Ecological Understanding

Ecological Understanding
Author: Steward T.A. Pickett,Jurek Kolasa,Clive G. Jones
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0080504973
ISBN 13: 9780080504971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Understanding Book Review:

Ecology is an historical science in which theories can be as difficult to test as they are to devise. This volume, intended for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, reviews ecological theories, and how they are generated, evaluated, and categorized. Synthesizing a vast and sometimes labyrinthine literature, this book is a useful entry into the scientific philosophy of ecology and natural history. The need for integration of the contributions to theory made by different disciplines is a central theme of this book. The authors demonstrate that only through such integration will advances in ecological theory be possible. Ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and other serious students of natural history will want this book.

Ecological Understanding

Ecological Understanding
Author: Steward T.A. Pickett,Jurek Kolasa,Clive G. Jones
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-08-04
ISBN 10: 9780080546049
ISBN 13: 0080546048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Understanding Book Review:

This widely anticipated revision of the groundbreaking book, Ecological Understanding, updates this crucial sourcebook of contemporary philosophical insights for practicing ecologists and graduate students in ecology and environmental studies. The second edition contains new ecological examples, an expanded array of conceptual diagrams and illustrations, new text boxes summarizing important points or defining key terms, and new reference to philosophical issues and controversies. Although the first edition was recognized for its clarity, this revision takes the opportunity to make the exposition of complex topics still clearer to readers without a philosophical background. Readers will gain an understanding of the goals of science, the structure of theory, the kinds of theory relevant to ecology, the way that theory changes, what constitutes objectivity in contemporary science, and the role of paradigms and frameworks for synthesis within ecology and in integration with other disciplines. Finally, how theory can inform and anchor the public use of ecological knowledge in civic debates is laid out. This new edition refines the understanding of how the structure and change of theory can improve the growth and application of one of the 21st century’s key sciences. · Explains the philosophical basis of ecology in plain English · Contains chapter overviews and summaries · Text boxes highlight key points, examples, or controversies · Diagrams explain structure and development of theory, and integration · Evaluates and relates paradgims in ecology · Illustrates philosophical issues with classic and new ecological research

Ecological Understanding

Ecological Understanding
Author: Steward T.A. Pickett,Jurek Kolasa,Clive G. Jones
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1994-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780125547208
ISBN 13: 012554720X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Understanding Book Review:

Ecology is an historical science in which theories can be as difficult to test as they are to devise. This volume, intended for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, reviews ecological theories, and how they are generated, evaluated, and categorized. Synthesizing a vast and sometimes labyrinthine literature, this book is a useful entry into the scientific philosophy of ecology and natural history. The need for integration of the contributions to theory made by different disciplines is a central theme of this book. The authors demonstrate that only through such integration will advances in ecological theory be possible. Ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and other serious students of natural history will want this book.

The Ecology of Place

The Ecology of Place
Author: Ian Billick,Mary V. Price
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 0226050440
ISBN 13: 9780226050447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of Place Book Review:

Ecologists can spend a lifetime researching a small patch of the earth, studying the interactions between organisms and the environment, and exploring the roles those interactions play in determining distribution, abundance, and evolutionary change. With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do you extrapolate knowledge about a well-studied area and apply it elsewhere? Through a range of original essays written by eminent ecologists and naturalists, The Ecology of Place explores how place-focused research yields exportable general knowledge as well as practical local knowledge, and how society can facilitate ecological understanding by investing in field sites, place-centered databases, interdisciplinary collaborations, and field-oriented education programs that emphasize natural history. This unique patchwork of case-study narratives, philosophical musings, and historical analyses is tied together with commentaries from editors Ian Billick and Mary Price that develop and synthesize common threads. The result is a unique volume rich with all-too-rare insights into how science is actually done, as told by scientists themselves.

Antarctic Ecosystems

Antarctic Ecosystems
Author: William Davison,C. Howard-Williams,Paul Broady
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822030054134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Recursive Vision

A Recursive Vision
Author: Peter Harries-Jones
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780802075918
ISBN 13: 0802075916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Recursive Vision Book Review:

Gregory Bateson was one of the most original social scientists of this century. He is widely known as author of key ideas used in family therapy - including the well-known condition called 'double bind' . He was also one of the most influential figures in cultural anthropology. In the decade before his death in 1980 Bateson turned toward a consideration of ecology. Standard ecology concentrates on an ecosystem's biomass and on energy budgets supporting life. Bateson came to the conclusion that understanding ecological organization requires a complete switch in scientific perspective. He reasoned that ecological phenomena must be explained primarily through patterns of information and that only through perceiving these informational patterns will we uncover the elusive unity, or integration, of ecosystems. Bateson believed that relying upon the materialist framework of knowledge dominant in ecological science will deepen errors of interpretation and, in the end, promote eco-crisis. He saw recursive patterns of communication as the basis of order in both natural and human domains. He conducted his investigation first in small-scale social settings; then among octopus, otters, and dolphins. Later he took these investigations to the broader setting of evolutionary analysis and developed a framework of thinking he called 'an ecology of mind.' Finally, his inquiry included an ecology of mind in ecological settings - a recursive epistemology. This is the first study of the whole range of Bateson's ecological thought - a comprehensive presentaionof Bateson's matrix of ideas. Drawing on unpublished letters and papers, Harries-Jones clarifies themes scattered throughout Bateson's own writings, revealing the conceptual consistency inherent in Bateson's position, and elaborating ways in which he pioneered aspects of late twentieth-century thought.

A New Approach to Ecological Education

A New Approach to Ecological Education
Author: Gillian Judson
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781433110214
ISBN 13: 1433110210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Approach to Ecological Education Book Review:

"Part of the Peter Lang Education list"--P. facing t.p.

eThekwini s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape

eThekwini   s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape
Author: Richard Meissner
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030530515
ISBN 13: 9783030530518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecological Sustainability

Ecological Sustainability
Author: Robert B. Northrop,Anne N. Connor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1466565136
ISBN 13: 9781466565135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Sustainability Book Review:

Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy, desalination, carbon capture, recycling, etc. It considers the relationships and balance between environmental engineering and science, economics, and human activity, with regard to sustainability.

Understanding Ecological Programming

Understanding Ecological Programming
Author: Susan Scherffiu Jakes,Craig Brookins
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2004-06-25
ISBN 10: 9780789024596
ISBN 13: 0789024594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Ecological Programming Book Review:

Increase the effectiveness of prevention programs by altering community and social settings! Understanding Ecological Programming: Merging Theory, Research, and Practice contains vital information to help you become a better community-based program designer using ecological programming. Focused on the basic concept of the ecological programming model—that people’s behaviors cannot be separated from their settings—this book provides examples that clarify how ecological applications in programs increase their effectiveness. With tables, figures, assessment tools, and studies of programs currently using ecological or similar approaches, this book will show you how to change the individual’s environment to prevent further ruinous behavior. This book will help you find the answers to such questions as: what is an ecological social program? what are the components of ecological programming? what do real programs that have implemented these principles look like? how realistic is it to suggest that one should implement an ecological program, is it harder than it seems? what are the outcomes of programming with an ecological model? what is the cost/benefit ratio of an ecological approach? A major innovation presented in Understanding Ecological Programming is the Ecological Programming Scale (EPS), introduced by co-editor Dr. Susan Jakes. This book provides an overview, analysis, and evaluation of the EPS as a useful tool that assesses the “ecologicalness” of a social program and shows you how to apply it to your work. This valuable resource also offers an example of a successful program that encompasses ecological programming—the Adolescent Diversion Project (ADP)—as well as an example of a now-defunct social program that is evaluated to determine whether it failed due to a lack of ecological design incorporation. Using the information in this book, you can improve on pre-existing social programs and create better ones. Understanding Ecological Programming is a must-read for social program developers/designers, program operators, interventionists, extension agents, community psychologists, human service providers, and extension specialists.

A Quest for Ecological Understanding

A Quest for Ecological Understanding
Author: Tall Timbers Research Station,E. V. Komarek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015006133048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Ecology

Social Ecology
Author: David Wright
Publsiher: Hawthorn Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-27
ISBN 10: 1907359311
ISBN 13: 9781907359316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Ecology Book Review:

Social ecology provides a holistic framework for change, based on the interrelationships between the personal, social, environmental and 'spiritual'. It helps understand how we got here, and how to realise more sustainable, caring futures. Students from all disciplines can use this valuable resource to help to enrich their learning with insights and principles from social ecology.

Understanding Basic Ecological Concepts

Understanding Basic Ecological Concepts
Author: Audrey N. Tomera
Publsiher: Walch Publishing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780825142659
ISBN 13: 0825142652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Basic Ecological Concepts Book Review:

This introductory text for high school students delves into the ecological topics that young people relate to: Global warming Deforestation Water supplies How communities and ecosystems interact, and much more. Photographs, drawings and charts, and reviews help students come to grips with complex issues. A variety of labs and activities build interest as they simultaneously develop thinking skills. Understanding Basic Ecological Concepts is ideal for non-science students.

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks
Author: Nobuhiro Kaneko,Shinji Yoshiura,Masanori Kobayashi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 4431548041
ISBN 13: 9784431548041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks Book Review:

We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to find a mechanism that minimizes environmental risks for human sustainably. This is the idea of the interdisciplinary framework of “environmental risk management” theory, which advocates harmony between economic development and environmental conservation. Based on this theory, the Sustainable Living with Environmental Risk (SLER) programme, adopted by the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) as one of its strategic programmes, has been training graduate students at the Yokohama National University, Japan, from 2009 to 2013 to become future environmental leaders who will take the initiative in reducing the level of environmental risks and in protecting natural resources in the developing nations of Asia and Africa. This book provides students and teachers of this new academic field with a comprehensive coverage of case studies of environmental risks and their practical management technologies not only in Japan but also in developing nations in Asia and Africa.

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics
Author: William S. Yackinous
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2015-06-03
ISBN 10: 0128020636
ISBN 13: 9780128020630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics Book Review:

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics: A Systems and Engineering Perspective takes a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on complex system dynamics, beginning with a discussion of relevant systems and engineering skills and practices, including an explanation of the systems approach and its major elements. From this perspective, the author formulates an ecosystem dynamics functionality-based framework to guide ecological investigations. Next, because complex system theory (across many subject matter areas) is crucial to the work of this book, relevant network theory, nonlinear dynamics theory, cellular automata theory, and roughness (fractal) theory is covered in some detail. This material serves as an important resource as the book proceeds. In the context of all of the foregoing discussion and investigation, a view of the characteristics of ecological network dynamics is constructed. This view, in turn, is the basis for the central hypothesis of the book, i.e., ecological networks are ever-changing networks with propagation dynamics that are punctuated, local-to-global, and perhaps most importantly fractal. To analyze and fully test this hypothesis, an innovative ecological network dynamics model is defined, designed, and developed. The modeling approach, which seeks to emulate features of real-world ecological networks, does not make a priori assumptions about ecological network dynamics, but rather lets the dynamics develop as the model simulation runs. Model analysis results corroborate the central hypothesis. Additional important insights and principles are suggested by the model analysis results and by the other supporting investigations of this book – and can serve as a basis for going-forward complex system dynamics research, not only for ecological systems but for complex systems in general. Provides a fresh interdisciplinary perspective, offers a broad integrated development, and contains many new ideas Clearly explains the elements of the systems approach and applies them throughout the book Takes on the challenging and open issues of complex system network dynamics Develops and utilizes a new, innovative ecosystem dynamics modeling approach Contains over 135 graphic illustrations to help the reader visualize and understand important concepts

Understanding Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development

Understanding Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development
Author: P. P. Pillai,R. P. Nair
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038371467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development Book Review:

Papers presented at the Seminar on "Strategies for Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development" held on February 21-22, 1994, at Trichur, India.

From Traditional to Ecological

From Traditional to Ecological
Author: Stephen Houghton
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781594543715
ISBN 13: 1594543712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Traditional to Ecological Book Review:

The majority of research conducted in the field of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) has comprised laboratory-based psychological studies using highly repetitive and boring tasks. Hence, the generalisability of such work is somewhat limited. This book describes, in three sections, a unique research program which successfully sought to achieve ecological validity in research. Specifically, the three sections describe: (i) the historical conceptualisation of AD/HD and the emergence of models of AD/HD; (ii) the development of a unique quantitative research program incorporating studies using a traditional approach through to those conducted in naturalistic settings; and (iii) the initiation of a related grounded theory' research approach to bringing about a fuller understanding of the everyday experiences of individuals with AD/HD.

Antarctic Ecosystems

Antarctic Ecosystems
Author: International Council of Scientific Unions. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:42887854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding People in Context

Understanding People in Context
Author: Ellen P. Cook
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN 10: 1119026490
ISBN 13: 9781119026495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding People in Context Book Review:

This exceptional book emphasizes uniquely designed interventions for individual counseling, group work, and community counseling that consider clients as individuals within the contexts of families, cultural groups, workplaces, and communities. Part I describes the theoretical research base and major tenets of the ecological perspective and its applications to counseling practice. In Part II, experts who have used the ecological perspective in their work discuss its usefulness in various applications, including counseling diverse clients with specific life challenges; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; and in schools, substance abuse programs, faith-based communities, and counselor training programs. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Global to Local Ecological Land Classification

Global to Local  Ecological Land Classification
Author: Richard A. Sims,Ian G.W. Corns,Karel Klinka
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 610
Release: 1996-02-29
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D00901239O
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global to Local Ecological Land Classification Book Review:

Ecological Land Classification (ELC) refers to the description of land resources at a range of spatial resolutions (i.e. global to local) and for a range of purposes or values. The emerging science of ELC is in fact a very carefully integrated blend of vegetation and earth sciences, climatology, cartography and ecology with a range of new technologies and methodologies including computer-based geographic information systems, remote sensing and simulation modelling. This publication defines the current `state-of-the-art' of ELC. It provides particular insight into the role of ELC in current and future forest resource planning and management, and emphasizes its application and usefulness at various spatial scales, for a variety of geographic locations, and under a range of management scenarios/constraints. The book is an invaluable and substantial reference source about the current trends in ELC and will be of particular value to ecologists, foresters, geographers, resource managers, wildlife biologists, GIS and remote sensing specialists, educators and students.