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Levin, Simon A.

Works: 142 works in 658 publications in 3 languages and 14,227 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: QH541.15.B56, 333.9503
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Most widely held works by Simon A Levin
Encyclopedia of biodiversity( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity brings together, for the first time, a study of the dimensions of diversity. It examination of the services biodiversity provides, and measures to protect it. Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity. Subject areas include: agriculture, conservation and restoration, economics of biodiversity, environmental conditions and effects, evolution, extinctions, genetics, geographic and global issues, habitats and ecosystems, human effects and interventions, invertebrates, microbial biodiversity, plant biodiversity, population issues, public policies and attitudes, species interactions and interrelationships, systematics and species concept, techniques and measurements, theories and concepts of biodiversity and vertebrates. Publisherʼs description
The Princeton guide to ecology by Simon A Levin( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts. It covers autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, and much more
Niche : theory and application by Robert H Whittaker( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin of the niche concept; The competitive exclusion principle; Editor's comments on papers 9 through 18; Niche and habitat dimensions; Variation in space and time; Case histories; Conclusion
Perspectives in ecological theory by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents an overview of current accomplishments and future directions in ecological theory. The twenty-three chapters cover a broad range of important topics, from the physiology and behavior of individuals or groups of organisms, through population dynamics and community structure, to the ecology of ecosystems and the geochemical cycles of the entire biosphere.The authors focus on ways in which theory, whether expressed mathematically or verbally, can contribute to defining and solving fundamental problems in ecology. A second aim is to highlight areas where dialogue between theorists and empiricists is likely to be especially rewarding. The authors are R. M. Anderson, C. W. Clark, M. L. Cody, J. E. Cohen, P. R. Ehrlich, M. W. Feldman, M. E. Gilpin, L. J. Gross, M. P. Hassell, H. S. Horn, P. Kareiva, M.A.R. Koehl, S. A. Levin, R. M. May, L. D. Mueller, R. V. O'Neill, S. W. Pacala, S. L. Pimm, T. M. Powell, H. R. Pulliam, J. Roughgarden, W. H. Schlesinger, H. H. Shugart, S. M. Stanley, J. H. Steele, D. Tilman, J. Travis, and D. L. Urban.Originally published in 1989.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Studies in mathematical biology( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecosystem analysis and prediction : proceedings of a SIAM-SIMS conference held at Alta, Utah, July 1-5, 1974 by Simon A Levin( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragile dominion : complexity and the commons by Simon A Levin( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon Levin, a Princeton biologist and member of the Santa Fe Institute's Science Board, draws on the science of complexity to shed light on the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity on our planet. Fragile Dominion explores six critical questions: What patterns exist in nature? What is the role of environment and history in shaping these patterns? How do ecosystems assemble themselves? How does evolution shape these assemblages? What is the relationship between an ecosystem's structure and how it functions? And, finally, does evolution increase or decrease the resiliency of an ecosystem?" "The challenge, as Levin points out, is to harness the natural forces that organize the biosphere rather than fruitlessly try to resist them. A deeply original work on one of the most pressing issues of our time, Fragile Dominion is a powerful appeal to understand and protect the global "commons.""--Jacket
Ecotoxicology : problems and approaches by Simon A Levin( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecotoxicology: problems and approaches. Indicators of ecosystem response and recovery. Responses of ecosystems to chemical stress. Effects of heavy metals in a polluted aquatic ecosystem. Determining the ecological effects of oil pollution in marine ecosystems. The effects of chemical stress on aquatic species composition and community structure. Theoretical and methodological reasons for variability in the responses of aquatic ecosystem processes to chemical stresses. The effects of chemicals on the structure of terrestrial ecosystems: mechanisms and patterns of change. Models in ecotoxicology: methodological aspects. Mathematical models: fate, transport, and food chain. Deterministic and statistical models of chemical fate in aquatic systems. Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic pollutant compounds. Environmental chemical stress effects associated with carbon and phosphorus biogeochemical cycles. Biomonitoring: closing the loop in the environmental sciences. The role of terrestrial microcosms and mesocosms in ecotoxicologic research. The role of aquatic mirocosms in ecotoxicologic research as illustrated by large marine systems. Ecotoxicology beyond sensitivity: a case study involving unreasonablesness of environmental change. Regulatory framework for ecotoxicoloy. Environmental decision making in the presence of uncertainty
Mathematical ecology : proceedings of the autumn course (research seminars) held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Miramare-Trieste, Italy, 29 November-10 December 1982 by Simon A Levin( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of species : perspectives on expendability and triage by Peter M Kareiva( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great many species are threatened by the expanding human population. Though the public generally favors environmental protection, conservation does not come without sacrifice and cost. Many decision makers wonder if every species is worth the trouble. Of what consequence would the extinction of, say, spotted owls or snail darters be? Are some species expendable? Given the reality of limited money for conservation efforts, there is a compelling need for scientists to help conservation practitioners set priorities and identify species most in need of urgent attention. Ecology should be capable of providing guidance that goes beyond the obvious impulse to protect economically valuable species (salmon) or aesthetically appealing ones (snow leopards). Although some recent books have considered the ecosystem services provided by biodiversity as an aggregate property, this is the first to focus on the value of particular species. It provides the scientific approaches and analyses available for asking what we can expect from losing (or gaining) species. The contributors are outstanding ecologists, theoreticians, and evolutionary biologists who gathered for a symposium honoring Robert T. Paine, the community ecologist who experimentally demonstrated that a single predator species can act as a keystone species whose removal dramatically alters entire ecosystem communities. They build on Paine's work here by exploring whether we can identify species that play key roles in ecosystems before they are lost forever. These are some of our finest ecologists asking some of our hardest questions. They are, in addition to the editors, S.E.B. Abella, G. C. Chang, D. Doak, A. L. Downing, W. T. Edmondson, A. S. Flecker, M. J. Ford, C.D.G. Harley, E. G. Leigh Jr., S. Lubetkin, S. M. Louda, M. Marvier, P. McElhany, B. A. Menge, W. F. Morris, S. Naeem, S. R. Palumbi, A. G. Power, T. A. Rand, R. B. Root, M. Ruckelshaus, J. Ruesink, D. E. Sc
Diffusion and ecological problems : modern perspectives by Akira Ōkubo( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This substantially expanded and updated version of the classic 1980 book by the late Akiro Okubo traces the developments that have flowed from the original work, building on detailed notes he left for revision ... In this volume, friends and disciples of Okubo incorporate a wide range of results from their own fields that build upon the framework he first established
Population biology by Simon A Levin( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity : an ecological perspective by Takuya Abe( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite acknowledgment that loss of living diversity is an international biological crisis, the ecological causes and consequences of extinction have not yet been widely addressed. In honor of Edward O. Wilson, winner of the 1993 International Prize for Biology, an international group of distinguished biologists bring ecological, evolutionary, and management perspectives to the issue of biodiversity. The roles of ecosystem processes, community structure and population dynamics are considered in this book. The goal, as Wilson writes in his introduction, is "to assemble concepts that unite the disciplines of systematics and ecology, and in so doing to create a sound scientific basis for the future management of biodiversity."
Mathematical ecology : an introduction by T. G Hallam( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There isprobably no more appropriate location to hold a course on mathematical ecology than Italy, the countryofVito Volterra, a founding father ofthe subject. The Trieste 1982Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology consisted of four weeksofvery concentrated scholasticism and aestheticism. The first weeks were devoted to fundamentals and principles ofmathematicalecology. A nucleusofthe material from the lectures presented during this period constitutes this book. The final week and a half of the Course was apportioned to the Trieste Research Conference on Mathematical Ecology whose proceedings have been published as Volume 54, Lecture Notes in Biomathematics, Springer-Verlag. The objectivesofthe first portionofthe course wereambitious and, probably, unattainable. Basic principles of the areas of physiological, population, com munitY, and ecosystem ecology that have solid ecological and mathematical foundations were to be presented. Classical terminology was to be introduced, important fundamental topics were to be developed, some past and some current problems of interest were to be presented, and directions for possible research were to be provided. Due to time constraints, the coverage could not be encyclopedic;many areas covered already have merited treatises of book length. Consequently, preliminary foundation material was covered in some detail, but subject overviewsand area syntheseswerepresented when research frontiers were being discussed. These lecture notes reflect this course philosophy
Frontiers in mathematical biology by Simon A Levin( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 100, which is the final volume of the LNBM series serves to commemorate the acievements in two decades of this influential collection of books in mathematical biology. The contributions, by the leading mathematical biologists, survey the state of the art in the subject, and offer speculative, philosophical and critical analyses of the key issues confronting the field. The papers address fundamental issues in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, evolutionary biology, population ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, and applied biology, plus the explicit and implicit mathematical challenges. Cross-cuttting issues involve the problem of variation among units in nonlinear systems, and the related problems of the interactions among phenomena across scales of space, time and organizational complexity
Some mathematical questions in biology by American Mathematical Society( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical approaches to problems in resource management and epidemiology : proceedings of a conference held at Ithaca, NY, Oct. 28-30, 1987 by Carlos Castillo-Chávez( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University sponsored a Special Year on Resource Management and Environmental Problem Solving in 1987-88 culminating in a Symposium on Mathematical Approaches to Resource Management and Epidemiology (October 28-30, 1987), aimed at identifying critical problems and new directions demanding mathematical attention, in these areas. The contributions of the invited speakers, recorded in this volume, describe and analyze models in areas such as cell population growth, plant population dynamics, and the spread of AIDS. They also address methodological aspects, and theoretical and interdisciplinary issues including the interplay between population biology, management, and economics, and the relationship between models and data. Throughout authors review past contributions and point to new directions
Patch dynamics by Simon A Levin( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the preface by Joel E. Cohen: "A century from now humanity will live in a managed - or mismanaged - global garden. We are debating the need to preserve tropical forests. Farming of the sea is providing an increasing part of our fish supply. We are beginning to control atmospheric emissions. In 100 years, we shall use novel farming practices and genetic engineering of bacteria to manipulate the methane production of rice fields. The continental shelf will be providing food, energy, possibly even living space. To make such intensive management possible will require massive improvements in data collection and analysis, and especially in our concepts. A century hence we will live on a wired earth: the oceans and the crust of the earth will receive the same comprehensive monitoring now devoted to weather. As the peoples of currently developing countries increase their levels of wealth, the need for global management will become irresistible as impatience with the accidents of nature and intolerance of mismanagement of the environment - especially of living resources - grow. Our control of physical perturbations and chemical inputs to the environment will be judged by the consequences to living organisms and biological communities. How can we obtain the factual and theoretical foundation needed to move from our present, fragmented knowledge and limited abilities to a managed, global garden?" This problem was addressed in the lectures and workshops of a summer school on patch dynamics at Cornell University. The school emphasized the analysis and interpretation of spatial patterns in terrestrial and marine environments. This book contains the course material of this school, combining general reviews with specific applications
Games, groups, and the global good by Simon A Levin( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do groups form, how do institutions come into being, and when do moral norms and practices emerge? This volume explores how game-theoretic approaches can be extended to consider broader questions that cross scales of organization, from individuals to cooperatives to societies. Game theory' strategic formulation of central problems in the analysis of social interactions is used to develop multi-level theories that examine the interplay between individuals and the collectives they form. The concept of cooperation is examined at a higher level than that usually addressed by game theory, especially focusing on the formation of groups and the role of social norms in maintaining their integrity, with positive and negative implications. The authors suggest that conventional analyses need to be broadened to explain how heuristics, like concepts of fairness, arise and become formalized into the ethical principles embraced by a society
Encyclopedia of biodiversity( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Princeton guide to ecologyPerspectives in ecological theoryFragile dominion : complexity and the commonsThe importance of species : perspectives on expendability and triageDiffusion and ecological problems : modern perspectivesBiodiversity : an ecological perspectiveGames, groups, and the global goodEncyclopedia of biodiversity