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A New Century of Biology free pdf In the 20th century, scientists in the relatively new field of biology played an important role in exposing the threats of environmental degradation, loss of species diversity, habitat fragmentation, scarce energy resources and human population growth. In these essays, 11 biologists consider how their discipline must evolve to address these problems in the 21st century. The next 100 years, the contributors argue, will probably be dominated by breakthroughs in evolutionary biology and systems ecology, by an increased need for scientists to integrate research, teaching and service missions, and by problem-solving ventures on greater spatial and temporal scales. Because human activity and increased population will continue to have a profound impact on the environment, biologists must define an effective strategy for integrating the biological sciences with global economics and human-social structure. #The contributors are from the fields of ecology and evolution, morphology and development, behaviour, microbiology, ecosystem energetics and biogeochemistry, biodiversity and conservation biology, and human sciences. While acknowledging the real problems their discipline must address, they offer an optimistic agenda for the future.

About W. John Kress

W. John Kress is head of botany and curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. His books include Heliconia: An Identification Guide (Smithsonian, 1991). Gary W. Barrett is Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia's Institute of Ecology and author or editor of several books, including Landscape Ecology of Small Mammals (1999).

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Author : W. John Kress
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Data Published : 17 October 2001
ISBN : 1560989459
EAN : 9781560989455
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 184 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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