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Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman


This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local biological community and its interactions with its environment—has given rise to many institutions and research programs, like the National Science Foundation's program for Long Term Ecological Research. This book's insider account of this important and fascinating trend toward big science takes us from the paradigm of collaborative interdisciplinary research, starting with the International Geophysi ... More

Keywords: ecosystems, United States, biological community, big science, International Geophysical Year, International Biological Program, Long-Term Ecological Research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520264755
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Coleman, author