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by Joel Hagen

Download An Entangled Bank: The Origins of Ecosystem Ecology ePub
  • ISBN 0813518245
  • ISBN13 978-0813518244
  • Language English
  • Author Joel Hagen
  • Publisher Rutgers University Press; n edition (October 1, 1992)
  • Pages 262
  • Formats azw mobi mobi rtf
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Biological Sciences
  • Size ePub 1644 kb
  • Size Fb2 1554 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 790

This book was a revelation. I was simply enthralled by Joel Hagen's brilliance in reviewing the emergence of the discipline of ecosystem ecology (the study of biotic-abiotic interaction and nutrient flows in ecological systems). He does a magnificent job of introducing the personalities that midwived the new science. He explains their intellectual struggles, philosophical cross-currents, and different academic milieux. He also expertly illuminates sociopolitical context. Through his in-depth research he is able to dispel some misconceptions and truismsm, arriving at the heart of what made each scientist tick. Even when exploring some of the arcane figures and dead-end developments, he is so compelling that they become integral to the story, not sidetracks. His breadth of knowledge, his discerning inclusiveness, his clarity of thought, all make _An Entangled Bank_ a stimulating read. Very often in science courses we are presented only with the canonical "state of the science," having to swallow its agglomerated whole free of context. Hagen reveals the wisdom of understanding intellectual foundations. Through study of the origins and development of a science, we may better grasp the received tenets of current scientific understanding. As a young science, ecosystem ecology has a historical context that is relatively accessible to us, if less romantic than a tale of the origins of astronomy might be. A peek into the labs and offices of botanists, limnologists, and biogeochemists might not seem like the acme of excitement. Hagen inspires us with his insights. He makes his subject meaningful to us. Though it is not pleasure reading by any stretch, its clear-sighted intellectual vigor makes _An Entangled Bank_ pure enjoyment.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading An Entangled Bank: The Origins of Ecosystem . This book shows various things from the historical point of views. I have understood how and why the ecologists think and get such an idea.

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PDF On Dec 1, 1993, Jon K. Piper and others published An Entangled Bank: The Origins . Piper and others published An Entangled Bank: The Origins of Ecosystem Ecology. In the mid-1960s and 70s, evolutionary ecology focused on the ecological impacts on evolutionary processes.

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Ecosystem ecology is an inherently interdisciplinary field of study. An Entangled Bank: The origins of ecosystem ecology. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, . An individual ecosystem is composed of populations of organisms, interacting within communities, and contributing to the cycling of nutrients and the flow of energy. The ecosystem is the principal unit of study in ecosystem ecology. Population, community, and physiological ecology provide many of the underlying biological mechanisms influencing ecosystems and the processes they maintain.

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Volume 29 Issue 1. Hagen, English Français. The British Journal for the History of Science. 1 Nicolson, Malcolm, ‘National styles, divergent classifications: a comparative case study from the history of French and American plant ecology’, in Hargens, . Jones, R. A. and Pickering, A. R. (ed. Knowledge and Society: Studies in Sociology of Culture, Past and Present, Greenwich, CT, 1989, viii, 139–86.

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Golkis
Learning ecology is very difficult for me. So I have learned many things from this book. This book shows various things from the historical point of views. I have understood how and why the ecologists think and get such an idea.
Goltigor
This book was used as the primary text in a graduate Ecosystems course I took. It is clearly written so that I - without ever taking an introductory biology course and having primarily a mathematical background - had no problem understanding the main ideas. What I found even more appealing is that Hagen places the development of these ideas in their historic context and skilfully links them to the authors and their characters. This has been invaluable to me for understanding how research is done in biology, where no consensus on a basic conceptual definition (what is an ecosystem?) can linger for decades. (This is very different from mathematics, which enjoys a luxury of not concerning itself with the messiness of the real world, and can afford to build theories based on absolutely clear and unambiguous definitions).
Reading this book, along with in-class dissection and discussions of classical papers that Hagen covers, resulted in very interesting, informative and enriching experience.
Cordann
I was assigned this book as reading for my qualifying exams. As a graduate student in ecology I found this book to give a very interesting view of the historical perspective of ecosystem ecology. It was easy to read and I very much enjoyed it despite the fact that I was forced to read it. Plus it helped me get a few questions right during my exams. I definately reccomend to anyone interested in ecology.