Download PDF by Beatrix Beisner,Kim Cuddington: Ecological Paradigms Lost: Routes of Theory Change

By Beatrix Beisner,Kim Cuddington

This edited quantity within the Theoretical Ecology sequence addresses the old improvement and evolution of theoretical principles within the box of ecology. not just does Ecological Paradigms Lost recount the historical past of the self-discipline through practitioners of the technology of ecology, it comprises statement on those historic reflections via philosophers of technology. even if the theories mentioned are, in lots of instances, are on the leading edge of analysis, the language and strategy make this fabric available to non-theoreticians. The e-book is established in five significant sections together with inhabitants ecology, epidemiology, neighborhood ecology, evolutionary biology and surroundings ecology. In every one part a bankruptcy through an eminent, skilled ecologist is complemented by way of research from a more moderen, state-of-the-art researcher.

  • Reflection at the prior and way forward for ecology
  • A ancient evaluation of significant rules within the box of ecology
  • Pairing of historic perspectives through ecologists besides a philosophical remark directed on the training scientists' perspectives by way of a thinker of science
  • Historical research by means of practising ecologists together with anectodal studies which are hardly ever recorded
  • Based on a really well known symposium on the 2002 Ecological Society of the USA annual assembly in Tucson, AZ

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