Homage to St. Michael, or, why are there so many books on scale? / R.V. O'Neill and A.W. King -- Pattern, process, and the analysis of spatial scales / Robert H. Gardner -- The landscape "level" is dead: persuading the family to take it off the respirator / T.F.H. Allen -- A hierarchical view of habitat and its relationship to species abundance / Jurek Kolasa and Nigel Waltho -- Paleoecological perspectives on ecological scale / Peter K. Schoonmaker -- Space and time in the soil landscape: the ill-defined ecological universe / R. David Hammer -- Ecosystem organization across a continuum of scales: a comparative analysis of lakes and rivers / Claudia Pahl-Wostl -- Historical contingency and multiple scales of dynamics within plant communities / V. Thomas Parker and Steward T.A. Pickett -- Spatial scaling and animal population dynamics / Brett J. Goodwin and Lenore Fahrig -- Time, space, and beyond: scale issues in food-web research / Neo D. Martinez and Jennifer A. Dunne -- Defining ecologically relevant change in the process of scaling up: implications for monitoring at the "landscape" level / G.A. Bradshaw -- Applied scaling theory / David C. Schneider -- Remote sensing applications in ecosystem analysis / John Vande Castle -- Field studies of large mobile organisms: scale, movement, and habitat utilization / S. Jonathan Stern -- Scaling and integration in trees / T.M. Hinckley [and others] -- From forest stands to landscapes: spatial scales and the roles of disturbances / Ken Lertzman and Joseph Fall -- Incorporating scale in ecological experiments: study design / Pierre Dutilleul -- Incorporating scale in ecological experiments: data analysis / Pierre Dutilleul -- Measuring environmental change / John L. Innes -- Managing ecological systems and processes / Richard J. Hobbs -- Relationships of scale to policy and decision making / Edward J. Rykiel Jr. -- Dimensions of scale in ecology, resource management, and society / David L. Peterson and V. Thomas Parker. Ecological Scale provides invaluable perspectives on the application of the concepts of measurement, analysis, and inference in both theoretical and applied ecology, ultimately providing a broad-based understanding for resource managers and other ecological professionals.