O'Reilly logo

The Ecology Book by DK, Tony Juniper

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

IN CONTEXT

KEY FIGURE

Robert Paine (1933–2016)

BEFORE

1950s In Kenya, farmer and conservationist David Sheldrick introduces elephants to Tsavo East National Park, and discovers this results in a major increase in biodiversity.

1961 Fieldwork by American ecologist Joseph Connell on Scotland’s rocky shores shows that removing predatory whelks alters the distribution of their barnacle prey.

AFTER

1994 In the US, a group of ecologists led by Brian Miller publishes a paper explaining the valuable role prairie dogs play as a keystone species.

2016 Fieldwork leads marine ecologist Sarah Gravem to conclude that organisms can be keystone species in ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required