Ecological Orbits: How Planets Move and Populations Grow

Hardcover | May 28, 2004

byLev Ginzburg, Mark Colyvan

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A famous ecologist and a philosopher of science team up to offer a fresh new approach to population biology and ecology. Challenging the traditionally accepted Lotka-Volterra model, which is based on predator-prey interactions, this new model emphasizes maternal effects, specifically thesignificance of a mother's interest in the success of her female offspring.

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A famous ecologist and a philosopher of science team up to offer a fresh new approach to population biology and ecology. Challenging the traditionally accepted Lotka-Volterra model, which is based on predator-prey interactions, this new model emphasizes maternal effects, specifically thesignificance of a mother's interest in the succe...

Lev Ginzburg is at SUNY at Stony Brook. Mark Colyvan is at University of Queensland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 5.71 × 8.31 × 0.79 inPublished:May 28, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019516816X

ISBN - 13:9780195168167

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Table of Contents

Preface1. On Earth as it is in the Heavens2. Does Ecology Have Laws?3. Equilibrium and Accelerated Death4. The Maternal E_ect Hypothesis5. Predator-Prey Interactions and the Period of Cycling6. Inertial Growth7. Practical Consequences8. Shadows on the WallA Notes and Further ReadingB Essential Features of the Maternal Effect ModelC AppreciationsBibliographyIndex

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"Ginzburg and Colyvan suggest that some difficulties of environmental management stem from the fact that our current tools ignore the inertial aspects of population dynamics. If they are correct, Ecological Orbits ought to become an instant classic, one to be read by every professional andaspiring ecologist and environmental biologist." --Science