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作者 Sagarin, Rafe
書名 Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World
出版項 Washington, DC : Island Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781610912303 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (230 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Observationand Ecology -- Contents -- Boxes -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- A Time of Change and Adaptation in Ecology -- What You Will Find in This Book -- Part I: The Role Of Observation In Ecological Science -- Chapter 1: An Observational Approach to Ecology -- Ecology as an Experimental Science -- Adapting to Change -- The Domains of Observation-Based Ecology -- Chapter 2: Observational Approaches in Historical Context -- The Roots of Ecology -- Refining Ecology with Experimental Approaches -- A New Time of Change in Ecology -- Why Ecology Is Changing Now -- Part II: Using Observations In Ecology -- Chapter 3: Using All the Senses in Ecology -- Sensing Nature -- Training Our Senses for Ecology -- Chapter 4: Using Technology to Expand Our Observational Senses -- Observing the Undiscovered and the Unexpected -- The Potential Pitfalls of Technology -- Chapter 5: Local, Traditional, and Accidental Ecological Observers and Observations -- Ecological Knowledge from Local and Traditional Observers -- Valuing the Role of Different Observers in Ecology -- The Limits of LEK, TEK, and AEK -- Part III: The Challenges Posed By An Observational Approach -- Chapter 6: Dealing with Too Many Observations, and Too Few -- Identifying Useful Data within a Flood of Data -- Long-Term Data Storage to Prevent Data Droughts -- Networks of Observers and Observations -- Challenges and Opportunities in Analyzing Observational Data -- Chapter 7: Is Observation-Based Ecology Scientific? -- The Strengths and Weaknesses of Strong Inference -- Why Observational Science Isn't Considered Science -- Integrating Observations and Other Means of Achieving Scientific Understanding -- Part IV: Beyond Academia: The Power Of Observational Approaches -- Chapter 8: Ecology's Renewed Importance in Policy -- Policy Making Takes More than Good Data
The Emotional Power of Observational Approaches -- Getting Scientists and Citizens Involved -- Chapter 9: Opening Nature's Door to a New Generation of Citizens and Ecologists -- Ecological Observations as a Developmental Tool -- Ecological Observations as an Elementary Learning Tool -- Ecological Observations in Higher Education -- The Natural Draw of Observational Education -- Conclusions -- A Changing Landscape for Ecology -- Integrating the Human Element of Ecology -- Beyond Bricklaying: The New Architects and Architecture of Ecology -- References -- About The Authors -- About The Contributors -- Index
The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environmentsissues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive speciesis 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 approachesfrom traditional ecological knowledge to animal-borne sensors to genomic and remote-sensing technologiesto track, study, and understand current environmental problems and their implications
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Sagarin, Rafe Observation and Ecology : Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World Washington, DC : Island Press,c2012 9781597263542
主題 Ecology -- Methodology.;Observation (Scientific method);Ecology -- Research.;Ecology -- Study and teaching.;Nature observation.;Biocomplexity
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Alt Author Pauchard, Aníbal
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