This book synthesizes a diverse literature on scale in ecology. David L. Peterson and V. Thomas Parker gather contributions from scholars and resource managers representing a wide range of disciplines, including soil science, plant ecology, animal ecology, and aquatic ecology. They assist ecologists in developing new strategies for more accurate interpretations of data using a variety of scales. The distinguished contributors in Ecological Scale address the theoretical and methodological relevance of scale within a broad multidisciplinary context. Together, the chapters present convincing evidence that the integration of scale concepts into ecological study is of imminent global concern. Indeed, the understanding of such issues as global warming, the protection of biological diversity, and ecosystem management is affected by interpretation of scale.Ecological Scale provides invaluable perspectives on the application of the concepts of measurement, analysis, and inference in both theoretical and applied ecology, ultimately providing a broad-based understanding for resource managers and other ecological professional.
TAILLE DU FICHIER: 5,15 MB
DATE DE PUBLICATION: 1998-Jan-01
AUTEUR: V-Thomas Parker
NOM DE FICHIER: ECOLOGICAL SCALE. Theory and Applications.pdf
Training in Theory and Application of Cross-scale Resilience in Agriculturally Dominated Social Ecological Systems. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center along with other University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, led by Craig Allen (School of Natural Resources) received a five year National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program grant to establish an interdisciplinary ...
The net primary production of the biosphere is consumed largely by microorganisms, whose metabolism creates the trophic base for detrital foodwebs, drives element cycles, and mediates atmospheric composition. Biogeochemical constraints on microbial catabolism, relative to primary production, create reserves of detrital organic carbon in soils and sediments that exceed the carbon content of the ...