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This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Michael J. Lannoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The golden age of field biology in North America lasted from the last half of the nineteenth century until perhaps just after the Second World War. During this time, natural history surveys were ... More


Biodiversity Politics and the Contest for Ownership of the World's Biota

Steven E. Sanderson and Kent H. Redford

in Last Stand: Protected Areas and the Defense of Tropical Biodiversity

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195095548
eISBN:
9780197560808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195095548.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

In the course of the past decade, biodiversity has become one of the most important concepts guiding conservation and development at the global level. From the 1972 U.N. Conference on the Human ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Lannoo

in This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This overview outlines the tasks performed by field biologists, which include discovering what’s out there (natural history), describing how it fits together (ecology), determining how to save the ... More


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