Environmental education, biological education. Rectification of shortcomings of contemporary textbooks on ecology, environmental science.

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Modernization and refreshing of some of the outdated, obsolete definitions of the most fundamental concepts, notions, and terminology of ecology, including ‘ecosystem’. Useful publication: Ostroumov S.A. New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002, v.383, No.1-6; pp.141-143. Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065580; Full text at Springer web service: http://www.springerlink.com/content/vpg4yu2v3yd6t97b/;

Author's affiliation: Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moscow-University__Moscow-State-University_EnvironmentalScience_MGU_MSU/333818600059478?bookmark_t=page ** Ostroumov S.A. New definitions of the concepts and terms ecosystem and biogeocenosis. - Doklady Biological Sciences 2002, Volume 383, Numbers 1-6, p. 141-143. 2 tables. Bibliogr. 15 refs. [MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica distributed

exclusively by Springer Science+Business Media LLC. ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 16083105 (Online)] Abstract: In 1935, the term 'ecosystem' was coined by Prof. A. Tansley. In the 1940s, another important term 'biogeocoenosis' was introduced by Prof. V. N. Sukachev. Since that time, a significant amount of new facts was accumulated in ecology. It is necessary to revisit the formulation of the basic concepts and terms in ecology, including the two scientific terms mentioned above. The author proposed new variants of the definitions of the two terms that (1) reflect the modern vision of the fundamentals of ecology; and (2) avoid the vicious circle of using other terms that in turn request their definitions. The author realizes that the new variants of the terms cannot be ideal and some other variants of the definitions are also possible. 5 specific features of the proposed definition of ecosystem (Table 1). 8 specific features of the proposed definition of biogeocenosis, and 8 distinctions between the proposed definition and the classical definition by V.N.Sukachev (Table 2)]. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html? key=997c8c86899d5a6e24531054ad1bcd1e; www.springerlink.com/index/VPG4YU2V3YD6T97B.pdf; DOI 10.1023/A:1015393924967; the Russian version of the paper: http://scipeople.ru/publication/66938/; New definitions of the concepts and terms ecosystem and biogeocenosis. - Doklady Akademii Nauk 2002. 383 (4): 571-573. Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002. Vol. 383: 141-143. 2 tables. Bibliogr. 15 refs. ISSN 0012-4966. Distributed by Springer, orderdept@springer-sbm.com 5 specific features of the new proposed definition of ecosystem (Table 1). 8 specific features of the proposed definition of biogeocenosis, and 8 distinctions between the proposed definition and the classical definition by V.N.Sukachev (Table 2). tags for this article: biogeocenosis, community, concepts, definition, ecology, ecosystem, education, fundamentals, improved, modern, modernized, new, ostroumov sa, terminology, terms, updated, environmental, biological, ** Added 2013-06-08 05:08:40 CITATION of this article (New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis): Examples: citation, citing in the U.S.A. See the web address: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/12/citation-of-new-definitions-ofconcepts.html Citation.New definitions of the concepts and terms ecosystem and biogeocenosis. Comments in English, German, French http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/06/citation-of-scientific-paper-new.html

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U.S.A.: citation of Moscow University ecologist. The U.S. author who cited: Wendy J. Pabich. The paper that was cited: New definitions of the concepts and terms ecosystem and biogeocenosis. Dokl. Biol. Sci. 2002. v.383, p. 141-143. http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065580; http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/usa-new-citation-of-russian-ecologist.html

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** Added 2013-06-10 on the author, NOTE ON MERIT: DIPLOMAS, EVALUATIONS: ** Independent evaluation of these scientific results (the series of publications on environmental science, ecology, aquatic organisms and ecosystems), opinion on the publications, Diplomas: - positive evaluation from Prof. G.V. Dobrovolsky, Full Member, Russian Academy of Sciences; -positive evaluation from Prof. V.S. Petrosyan, Expert of UN on

environmental safety; - Diploma of Moscow Society of Nature Researchers (MOIP), signed by the President, Rector of Moscow State University, Vice-President of Russian Acad. of Sciences; -Diploma from the presidium of Moscow Council of Scientific and Engeneering Unions; -Diploma from the Academy of Water Management Sciences; - Diploma of the National Competition for National Environmental Award of 2004; - Diploma of the 7th International Conference 'Aquatic Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations (2005) -positive evaluation from Prof. V.V.Malakhov (Corr. Member of Rus. Acad. Sciences), Chair of Department, Moscow State University; - Letter of Appreciation from the Chair of Committee of Competiton for the Award of MosvodokanalNIIproekt, 2009 (for a contribution to environmental safety of water supply); -positive evaluation from Prof. D.N. Krivolutsky (Corr. Member of Rus. Acad. Sciences), Chair of Department, Moscow State University; Laureate, State Award; Governmental Award for Scientific Achievement; -Formal Letter certifying the successful completion of the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program (Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Washington, DC; 2005); Other publications by the same author, environmental science, ecology:

** Additinal comments on this paper, Explanation.

New definitions of the concepts and terms ecosystem and biogeocenosis. - Doklady Biological Sciences 2002, Volume 383, Numbers 1-6, p. 141-143. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/06/explanation-new-definitions-of-concepts.html

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