2012

Observation and Ecology

Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World

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ISBN: 978-1-59726-354-2 (Print) 978-1-61091-230-3 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 1-12

      Introduction

  2. The Role of Observation in Ecological Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 15-28

      An Observational Approach to Ecology

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 29-44

      Observational Approaches in Historical Context

  3. Using Observations in Ecology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-46

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 47-61

      Using All the Senses in Ecology

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 63-73

      Using Technology to Expand Our Observational Senses

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 75-85

      Local, Traditional, and Accidental Ecological Observers and Observations

  4. The Challenges Posed by an Observational Approach

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-88

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 89-108

      Dealing with Too Many Observations, and Too Few

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 109-130

      Is Observation-Based Ecology Scientific?

  5. Beyond Academia: The Power of Observational Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 133-149

      Ecology’s Renewed Importance in Policy

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 151-166

      Opening Nature’s Door to a New Generation of Citizens and Ecologists

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 167-175

      Conclusions

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 161-223