Readings in Ecology

Paperback | March 1, 1999

EditorStanley I. Dodson, Timothy F. H. Allen, Stephen R. Carpenter

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Readings in Ecology is a unique collection of diverse readings from the primary literature in ecology. An ideal companion to the groundbreaking text Ecology (OUP, 1998, Dodson et al.), it can also be used in conjunction with other introductory ecology texts. It follows the same chapterorganization as Ecology, using eight chapters to focus on the various subdivisions of ecology. Each article is relevant to a fundamental topic covered in the corresponding textbook chapter. Carefully selected by the eight authors of Ecology and Kandis Elliot, a biologist who designed and illustratedEcology, the readings are representative of a wide range of classic, innovative, and insightful research that has greatly contributed to our grasp and exploration of ecological questions. Selections include Michael Pollan's "The Idea of a Garden," Aldo Leopold's "Prairie Birthday," Crawford Hollingand Gary Meffe's "Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management," John Pastor and colleagues' "Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest," Joel Cohen's "Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity," and over two dozen more, each introduced by the author who selected it. Essential reading for every student in the life sciences, Readings in Ecology serves as a useful and exciting supplement for any college-level ecology, biology, environmental science, or other natural history course. It is also a captivating basic reader for every student, teacher,professional, and serious amateur interested in the study of ecology.

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Readings in Ecology is a unique collection of diverse readings from the primary literature in ecology. An ideal companion to the groundbreaking text Ecology (OUP, 1998, Dodson et al.), it can also be used in conjunction with other introductory ecology texts. It follows the same chapterorganization as Ecology, using eight chapters to fo...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. READINGS FOR WHAT IS ECOLOGY?Introduction by Stanley I. DodsonAldo LeopoldThinking Like a MountainEscudillaPrairie BirthdayIntroduction by Kandis ElliottJean Henri FabreThe Pine ProcessionaryMore Inquiries Into Mason-Bees2. READINGS FOR PEOPLE AND NATUREIntroductions by Nancy E. LangstonNorman L. ChristensenLandscape History and Ecological ChangeAlfred W. CrosbyEcological ImperialismMichael PollanThe Idea of a GardenDonald WorsterThe Ecology of Order and Chaos3. READINGS FOR LANDSCAPE ECOLOGYIntroductions by Monica G. TurnerCarolyn T. Hunsaker and Daniel A. LevineHierarchical Approaches to the Study of Water Quality in RiversDavid J. Mladenoff and Theodore A. SickleyAssessing Potential Gray Wolf Restoration in the Northeastern United StatesSteward T.A. Pickett and Mary L. CadenassoLandscape Ecology: Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecological SystemsWilliam H. Romme and Dennis H. KnightLandscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone ParkJohn A. WiensSpatial Scaling in Ecology4. READINGS FOR ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGYIntroductions by Stephen R. CarpenterStephen R. Carpenter, James F. Kitchell, and James R. HodgsonCascading Trophic Interactions and Lake ProductivityCrawford S. Holling and Gary K. MeffeCommand and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource ManagementJohn Pastor, Robert J. Naiman, Bradley Dewey, and Pamela McInnesMoose, Microbes, and the Boreal ForestPeter M. Vitousek, Harold A. Mooney, Jane Lubchenco, and Jerry M. MelilloHuman Domination of Earth's Ecosystems5. READINGS FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGYWilliam C. Dennison, Robert J. Orth, Kenneth A. Moore, et al.Assessing Water Quality with Submersed Aquatic VegetationJames J. Elser, Dean R. Dobberfuhl, Neil A. MacKay, and John H. SchampelOrganism Size, Life History, and N:P StoichiometryRobert J. Olson and Christofer H. BoggsApex Predation by Yellowfin TunaMichael G. Ryan and Barbara J. YoderHydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth6. READINGS FOR BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGYIntroductions by Robert L. JeanneH. Jane Brockmann, Alan Grafen, and Richard DawkinsEvolutionarily Stable Nesting Strategy in a Digger WaspRonald L. MummeDo Helpers Increase Reproductive Success?Paul Schmid-Hempel, Alejandro Kacelnik, and Alasdair I. HoustonHoneybees Maximize Efficiency by Not Filling Their Crop7. READINGS FOR POPULATION ECOLOGYIntroductions by Anthony R. IvesJoel E. CohenPopulation Growth and Earth's Human Carrying CapacityJoseph H. ConnellThe Influence of Interspecific Competition and Other Factors on the Distribution of the Barnacle Chthamalus stellatusCharles J. Krebs, Stan Boutin, Rudy Boonstra, et al.Impact of Food and Predation on the Snowshoe Hare Cycle8. READINGS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGYIntroductions by Timothy F.H. AllenTimoth F.H. Allen, Robert V. O'Neill, and Thomas W. HoekstraInterlevel Relations in Ecological Research and ManagementGarry Peterson, Craig R. Allen, and Crawford S. HollingEcological Resilience, Biodiversity, and ScaleEric D. Schneider and James J. KayLife as a Manifestation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics