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Ecological Vignettes

Ecological Vignettes

Author: Eugene P Odum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134414772

Category: Science

Page: 269

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Eugene Odum

Eugene Odum

Author: Betty Jean Craige

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820324736

Category: Nature

Page: 260

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Students of nature around the world revere Eugene Odum as a founder and pioneer of ecosystem ecology. In this biography of Odum, Betty Jean Craige depicts the intellectual growth, creativity, and vision of the scientist who made the ecosystem concept central to his discipline and translated the principles of ecosystem ecology into lessons in preserving the natural environment. Placing Odum's achievements in historical context, Craige traces his life from his childhood through his education, his collaboration with his brother Howard T. Odum in developing methods to study ecosystems, his contributions to the field of radiation ecology, his emergence as an internationally distinguished educator of ecosystem ecology, and his environmental activism. Craige also describes Odum's role in the creation of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, the Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, and the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia, where he became identified with the statement "The ecosystem is greater than the sum of its parts." Odum's textbook Fundamentals of Ecology is a classic, published in numerous editions and translations worldwide. Odum achieved membership in the National Academy of Sciences, shared with his brother the prestigious Crafoord Prize for Ecology, accepted six honorary doctorates, and received numerous awards for environmental activities.

Environmental Activists

Environmental Activists

Author: John F. Mongillo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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Profiles of over 80 activists who put a human face on the often complicated and emotional debates concerning the environment.

Ecological Vignettes

Ecological Vignettes

Author: Eugene Pleasants Odum

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9057025221

Category: Science

Page: 296

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Caribbean Forest Tapestry

A Caribbean Forest Tapestry

Author: Nicholas Brokaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199715114

Category: Science

Page: 483

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Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how tropical ecosystems respond to disturbance. For tropical forests and streams in Puerto Rico this book describes the impacts of, and recovery from, hurricanes, landslides, floods, droughts, and human disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. These ecosystems recover quickly after natural disturbances, having been shaped over thousands of years by such events. Human disturbance, however, has longer-lasting impacts. Chapters are by authors with many years of experience in Puerto Rico and other tropical areas and cover the history of research in these mountains, a framework for understanding disturbance and response, the environmental setting, the disturbance regime, response to disturbance, biotic mechanisms of response, management implications, and future directions. The text provides a strong perspective on tropical ecosystem dynamics over multiple scales of time and space.

Fundamentals of Ecology

Fundamentals of Ecology

Author: Eugene Pleasants Odum

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114339778

Category: Science

Page: 598

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Master the study of ecology in the twenty-first century with FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY! Designed to educate a wide audience about ecological science, this biology text shows you the application of ecological principles in the real world and how to use what you learn to solve problems in fields such as resource management, conservation biology, ecological toxicology, ecosystem health, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology. Introductory statements, diagrams, models, photographs, and a book-specific website are just a few of the tools found throughout the text that will help you succeed.

American Environmental Leaders: L-Z

American Environmental Leaders: L-Z

Author: Anne Becher

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002858968

Category: Conservation biology

Page: 921

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This book presents more than 350 biographies of men and women who have devoted their lives to studying, debating, and organizing controversial environmental issues over the last 200 years. In addition to the scientists who have analyzed how human actions affect nature, we are introduced to poets, landscape architects, presidents, painters, activists, even sanitation engineers, and others who have forever altered how we think about the environment. The easy to use A-Z format provides instant access to these individuals, and frequent cross references indicate others with whom individuals worked (and sometimes clashed). End of entry references provide users with a starting point for further research.

American Environmental Leaders: M-Z

American Environmental Leaders: M-Z

Author: Anne Becher

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066614067

Category: Environmentalism

Page: 1051

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A collection of biographies of the most important figures in American environmentalism. --from publisher description