Toward a Unified Ecology (Paperback)

By Timothy F. Allen, Thomas W. Hoekstra, Thomas W Hoekstra and Timothy F Allen

Columbia University Press, 9780231069199, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 1993

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Offers the best general summary of the field, with a view toward fostering common disciplinary goals. Allen and Hoekstra begin with hierarchy theory as a basic premise and explain that the conventional 'levels' (ecosystems, landscapes, communities, populations, organisms) are not levels in themselves but criteria for observation.

About the Author

Timothy F. H. Allen is professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Thomas W. Hoekstra is assistant director for research at the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.