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Readings in Ecology

Edited by Stanley I. Dodson, Timothy F. H. Allen, Stephen R. Carpenter, Kandis Elliot, Anthony R. Ives, Robert L. Jeanne, James F. Kitchell, Nancy E. Langston, and Monica G. Turner

Publication Date - May 1999

ISBN: 9780195133097

480 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $103.95

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Readings in Ecology is a unique collection of diverse readings from the primary literature in ecology. An ideal companion to the groundbreaking text Ecology (OUP, 1998, Dodson et al.), it can also be used in conjunction with other introductory ecology texts. It follows the same chapter organization as Ecology, using eight chapters to focus on the various subdivisions of ecology. Each article is relevant to a fundamental topic covered in the corresponding textbook chapter. Carefully selected by the eight authors of Ecology and Kandis Elliot, a biologist who designed and illustrated Ecology, the readings are representative of a wide range of classic, innovative, and insightful research that has greatly contributed to our grasp and exploration of ecological questions. Selections include Michael Pollan's "The Idea of a Garden," Aldo Leopold's "Prairie Birthday," Crawford Holling and Gary Meffe's "Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management," John Pastor and colleagues' "Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest," Joel Cohen's "Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity," and over two dozen more, each introduced by the author who selected it.
Essential reading for every student in the life sciences, Readings in Ecology serves as a useful and exciting supplement for any college-level ecology, biology, environmental science, or other natural history course. It is also a captivating basic reader for every student, teacher, professional, and serious amateur interested in the study of ecology.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. READINGS FOR WHAT IS ECOLOGY?
    Introduction by Stanley I. Dodson
    Aldo Leopold
    Thinking Like a Mountain
    Escudilla
    Prairie Birthday
    Introduction by Kandis Elliott
    Jean Henri Fabre
    The Pine Processionary
    More Inquiries Into Mason-Bees
    2. READINGS FOR PEOPLE AND NATURE
    Introductions by Nancy E. Langston
    Norman L. Christensen
    Landscape History and Ecological Change
    Alfred W. Crosby
    Ecological Imperialism
    Michael Pollan
    The Idea of a Garden
    Donald Worster
    The Ecology of Order and Chaos
    3. READINGS FOR LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
    Introductions by Monica G. Turner
    Carolyn T. Hunsaker and Daniel A. Levine
    Hierarchical Approaches to the Study of Water Quality in Rivers
    David J. Mladenoff and Theodore A. Sickley
    Assessing Potential Gray Wolf Restoration in the Northeastern United States
    Steward T.A. Pickett and Mary L. Cadenasso
    Landscape Ecology: Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecological Systems
    William H. Romme and Dennis H. Knight
    Landscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park
    John A. Wiens
    Spatial Scaling in Ecology
    4. READINGS FOR ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY
    Introductions by Stephen R. Carpenter
    Stephen R. Carpenter, James F. Kitchell, and James R. Hodgson
    Cascading Trophic Interactions and Lake Productivity
    Crawford S. Holling and Gary K. Meffe
    Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management
    John Pastor, Robert J. Naiman, Bradley Dewey, and Pamela McInnes
    Moose, Microbes, and the Boreal Forest
    Peter M. Vitousek, Harold A. Mooney, Jane Lubchenco, and Jerry M. Melillo
    Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems
    5. READINGS FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY
    William C. Dennison, Robert J. Orth, Kenneth A. Moore, et al.
    Assessing Water Quality with Submersed Aquatic Vegetation
    James J. Elser, Dean R. Dobberfuhl, Neil A. MacKay, and John H. Schampel
    Organism Size, Life History, and N:P Stoichiometry
    Robert J. Olson and Christofer H. Boggs
    Apex Predation by Yellowfin Tuna
    Michael G. Ryan and Barbara J. Yoder
    Hydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth
    6. READINGS FOR BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY
    Introductions by Robert L. Jeanne
    H. Jane Brockmann, Alan Grafen, and Richard Dawkins
    Evolutionarily Stable Nesting Strategy in a Digger Wasp
    Ronald L. Mumme
    Do Helpers Increase Reproductive Success?
    Paul Schmid-Hempel, Alejandro Kacelnik, and Alasdair I. Houston
    Honeybees Maximize Efficiency by Not Filling Their Crop
    7. READINGS FOR POPULATION ECOLOGY
    Introductions by Anthony R. Ives
    Joel E. Cohen
    Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity
    Joseph H. Connell
    The Influence of Interspecific Competition and Other Factors on the Distribution of the Barnacle Chthamalus stellatus
    Charles J. Krebs, Stan Boutin, Rudy Boonstra, et al.
    Impact of Food and Predation on the Snowshoe Hare Cycle
    8. READINGS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
    Introductions by Timothy F.H. Allen
    Timoth
    F.H. Allen, Robert V. O'Neill, and Thomas W. Hoekstra
    Interlevel Relations in Ecological Research and Management
    Garry Peterson, Craig R. Allen, and Crawford S. Holling
    Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale
    Eric D. Schneider and James J. Kay
    Life as a Manifestation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics