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Big EcologyThe Emergence of Ecosystem Science$
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David Coleman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520264755

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001

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The Future of Big Ecology: IGBP, AmeriFlux, NEON, and other Major Initiatives

The Future of Big Ecology: IGBP, AmeriFlux, NEON, and other Major Initiatives

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(p.145) Chapter four The Future of Big Ecology: IGBP, AmeriFlux, NEON, and other Major Initiatives
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Big Ecology
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David C. Coleman

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0004

Another promising legacy of the initial forays into broader coverage that the LTER and other networks are ideally suited for is the evolution of the socioeconomic basis for long-term studies. The course of “big ecology,” looking from the 1920s onward has proceeded through several salutatory increments, beginning with the IGY, IBP, and early AEC programs in the LTER, the Human Environment Regional Observatory (HERO), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). This chapter presents an overview of the activities of various groups and networks conducting ecosystem studies. It then discusses current major initiatives in ecosystem science, including studies of ecosystem services and experimental studies of global change phenomena.

Keywords:   big ecology, socioeconomic, sociological drivers, environmental change, evolution

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