|About the Book|
The Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia is recognized globally as an outstanding ecological research centre. The evolution of the Institute of Ecology paralleled the emergence of ecology as a major discipline along with the environmental awareness movement during the last half of the 20th century. Holistic Science: The Evolution of the Georgia Institute of Ecology (1940-2000) assists the reader in understanding not only the challenges, opportunities, and personalities that are bound with the history of the Georgia Institute of Ecology, but also the challenges and obstacles that are involved in establishing an effective interdisciplinary research programme within traditionally fragmented boundaries. Scholars and policy makers increasingly recognize that holistic approaches are needed to address major environmental issues and problems in the 21st century.