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Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Lynn K. Nyhart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the emergence of a “biological perspective” in late nineteenth-century Germany that emphasized the dynamic relationships among organisms, and between organisms and their environment. ... More


Animal-borne technologies in wildlife research and conservation

Kasim Rafiq, Benjamin J. Pitcher, Kate Cornelsen, K. Whitney Hansen, Andrew J. King, Rob G. Appleby, Briana Abrahms, and Neil R. Jordan

in Conservation Technology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198850243
eISBN:
9780191885471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850243.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The use of animal-borne devices in wildlife ecology and conservation has expanded in recent decades. Animal-borne devices allow a suite of data to be collected, including locational, acoustic, and ... More


Introduction: The Biological Perspective and the Problem of a Modern Nature

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book addresses the relationship of the emergence of modern society to the construction of a modern vision of nature. It argues that the biological perspective embodied both the challenges and ... More


Ecology of Native Animals in California Grasslands

Paula M. Schiffman

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses soil disturbance, seed dispersal, granivory, and herbivory from a historical perspective as well as within the context of modern-day understanding of grasslands in California. ... More


Where the Buffalo Once Roamed

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the archaeology of the Great Plains. It focuses on the physiographic regions of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Columbia Plateau which ... More


Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Charles J. Krebs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

How did rodent outbreaks in Germany help to end World War I? What caused the destructive outbreak of rodents in Oregon and California in the late 1950s, the large population outbreak of lemmings in ... More


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