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Vandermeer, John H.

Works: 32 works in 174 publications in 4 languages and 7,064 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works about John H Vandermeer
Most widely held works by John H Vandermeer
Population ecology : first principles by John H Vandermeer( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: How can the future number of deer, agricultural pests, or cod be calculated based on the present number of individuals and their age distribution? How long will it take for a viral outbreak in a particular city to reach another city five hundred miles away? In addressing such basic questions, ecologists today are as likely to turn to complicated differential equations as to life histories--a dramatic change from thirty years ago. Population ecology is the mathematical backbone of ecology. Here, two leading experts provide the underlying quantitative concepts that all modern-day ecologists need. John Vandermeer and Deborah Goldberg show that populations are more than simply collections of individuals. Complex variables such as the size distribution of individuals and allotted territory for expanding groups come into play when mathematical models are applied. The authors build these models from the ground up, from first principles, using a much broader range of empirical examples--from plants to animals, from viruses to humans--than do standard texts. And they address several complicating issues such as age-structured populations, spatially distributed populations, and metapopulations. Beginning with a review of elementary principles, the book goes on to consider theoretical issues involving life histories, complications in the application of the core principles, statistical descriptions of spatial aggregation of individuals and populations as well as population dynamic models incorporating spatial information, and introductions to two-species interactions. Complemented by superb illustrations that further clarify the links between the mathematical models and biology, Population Ecology is the most straightforward and authoritative overview of the field to date. It will have broad appeal among undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing ecologists
The Nicaragua reader : documents of a revolution under fire by Peter Rosset( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakfast of biodiversity : the truth about rain forest destruction by John H Vandermeer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicaragua, unfinished revolution : the new Nicaragua reader( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary mathematical ecology by John H Vandermeer( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing biology : genetics and ecology in the new world order by John H Vandermeer( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Reconstructing Biology, noted biologist and educator John Vandermeer explores the ways in which the science of biology has been and continues to be misinterpreted and misappropriated on behalf of some of the most pernicious doctrines and policies of the past 200 years." "From the politics of genetics to the biology of IQ, Reconstructing Biology is must reading for anyone concerned about the role of science in the most important social and political issues of our time."--Jacket
The ecology of intercropping by John H Vandermeer( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nutzpflanzen (allgemein), Ökologie
Agroecology by Peter Rosset( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General background to agroecology. Ecological background to agroecology. Some management questions. On agricultural research
Nature's matrix : linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty by Ivette Perfecto( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation as is the nature of the matrix of agriculture that surrounds them. Local extinctions from conservation fragments are inevitable and must be balanced by migrations if massive extinction is to be avoided. High migration rates only occur in what the authors refer to as 'high quality' matrices, which are created by alternative agroecological techniques, as opposed to the industrial monocultural model of agriculture. The authors argue that the only way to promote such high quality matrices is to work with rural social movements. Their ideas are at odds with the major trends of some of the large conservation organizations that emphasize targeted land purchases of protected areas. They argue that recent advances in ecological research make such a general approach anachronistic and call, rather, for solidarity with the small farmers around the world who are currently struggling to attain food sovereignty. Nature's Matrix proposes a radically new approach to the conservation of biodiversity based on recent advances in the science of ecology plus political realities, particularly in the world's tropical regions
Breakfast of biodiversity : the political ecology of rain forest destruction by John H Vandermeer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on international commerce as the greatest threat to the world's rain forests. Argues that no single industry or activity is to blame for deforestation, but that the ways in which consumers around the world spend and invest comprises a web of interests that lead to the depletion of natural resources and the destruction of habitats. Advocates consumer behavior meant to curtail the destruction
The ecology of agroecosystems by John H Vandermeer( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. The Ecology of Agroecosystems highlights a collection of alternative agricultural methodologies and philosophies and provides an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the sociopolitical and historical context of agriculture. It includes the technical issues in a serious and ecological fashion and captures the complex merging of ecology, agriculture, politics and economics in both a historical and contemporary context. Readers will learn not only about the ethical and moral elements related to producing food of questionable quality while possibly impairing the environment, but also about the soil chemistry involved
Coffee agroecology : a new approach to understanding agricultural biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainable development by Ivette Perfecto( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world. The book uses an integrated approach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the ecology of a very diverse tropical agroforestry system. Key concepts explored includ
Ecological resources in New York State's colleges and universities by John H Vandermeer( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains an annotated directory of ecological personnel, primarily those associated with biology departments, an annotated catalog of ecology and related courses for each college and university, and a description of the various formal field stations currently used in ecological teaching or research. For each name entered in the personnel directory the following information is provided: current college department, name of college, city, and zip code; telephone number; highest degree earned, year received, and institution granting degree; area(s) of specialization; and a list of the ecological and related organizations of which the individual is a member. The list of college personnel is supplemented by an additional list of names drawn from the 1970 Directory of Members of the Ecological Society of America, including only those with New York addresses and excluding those in the preceding list. Each course description includes the name of the instructor, a review of the subject content, the number of undergraduates and the number of graduates in the course, and the text(s) used for the course. The university or college field sites described in this report include only those field stations with fairly extensive facilities for teaching and research. (Pr)
Ecological complexity and agroecology by John H Vandermeer( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng wu duo yang xing de zao can : po huai yu lin de zheng zhi sheng tai xue by John H Vandermeer( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seibutsu tayosei soshitsu no shinjitsu : Nettai urin hakai no poritikaru ekoroji by John H Vandermeer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of communities as determined by competitive interactions: a theoretical and experimental approach by John H Vandermeer( )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking rain forests : biodiversity and social justice by John H Vandermeer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kotaigun seitaigaku nyūmon : Seibutsu no jinkōron( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Ecological determinism] by John H Vandermeer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Vandermeer lectures on the paradox of economic gains vs. ecological gains
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Population ecology : first principles
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Vandermeer, John H.

ヴァンダーミーア, ジョン・H

Breakfast of biodiversity : the truth about rain forest destructionReconstructing biology : genetics and ecology in the new world orderThe ecology of intercroppingAgroecologyNature's matrix : linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereigntyBreakfast of biodiversity : the political ecology of rain forest destructionThe ecology of agroecosystems