Howard T. Odum

ecologo statunitense

Howard Thomas Odum (Chapel Hill, 1º settembre 1924Gainesville, 11 settembre 2002) è stato un ecologo statunitense. È noto per il suo lavoro pionieristico sugli ecosistemi e per il suo provocatorio approccio alla termodinamica, improntato alla teoria dei sistemi.


  • 2007, Environment, Power and Society for the Twenty-First Century: The Hierarchy of Energy, with Mark T. Brown, Columbia University Press.
  • 2001, A Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies, with Elisabeth C. Odum, University Press of Colorado.
  • 2000, with E.C. Odum, Modeling for all Scales: An introduction to System Simulation, Academic Press.
  • 1999, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal.
  • 1999, Biosphere 2 : Research, Past and Present, with Bruno D. V. Marino.
  • 1996, Environmental Accounting: EMERGY and environmental decision making.
  • 1993, Ecological Microcosms, with Michael J. Beyers.
  • 1984, Cypress Swamps with Katherine C. Ewel.
  • 1983, Systems Ecology : an Introduction.
  • 1981, Energy Basis for Man and Nature, with Elisabeth C. Odum.
  • 1970, with Robert F. Pigeon (eds), A Tropical Rain Forest; a Study of Irradiation and Ecology at El Verde, Puerto Rico, United States Atomic Energy Commission, National Technical information service.
  • 1971, Environment, Power and Society, 1971
  • 1967, (ed.) Work Circuits and System Stress, in Young, Symposium on Primary Productivity and Mineral Cycling, University of Maine Press.
  • 1953, 'Fundamentals of Ecology, with Eugene P. Odum, (first edition).


  • 1998, eMergy Evaluation, paper presented at the International Workshop on Advances in Energy Studies: Energy flows in ecology and economy, Porto Venere, Italy, May 27.
  • 1997, EMERGY Evaluation and Transformity, in Kreith ed. CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering.
  • 1991, Emergy and Biogeochemical Cycles, in Rossi & Tiezzi ed Physical Chemistry.
  • 1989, Emergy and Evolution, In 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, UK.
  • 1989, Comments and thanks to Students and Associates, Handout on the Occasion of the Celebration in Chapel Hill, N.C, in: "Advances in Understanding Ecological Systems", August 31-September, 2.
  • 1984, Embodied Energy and the Welfare of Nations, Jansson ed, Integration o Economy and Ecology.
  • 1977, The ecosystem, energy, and human values, in: Zygon, Volume 12 Issue 2 Page 109-133.
  • 1975, Energy Quality and Carrying Capacity of the Earth, response at prize awarding ceremony of Institute La Vie, Paris.
  • 1973, Energy, ecology and economics, Royal Swedish Academy of Science. in: AMBIO, 2 (6), 220-227.
  • 1963, with W.L. Slier, R.J. Beyers & N. Armstrong, Experiments with engineering of marine ecosystems, in: Publ. Inst. Marine Sci. Univ. Tex. 9:374-403.
  • 1963, Limits of remote ecosystems containing man, in: The American Biology Teacher. 25 (6): 429-443.
  • 1960a, Ecological potential and analog circuits for the ecosystem, in: Amer. Sci. 48:1-8.
  • 1960b, Ten classroom sessions in ecology in: The American Biology Teacher. 22 (2): 71-78.
  • 1958, with C.M. Hoskin, Comparative studies of the metabolism of Texas bays, in: Publ. Inst. March Sci., Univ. tex., 5:16-46.
  • 1955, with E.P. Odum, Trophic structure and productivity of a winward coral reef community on Eniwetok Atoll, in: Ecological Monographs. 35, 291-320.
  • 1950, The Biogeochemistry of Strontium: With Discussion on the Ecological Integration of Elements, A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

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