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    Stephen R. Carpenter (Author)

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In its statutory authority (National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended), the NSF is directed to both initiate and support basic scientific research. In its Ecology Program, one mode of initiating research is to en­: courage the development of new ideas through advisory workshops. The NSF is specifically directed to strengthen our nation's research potential. In addition, stimulating new approaches to research will continue to be prominent in the coming years as federal attention is given to increasing the innovativeness and competitiveness of the U. S. in science and engineering. A decision to initiate a workshop does not arise de novo in the Ecology Program. Rather, it emerges from panel discussions, conversations with in­: vestigators at meetings or on the phone, and from discussions between pro­: gram officers in the Division of Biotic Systems and Resources. This workshop was developed to provide advice to the NSF and the lim­: nological community. Some NSF perceptions on future funding for ecolog­: ical research on lake communities are presented here. Researchers often mentioned a paucity of innovative lake ecology at the community level. This perception was accompanied by a certain frustration since lakes probably have the best empirical data base of any natural environment and should continue to lead in the development of ecological concepts. Members of NSF advisory panels sometimes expressed similar concerns during consid­: eration of proposals for lake research.
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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Stephen R. Carpenter (Author)
  • Springer New York: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988 edition (1 Jan. 1988)
  • English
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