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Ecological paradigms lost : routes of theory change

by Cuddington, Kim ( Editor); Beisner, Beatrix E. ( Editor).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005Description: xxiv, 435 p illustrations, facsimile.ISBN: 008045786X; 9780080457864.Subject(s): Ecology -- History | Ecology -- Philosophy | SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental) | NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness | NATURE -- Ecology | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology | Ecology | Ecology -- PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 577.01 EC735
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- PREFACE -- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS -- 1: WHY A HISTORY OF ECOLOGY? AN INTRODUCTION -- REFERENCES -- PART I: POPULATION ECOLOGY -- 2: UNSTRUCTURED MODELS IN ECOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE -- 2.1 INTRODUCTION -- 2.2 THE BASIC (DETERMINISTIC) UNSTRUCTURED MODELS -- 2.3 SINGLE SPECIES -- 2.4 TWO SPECIES -- 2.5 MORE THAN TWO SPECIES -- 2.6 TIME SERIES AND MODEL FITTING -- 2.7 THE FUTURE OF UNSTRUCTURED MODELS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 3: UNSTRUCTURED POPULATION MODELS: DO POPULATION-LEVEL ASSUMPTIONS YIELD GENERAL THEORY? -- 3.1 INTRODUCTION -- 3.2 CORE THEORY OR LIMITING CASE? -- 3.3 DERIVING GENERAL POPULATION MODELS: STARTING WITH THE INDIVIDUAL -- 3.4 THREE CASE STUDIES -- 3.5 AN APPROPRIATE MODELLING FRAMEWORK: PHYSIOLOGICALLY STRUCTURED POPULATION MODELS -- 3.6 ON TESTABILITY -- 3.7 DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING REMARKS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 4: THE "STRUCTURE" OF POPULATION ECOLOGY: PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS ON UNSTRUCTURED AND STRUCTURED MODELS -- 4.1 INTRODUCTION -- 4.2 MODELS, MODELS, AND MORE MODELS -- 4.3 REVISITING MODELLING TRADE-OFFS -- 4.4 GENERALITY? -- 4.5 REDUCTIONISM REDUX -- 4.6 STRUCTURAL PLURALISM -- 4.7 CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- PART II: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY -- 5: THE LAW OF MASS-ACTION IN EPIDEMIOLOGY: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE -- 5.1 INTRODUCTION -- 5.2 CATO MAXIMILIAN GULDBERG AND PETER WAAGE -- 5.3 WILLIAM HEATON HAMER -- 5.4 RONALD ROSS AND ANDERSON McKENDRICK -- 5.5 HERBERT EDWARD SOPER -- 5.6 A SCIENCE TAKING FLIGHT -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 6: EXTENSIONS TO MASS-ACTION MIXING -- 6.1 INTRODUCTION -- 6.2 FUNCTIONAL FORMS -- 6.3 METAPOPULATION MODELS -- 6.4 CELLULAR AUTOMATA -- 6.5 NETWORK MODELS -- 6.6 ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS: POWER-LAW EXPONENTS -- 6.7 ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS: PAIR-WISE MODELS -- 6.8: ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS: MOMENT CLOSURE -- 6.9: CONCLUSIONS -- REFERENCES -- 7: MASS-ACTION AND SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF INFECTION TRANSMISSION -- 7.1 INTRODUCTION -- 7.2 MODEL FORMS AS PARADIGMS FOR THEORY CHANGE -- 7.3 ROBUSTNESS ASSESSMENT -- 7.4 ADVANCING A SCIENCE OF INFECTION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM ANALYSIS -- REFERENCES -- PART III: COMMUNITY ECOLOGY -- 8: COMMUNITY DIVERSITY AND STABILITY: CHANGING PERSPECTIVES AND CHANGING DEFINITIONS -- 8.1 INTRODUCTION -- 8.2 HISTORY -- 8.3 MULTIPLE TYPES OF STABILITY IN A MODEL ECOSYSTEM -- 8.4 TESTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DIVERSITY AND STABILITY -- 8.5 SUGGESTIONS FOR SPECIFIC "TESTS" -- 8.6 SUMMARY -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 9: PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY, STRUCTURE, AND STABILITY -- 9.1 INTRODUCTION -- 9.2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF DIVERSITY AND STABILITY -- REFERENCES -- 10: DIVERSITY AND STABILITY: THEORIES.
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577 C826I Introductory Ecology 577 OD8F5 Fundamentals of ecology 577 OD8F5 Fundamentals of ecology 577.01 EC735 Ecological paradigms lost : 577.072 G711P2 Primer of Ecological Statistics / 577.0954 G117U Use and abuse of nature : 577.14 B812M2 Marine biogeochemical cycles

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- PREFACE -- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS -- 1: WHY A HISTORY OF ECOLOGY? AN INTRODUCTION -- REFERENCES -- PART I: POPULATION ECOLOGY -- 2: UNSTRUCTURED MODELS IN ECOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE -- 2.1 INTRODUCTION -- 2.2 THE BASIC (DETERMINISTIC) UNSTRUCTURED MODELS -- 2.3 SINGLE SPECIES -- 2.4 TWO SPECIES -- 2.5 MORE THAN TWO SPECIES -- 2.6 TIME SERIES AND MODEL FITTING -- 2.7 THE FUTURE OF UNSTRUCTURED MODELS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 3: UNSTRUCTURED POPULATION MODELS: DO POPULATION-LEVEL ASSUMPTIONS YIELD GENERAL THEORY? -- 3.1 INTRODUCTION -- 3.2 CORE THEORY OR LIMITING CASE? -- 3.3 DERIVING GENERAL POPULATION MODELS: STARTING WITH THE INDIVIDUAL -- 3.4 THREE CASE STUDIES -- 3.5 AN APPROPRIATE MODELLING FRAMEWORK: PHYSIOLOGICALLY STRUCTURED POPULATION MODELS -- 3.6 ON TESTABILITY -- 3.7 DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING REMARKS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 4: THE "STRUCTURE" OF POPULATION ECOLOGY: PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS ON UNSTRUCTURED AND STRUCTURED MODELS -- 4.1 INTRODUCTION -- 4.2 MODELS, MODELS, AND MORE MODELS -- 4.3 REVISITING MODELLING TRADE-OFFS -- 4.4 GENERALITY? -- 4.5 REDUCTIONISM REDUX -- 4.6 STRUCTURAL PLURALISM -- 4.7 CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- PART II: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY -- 5: THE LAW OF MASS-ACTION IN EPIDEMIOLOGY: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE -- 5.1 INTRODUCTION -- 5.2 CATO MAXIMILIAN GULDBERG AND PETER WAAGE -- 5.3 WILLIAM HEATON HAMER -- 5.4 RONALD ROSS AND ANDERSON McKENDRICK -- 5.5 HERBERT EDWARD SOPER -- 5.6 A SCIENCE TAKING FLIGHT -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 6: EXTENSIONS TO MASS-ACTION MIXING -- 6.1 INTRODUCTION -- 6.2 FUNCTIONAL FORMS -- 6.3 METAPOPULATION MODELS -- 6.4 CELLULAR AUTOMATA -- 6.5 NETWORK MODELS -- 6.6 ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS: POWER-LAW EXPONENTS -- 6.7 ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS: PAIR-WISE MODELS -- 6.8: ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS: MOMENT CLOSURE -- 6.9: CONCLUSIONS -- REFERENCES -- 7: MASS-ACTION AND SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF INFECTION TRANSMISSION -- 7.1 INTRODUCTION -- 7.2 MODEL FORMS AS PARADIGMS FOR THEORY CHANGE -- 7.3 ROBUSTNESS ASSESSMENT -- 7.4 ADVANCING A SCIENCE OF INFECTION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM ANALYSIS -- REFERENCES -- PART III: COMMUNITY ECOLOGY -- 8: COMMUNITY DIVERSITY AND STABILITY: CHANGING PERSPECTIVES AND CHANGING DEFINITIONS -- 8.1 INTRODUCTION -- 8.2 HISTORY -- 8.3 MULTIPLE TYPES OF STABILITY IN A MODEL ECOSYSTEM -- 8.4 TESTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DIVERSITY AND STABILITY -- 8.5 SUGGESTIONS FOR SPECIFIC "TESTS" -- 8.6 SUMMARY -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 9: PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY, STRUCTURE, AND STABILITY -- 9.1 INTRODUCTION -- 9.2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF DIVERSITY AND STABILITY -- REFERENCES -- 10: DIVERSITY AND STABILITY: THEORIES.

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