Macroecology

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 1, 1995 - Science - 269 pages
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In Macroecology, James H. Brown proposes a radical new research agenda designed to broaden the scope of ecology to encompass vast geographical areas and very long time spans.

While much ecological research is narrowly focused and experimental, providing detailed information that cannot be used to generalize from one ecological community or time period to another, macroecology draws on data from many disciplines to create a less detailed but much broader picture with greater potential for generalization. Integrating data from ecology, systematics, evolutionary biology, paleobiology, and biogeography to investigate problems that could only be addressed on a much smaller scale by traditional approaches, macroecology provides a richer, more complete understanding of how patterns of life have moved across the earth over time. Brown also demonstrates the advantages of macroecology for conservation, showing how it allows scientists to look beyond endangered species and ecological communities to consider the long history and large geographic scale of human impacts.

An important reassessment of the direction of ecology by one of the most influential thinkers in the field, this work will shape future research in ecology and other disciplines.

"This approach may well mark a major new turn in the road in the history of ecology, and I find it extremely exciting. The scope of Macroecology is tremendous and the book makes use of its author's exceptionally broad experience and knowledge. An excellent and important book."—Lawrence R. Heaney, Center for Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, the Field Museum
  

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JSTOR: The Promise of Macroecology
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"Macroecology". In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
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Macroecology and consilience
ate the significant place that macroecology might. take in relation to existing fields of ecolo- ... oretical foundation, macroecology will be reduced ...
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Macroecology Research Group
Brown jh 1995 - Macroecology - Chicago (Univ. Press). Brown jh, Lomolino mv 1998 - Biogeography - Sunderland (Sinauer). Brown jh, West gb 2000 - Scaling in ...
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Brown, James H.: Macroecology
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Testing macroecology models with stream-fish assemblages
In spite of the success of macroecology and its popularity as a ... Third, early studies of macroecology often ignored phylogenetic constraints and ...
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Macroecology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macroecology is the subfield of ecology that deals with the study of relationships between organisms and their environment at large spatial scales to ...
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Macroecology is distinct from biogeography : Article : Nature
Macroecology is a way of studying relationships between organisms and their ... Some overlap of interests between macroecology and biogeography has always ...
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Microsoft powerpoint - 23 April Second lecture Macroecology 2007
The term ”Macroecology” was coined by Brown & Maurer and ... Crudely generalized, macroecology is focused on a ”global. model” approach in the choice of: ...
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About the author (1995)

James H. Brown is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico, and past president of the International Biogeography Society.

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