Excellence in Ecology: Book 5

The Globalization of Ecological Thought

 

Harold A. Mooney

 

Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford, CA 94305-5020, USA

Recipient of the International Ecology Institute (ECI) Prize 1990 in terrestrial ecology

 


 

Professor Harold Mooney was elected by the ECI Jury chaired by Professor John L. Harper (University of Wales, Bangor, UK) for his major contributions to plant ecology and ecophysiology, and environmental biology. Harold Mooney started his research career at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA) in the early 1960's; he has been a Professor at Stanford University, California (USA) since 1968. Between 1990 and 1998 he was President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Vice President and, later, Secretary General of the International Council for Science, and he is a Fellow of the Eco-Ethics International Union.

 

EE Book 6 covers important recent changes in climate, hydrological cycles, biodiversity, breakdowns in biogeographical barriers, and a variety of human impacts on the delicate balances that have made it possible for life on earth to establish itself and to evolve over billions of years into the multifaceted, wonderful biota that we are privileged to enjoy and utilize today. Much of the book focusses on the responses to these changes by national and international non-governmental and governmental bodies.

 


 

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