The Ecology of Place: Contributions of Place-Based Research to Ecological Understanding
Ian Billick, Mary V. Price
University of Chicago Press, Aug 1, 2012 - Science - 480 pages
Ecologists can spend a lifetime researching a small patch of the earth, studying the interactions between organisms and the environment, and exploring the roles those interactions play in determining distribution, abundance, and evolutionary change. With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do you extrapolate knowledge about a well-studied area and apply it elsewhere?
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