Method in Ecology: Strategies for Conservation

Method in Ecology: Strategies for Conservation

by Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette, Earl D. McCoy
     
 

Although conceptual problems have often prevented the formulation and evaluation of theories, this text reveals how ecology can provide us with specific answers to practical environmental questions. A case study using the Florida panther is accordingly examined. See more details below

Overview

Although conceptual problems have often prevented the formulation and evaluation of theories, this text reveals how ecology can provide us with specific answers to practical environmental questions. A case study using the Florida panther is accordingly examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521418614
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/1993
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: What ecology can't do1
2Ecological concepts are problematic11
3Ecological theory is problematic68
4Ecological science is value laden80
5What ecology can do: The logic of case studies106
6Ecology and a new account of rationality149
7Objections to ethical rationality in ecology170
8A case study: The Florida panther198
9Policy aspects of the Florida-panther case240
10Conclusions279
References289
Name index316
Subject index322

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