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Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

Bill Ricker: An Appreciation

Editors: Noakes, David (Ed.)

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This book is the first complete biography of one of the founders of fishery science, William Edwin (Bill) Ricker (1908 - 2001). Bill is immortalized in the Ricker Curve. He developed the Curve in his studies of stock and recruitment in fisheries, but it has been widely applied in many areas of science. Bill is best known for his contributions to fishery science, but he was also internationally recognized as an entomologist and a scientific editor.
This book combines Bill’s own recollections with contributions from those who knew him and worked with him as a colleague during his multifaceted career. In an article written shortly before his death, Bill gives his own account of his career and intellectual development. A complete bibliography of Bill’s scientific publications, translations and manuscripts has been compiled by his son Karl, and accompanies this article. Karl has also written a detailed account of Bill’s early education and his accomplishments in botany and ornithology. Geoff Scudder summarizes Bill’s contributions to entomology, Jon Schnute provides both personal and professional insights into Bill’s mathematical accomplishments, and Dick Beamish and Don Noakes present personal recollections of Bill as a scientist and colleague.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Bill Ricker: a tribute

    Noakes, David L. G.

    Pages 1-5

  • One man,s journey through the years when ecology came of age

    Ricker, William E.

    Pages 7-37

  • Flora was his interest and prime course of study: a botanical career for W.E. Ricker disappears

    Ricker, Karl E.

    Pages 39-72

  • Bill Ricker,s records as an ornithologist

    Ricker, Karl

    Pages 73-93

  • Curiosity, recruitment, and chaos: a tribute to Bill Ricker,s inquiring mind

    Schnute, Jon T.

    Pages 95-110

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bill Ricker: An Appreciation
Editors
  • David Noakes
Series Title
Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5366-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5366-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4707-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7175-0
Series ISSN
0924-5316
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 151
Additional Information
Reprinted from Environmental Biology of Fishes, Volume 75 (1) 2006
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