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How the International Biological Program Swept the Scientific World

David C. Coleman

in Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The International Biological Program (IBP) was the most thriving scientific program of its kind in the 1970s. This success was measured by the number of graduate students and postdoctorals who went ... More


Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More


Intellectual Antecedents to Large-Scale Ecosystem Studies

David C. Coleman

in Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

International scientific collaborations have a long and brilliant history that extends back into the nineteenth century. Biological programs were not as successful as the programs in physics and ... More


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