Observation and Ecology

Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World

Authors: Sagarin, Rafe, Pauchard, Aníbal

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About this book

The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments—issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species—is driving the field of ecology in new and important directions. Observation and Ecology documents that transformation, exploring how scientists and researchers are expanding their methodological toolbox to incorporate an array of new and reexamined observational approaches-from traditional ecological knowledge to animal-borne sensors to genomic and remote-sensing technologies-to track, study, and understand current environmental problems and their implications.

Observations in Ecology can play a key role in understanding our changing planet and the consequences of human activities on ecological processes. This book will serve as an important resource for future scientists and conservation leaders who are seeking a more holistic and applicable approach to ecological science.

About the authors

Rafe Sagarin is an assistant research scientist, marine ecologist, and environmental policy analyst, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona.Aníbal Pauchard is Associate Professor of Plant Ecology and Invasion Biology in the Faculty of Forest Sciences, University of Concepción, Chile.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sagarin, Rafe (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • An Observational Approach to Ecology

    Sagarin, Rafe (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Observational Approaches in Historical Context

    Sagarin, Rafe (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Using All the Senses in Ecology

    Sagarin, Rafe (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

  • Using Technology to Expand Our Observational Senses

    Sagarin, Rafe (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observation and Ecology
Book Subtitle
Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Rafe Sagarin and Aníbal Pauchard
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-230-3
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-230-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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