Skip to content

Your Cart


You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Complex Ecology

Complex Ecology
Foundational Perspectives on Dynamic Approaches to Ecology and Conservation


  • Publication planned for: May 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108416078

c.£ 69.99

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • From climate change to species extinction, humanity is confronted with an increasing array of societal and environmental challenges that defy simple quantifiable solutions. Complexity-based ecology provides a new paradigm for ecologists and conservationists keen to embrace the uncertainty that is pressed upon us. This book presents key research papers chosen by some sixty scholars from various continents, across a diverse span of sub-disciplines. The papers are set alongside first person commentary from many of the seminal voices involved, offering unprecedented access to experts' viewpoints. The works assembled also shed light on the process of science in general, showing how the shifting of wider perspectives allows for new ideas to take hold. Ideal for undergraduate and advanced students of ecology and conservation, their educators and those working across allied fields, this is the first book of its kind to focus on complexity-based approaches and provides a benchmark for future collected volumes.

    • The first collected volume on complexity-based approaches to ecology
    • Captures a significant transition phase in ecology and conservation, providing insights into how new paradigms develop
    • Coverage of research from across the globe ensures a diverse picture of the field
    • Includes commentary from many of the most eminent ecologists of the era
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Publication planned for: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108416078
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. Aggregation in complex systems
    2. Diversity in ecology and conservation
    3. The role of flows of energy and resources in structuring social and ecological systems
    4. Non-linearity in natural, social, and physical systems
    5. Applied implications and subversive science

  • Editors

    Charles G. Curtin, University of Montana
    Charles G. Curtin is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. In addition to having helped found complexity-related programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other universities, he has over twenty years' experience designing and implementing ecology and conservation-related research projects using complexity-based approaches.

    Timothy F. H. Allen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Timothy F. H. Allen is Emeritus Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A leading proponent of hierarchies and complex systems-based approaches to ecology, he has contributed to more than sixty peer reviewed articles and eight books.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.