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  1. Ecology.Donald Strong & Daniel Simberloff - unknown
    Ecology is composed of a remarkably diverse set of scientific disciplines. There are many different sub-fields in ecology—physiological, behavioral, evolutionary, population, community, ecosystem, and landscape ecology. Clearly, no summary will do them all justice. However, for the present context, ecology as a science can be divided into three basic areas—population, community, and ecosystem ecology. This entry will introduce some of the fundamental philosophical issues raised by these three disciplines. The first order of business is to ask what is the science (...)
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  2. A Succession of Paradigms in Ecology: Essentialism to Materialism and Probabilism.Daniel Simberloff - 1980 - Synthese 43 (1):3 - 39.
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    Non-Native Species DO Threaten the Natural Environment!Daniel Simberloff - 2005 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (6):595-607.
    Sagoff [Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (2005), 215–236] argues, against growing empirical evidence, that major environmental impacts of non-native species are unproven. However, many such impacts, including extinctions of both island and continental species, have both been demonstrated and judged by the public to be harmful. Although more public attention has been focused on non-native animals than non-native plants, the latter more often cause ecosystem-wide impacts. Increased regulation of introduction of non-native species is, therefore, warranted, and, contra Sagoff’s (...)
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    Nature, Natives, Nativism, and Management.Daniel Simberloff - 2012 - Environmental Ethics 34 (1):5-25.
    Non-native species are implicated in many ecological and economic problems, and the field of invasion biology has burgeoned in response to this fact. However, classification, terminology, and management of non-native species generate controversies and even calls for abolition of the field. The fact that the basis for disputes is differing worldviews rather than simply interpretation of biological observations suggests that resolving arguments about non-native species will be difficult, independently of questions about the operational tractability of proposed courses of action.
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    Moving Beyond Strawmen and Artificial Dichotomies: Adaptive Management When an Endangered Species Uses an Invasive One. [REVIEW]Daniel Simberloff - 2009 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (1):73-80.
    Evans et al. (Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 2008) have attempted to enmesh me in their dispute with the Florida Bureau of Invasive Plant Management about a specific system, Kings Bay/Crystal River. In so doing, they repeatedly mischaracterize my positions in order to depict, incorrectly, invasion biology as monolithic and me as a representative of one extreme of a false dichotomy about management of introduced species. In addition, they introduce an issue irrelevant in this case (extinctions) and cite incorrect (...)
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    Letters to the Editor.Daniel Simberloff, Philip J. Pauly, Wesley M. Stevens, William D. McCready, Marco Beretta, Louise Y. Palmer, Steven Shapin & Mordechai Feingold - 1996 - Isis 87 (4):676-687.
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    Reply.Daniel Simberloff - 1980 - Synthese 43 (1):79 - 93.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Daniel Simberloff - 1987 - Synthese 73 (2):399-405.
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    Entropy, Information, and Life: Biophysics in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon.Daniel Simberloff - 1978 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 21 (4):617-625.
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    Letters to the Editor.Daniel Simberloff, Philip Pauly, Wesley Stevens, William McCready & Marco Beretta - 1996 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 87:676-687.
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  11. Nature, Natives, Nativism, and Management: Worldviews Underlying Controversies in Invasion Biology.Daniel Simberloff - 2012 - Environmental Ethics 34 (1):5-25.
    Non-native species are implicated in many ecological and economic problems, and the field of invasion biology has burgeoned in response to this fact. However, classification, terminology, and management of non-native species generate controversies and even calls for abolition of the field. The fact that the basis for disputes is differing worldviews rather than simply interpretation of biological observations suggests that resolving arguments about non-native species will be difficult, independently of questions about the operational tractability of proposed courses of action.
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