Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology

by Robert H. Gardner

Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology Synopsis

This book discusses the impact of recent advances in the theory of scaling relationships and identifies critical issues that must be considered if experimental results are used to understand the temporal and spatial scales of actual ecosystems. The complexity of ecosystems complicates experimental design. How, for example, does a scientist draw boundaries when studying species effects and interactions? Once these boundaries are drawn, how does one treat factors external to that study? Will the failure to consider external factors affect one's ability to extrapolate information across temporal and spatial scales? This volume provides a compilation from a broad range of ecologists with extensive experimental research experience that addresses these and other questions of scaling relations.

Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology Press Reviews

[This book] will fill an empty niche in the bookshelves of most ecologists by offering appropriate advice about how to correctly interpret experiments at a particular scale and it will also be instrumental in furthering the subject. -- Ecology This book will fill an empty niche in the bookshelves of most ecologists by offering appropriate advice about how to correctly interpret experiments at a particular scale and it will also be instrumental in furthering the subject. -- Ecology [This book] will fill an empty niche in the bookshelves of most ecologists by offering appropriate advice about how to correctly interpret experiments at a particular scale and it will also be instrumental in furthering the subject. -- Ecology [This book] will fill an empty niche in the bookshelves of most ecologists by offering appropriate advice about how to correctly interpret experiments at a particular scale and it will also be instrumental in furthering the subject. -- Ecology

Book Information

ISBN: 9780231114981
Publication date: 11th July 2001
Author: Robert H. Gardner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Ecological science, the Biosphere,

About Robert H. Gardner

Robert H. Gardner is a professor of environmental science at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Studies. W. Michael Kemp and Victor S. Kennedy are professors at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Studies. John E. Peterson is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College.

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