize that models must invoke a scale and point of view. Toward a Unified Ecology offers a strategy to attain a unity that brings basic ecology to bear on ecological management. Beginning with hierarchy theory as a basic premise, the book goes on to explain that the conventional "levels"--ecosystems, landscapes, communities, populations, organisms--are not levels in themselves but criteria for observation. The authors assert that the essential character of ecology's subdisciplines is scale-dependent. Putting scale back into systems of well-defined type captures the richness of the connections in the material ecological system. Allen and Hoekstra present a conceptual framework for a more coherent view of ecology, showing how to link the various parts of ecology into a natural whole
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, T. F. H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH540.5
LC item number
.A55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH540.5.A55
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoekstra, T. W
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Ecologie
  • Ecosystemen
  • Natuurbeheer
  • Écologie
  • Écologie
  • Ecologia
  • Ecology
Label
Toward a unified ecology, T.F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra
Link
https://archive.org/details/towardunifiedeco0000alle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-371) and index
Contents
The principles of ecological integration -- The landscape criterion -- The ecosystem criterion -- The community criterion -- The organism criterion -- The population criterion -- The biome and biosphere criteria -- Management of ecological systems -- A unified approach to basic research
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 p.
Isbn
9780231069182
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91047209
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164562
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164562
Label
Toward a unified ecology, T.F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra
Link
https://archive.org/details/towardunifiedeco0000alle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-371) and index
Contents
The principles of ecological integration -- The landscape criterion -- The ecosystem criterion -- The community criterion -- The organism criterion -- The population criterion -- The biome and biosphere criteria -- Management of ecological systems -- A unified approach to basic research
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 p.
Isbn
9780231069182
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91047209
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164562
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164562

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