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Ecological Paradigms Lost

Routes of Theory Change

1st Edition, Volume 2 - July 26, 2005

Author: Beatrix Beisner

Editor: Kim Cuddington

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 0 8 8 4 5 9 - 9
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 5 7 8 6 - 4

This edited volume in the Theoretical Ecology series addresses the historical development and evolution of theoretical ideas in the field of ecology. Not only does Ecolog… Read more

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This edited volume in the Theoretical Ecology series addresses the historical development and evolution of theoretical ideas in the field of ecology. Not only does Ecological Paradigms Lost recount the history of the discipline by practitioners of the science of ecology, it includes commentary on these historical reflections by philosophers of science. Even though the theories discussed are, in many cases, are at the forefront of research, the language and approach make this material accessible to non-theoreticians. The book is structured in 5 major sections including population ecology, epidemiology, community ecology, evolutionary biology and ecosystem ecology. In each section a chapter by an eminent, experienced ecologist is complemented by analysis from a newer, cutting-edge researcher.