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The Ecosystem: Research and Practice in North America : Volume 13, Issue 1 (04/07/2013)

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Title: The Ecosystem: Research and Practice in North America : Volume 13, Issue 1 (04/07/2013)  
Author: Bocking, S.
Volume: Vol. 13, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ecology
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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2013
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

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Description: Environmental and Resource Science/Studies Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8, Canada. Since the early 1940s, the ecosystem approach has been developed in a variety of forms by North American ecologists. Lindeman established its foundation, with his focus on functional components and energy transfers between trophic levels; this view was developed further by several ecologists, including G. Evelyn Hutchinson, and H. T. and E. P. Odum. Ecosystem ecology eventually became closely associated with powerful American institutions, such as the Atomic Energy Commission, receiving ample support; in association with the International Biological Program it became known as big ecology''. More recently, ecosystem ecology has exhibited strengthened interest in spatial patterns, the role of species in ecosystems, and global change. This history has encompassed various ontological, methodological, ethical and political claims regarding the place of this approach in the discipline of ecology and in environmental governance.

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The ecosystem: research and practice in North America

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