Introduction: Scope and Need for an Ecology of Subtle Human Effects and Populated Areas

  • Mark J. McDonnell
  • Steward T. A. Pickett

Abstract

The science of ecology is the study of the factors that influence abundance and distribution of organisms, the interactions between these organisms, and relationships between organisms and the fluxes of energy and materials in the environment. Basic ecology is an extremely broad science that can encompass any system on Earth. Yet, in pursuing their basic science, North American ecologists have ignored many of the ecological manifestations of humans.

Keywords

Ozone Microbe Encapsulation CFCs 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

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  • Mark J. McDonnell
  • Steward T. A. Pickett

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