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Time in Ecology

Eric Post


Ecologists traditionally regard time as part of the background against which ecological interactions play out. This book argues that time should be treated as a resource used by organisms for growth, maintenance, and offspring production. The book uses insights from phenology—the study of the timing of life-cycle events—to present a theoretical framework of time in ecology that casts long-standing observations in the field in an entirely new light. Combining conceptual models with field data, the book demonstrates how phenological advances, delays, and stasis, documented in an array of taxa, c ... More

Keywords: time, phenology, life cycle, ecology, Greenland, caribou, muskoxen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691182353
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Post, author
University of California