Ecological Scale: Theory and Applications

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Columbia University Press, 1998 - Science - 615 pages

Identifying scales of measurement, analysis, and inference is fundamental to the ability to assess and predict patterns and processes in ecology. This book synthesizes a diverse, previously scattered literature on scale in ecology. Peterson and Parker have gathered contributions from scholars representing a wide range of disciplines, including soil science, plant ecology, animal ecology, and aquatic ecology.

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DAVID L. PETERSON is a research biologist at the U.S. Geological Servey Biological Resources Division and Survey and professor at the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. He is coeditor with D. R. Johnson of Human Ecology and Climate Change: People and Resources in the Far North, and with C. V. Climas of The Role of Restoration in Ecosystem Management.V. THOMAS PARKER is professor of biology at San Francisco State University. He is coeditor, with M. A. Leck, and R. L. Simpson of Ecology of Soil Seed Banks.

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