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Vandermeer, John H.

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Works: 25 works in 122 publications in 3 languages and 6,130 library holdings
Genres: History  Programmed instruction  Directories 
Roles: Editor, Speaker
Classifications: F1528, 972.85052
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Most widely held works by John H Vandermeer
The Nicaragua reader : documents of a revolution under fire by Peter Rosset ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Population ecology : first principles by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 833 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
Nature's matrix linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty by Ivette Perfecto ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 667 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 truth about rain forest destruction by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicaragua, unfinished revolution : the new Nicaragua reader ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary mathematical ecology by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructing biology : genetics and ecology in the new world order by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agroecology by C. R Carrol ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General background to agroecology. Ecological background to agroecology. Some management questions. On agricultural research
The ecology of intercropping by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nutzpflanzen (allgemein), Ökologie
Breakfast of biodiversity : the political ecology of rain forest destruction by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The continuing devastation of the world's tropical rain forest affects us all?spurring climate change, decimating biodiversity, and wrecking our environment's resiliency. Millions of worried people around the world want to do whatever it takes to save the forest that is left.But halting rain forest destruction means understanding what is driving it.In Breakfast of Biodiversity, John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto insightfully describe the ways in which such disparate factors as the international banking system, modern agricultural techniques, rain forest ecology, and the s
Tropical agroecosystems by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tropical areas present ecological, cultural and political problems that demand analysis that is distinct from general ecological analysis. At a time when the sustainability of natural resource use in the tropics has become a big issue, this guide provides a scientific foundation for progress."--[Source inconnue]
The ecology of agroecosystems by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 139 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
Ecological resources in New York State's colleges and universities by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Population Ecology First Principles (Second Edition) by John H Vandermeer ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecology is capturing the popular imagination like never before, with issues such as climate change, species extinctions, and habitat destruction becoming ever more prominent. At the same time, the science of ecology has advanced dramatically, growing in mathematical and theoretical sophistication. Here, two leading experts present the fundamental quantitative principles of ecology in an accessible yet rigorous way, introducing students to the most basic of all ecological subjects, the structure and dynamics of populations. John Vandermeer and Deborah Goldberg show that populations are
Tropical Agroecosystems. Advances in Agroecology ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tropical areas present ecological, cultural and political problems that demand analysis that is distinct from general ecological analysis. The tropical environment is special in many ways, from the lack of a biological down season (winter), to generally poor soil conditions, to a reliance on traditional methods of agriculture in an undeveloped society. At a time when the sustainability of natural resource use in the tropics has become a very big issue Tropical Agroecosystems provides a critical scientific foundation for developing a sustainable agriculture component within this process. Presenting a broad range of approaches to agroecosystem analysis, the text addresses specific ecological issues associated with agricultural production, examines two case studies of agricultural transformation and its effect on biodiversity, and discusses key landscape relationships between agroecosystems, wildlife, and human disease
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 3 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
Sheng wu duo yang xing de zao can : po huai yu lin de zheng zhi sheng tai xue by John Vandermeer ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geographic variation of the Fathead Minnow Pimephales Promelas by John H Vandermeer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Vandermeer, John.
ヴァンダーミーア, ジョン・H
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English (111)
Japanese (3)
Chinese (2)
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