The Ecology of Place: Contributions of Place-Based Research to Ecological Understanding

The Ecology of Place: Contributions of Place-Based  Research to Ecological Under
Author: 
Ian Billick and Mary V. Price (editors)
Publisher: 
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–0–226–05043–0

paper, 464 pp., $45.00

This text, composed of essays from contributing experts in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology, proposes that practical information gained from research of individual sites can be used as a framework to gain an understanding of other environments. The editors suggest that since ecology and evolutionary biology share some of the same elements as the social sciences, a research approach they call “ecology of place” be used in environmental studies.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
4