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by Stuart L. Pimm
Stuart L. Pimm is the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University
Stuart L. Pimm is the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including The World According to Pimm: A Scientist Audits the Earth. Paperback: 448 pages. Well, at least influential for me. Stuart Pimm's "Balance of Nature" is intended for an audience of professional ecologists and (like most academic texts) demands patient, thoughtful reading, but is well worth the effort. Why influential? Throughout my rather lengthy graduate school "career," I've been struck by the tension between simple academic ecological theory and the stunning complexity of real-world systems.
The Balance of Nature? provides theoretical ecology with a rich array of questions-questions that also underpin pressing problems in practical conservation biology. Pimm calls for nothing less than new approaches to ecology and a new alliance between theoretical and empirical studies. Biological Sciences: Conservation.
The Balance of Nature? book. From the Back Cover: Stability in any sense depends on characteristics of the species involved, on the structure of the species' food web, and on physical features of the environment.
Ecological Issues in the Conservation of Species and Communities. In The Balance of Nature?, a work sure to stir controversy, the distinguished theoretical ecologist Stuart L. Pimm argues that ecology therefore fails in many ways to address the enormous ecological problems now facing our planet.
Professor of Ecology Stuart L Pimm.
Pimm, Stuart L. Cited Authors. Pimm, SL. Published Date. Published In. Science. 256 /. Start, End Page.
Publications related to Conservation Ecology. Abstract: The decomposer soil community maintains the arable soil ecosystem for the nutrient turnover
Publications related to Conservation Ecology. Conservation Ecology of Bornean Orangutans in the Greater Batang Ai-Lanjak-Entimau Landscape, Sarawak, Malaysia. Abstract: The decomposer soil community maintains the arable soil ecosystem for the nutrient turnover. Here, we studied the dynamics of the soil fungal populations in a typical Phaeozem luvico in Argentina and related it to the management practices.
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