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Ecology and Field Biology: Hands-on Field Package / Edition 6

Ecology and Field Biology: Hands-on Field Package / Edition 6

by Robert L. Smith, Thomas M. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321068815

ISBN-13: 9780321068811

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

This book presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of ecology, including evolution, ecosystems theory, practical applications, plants, animals, biogeochemical cycles, and global change. This balanced approach has made Ecology and Field Biology, Sixth Edition the best-selling ecology book on the market. The field package also

Overview

This book presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of ecology, including evolution, ecosystems theory, practical applications, plants, animals, biogeochemical cycles, and global change. This balanced approach has made Ecology and Field Biology, Sixth Edition the best-selling ecology book on the market. The field package also includes The Ecology Action Guide, a guide that encourages readers to be environmentally responsible citizens, and a subscription to The Ecology Place (www.ecologyplace.com), a web site and CD-ROM that enables users to become virtual field ecologists by performing experiments such as estimating the number of mice on an imaginary island or restoring prairie land in Iowa. For college instructors and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321068811
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Ecology Place Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 10.84(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Ecology: Meaning and Scope.

II. THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.

2. Solar Radiation and Climate.

3. The Physical Environment.

4. Soils.

Ecological Application: How a Lack of Mushrooms Helped Power the Industrial Revolution.

III. THE ORGANISM IN ITS ENVIRONMENT.

5. Adaptation.

6. Plant Adaptations to the Environment I: Photosynthesis and the Light Environment.

7. Plant Adaptations to the Environment II: Thermal, Moisture, and Nutrient Environments.

8. Animal Adaptations to the Environment.

9. Decomposition.

Ecological Application: St. Patrick and the Absence of Snakes in Ireland.

IV. INTRASPECIFIC POPULATION ECOLOGY.

10. Properties of Populations.

11. Population Growth.

12. Intraspecific Competition: Population Regulation.

13. Life History Patterns.

V. POPULATION INTERACTIONS.

14. Interspecific Competition.

15. Concepts of Predation.

16. Predators and their Prey.

17. Coevolutionary Interactions: Parasitism and Mutualism.

18. Human Impacts on Populations.

Ecological Application: The Complete Recipe for Apple Pie.

VI. ECOLOGICAL GENETICS.

19. Population Genetics.

VII. THE COMMUNITY.

20. Community Structure.

21. Community Dynamics.

22. Processes Controlling Community Dynamics.

23. Landscape Ecology.

Ecological Application: Asteroids, Bulldozers, and Biodiversity.

VIII. THE ECOSYSTEM.

24. Ecosystems Productivity.

25. Biogeochemistry I: Nutrient Cycling.

26. Biogeochemistry II: Global Cycles and Human Impacts.

27. Biogeography of Ecosystems.

Ecological Application: Time to Rethink the Lawn.

IX. COMPARATIVE ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY.

28. Grassland to Tundra.

29. Forests.

30. Freshwater Ecosystems.

31. Saltwater Ecosystems.

32. Global Environmental Change.

Ecological Application: Time is On Their Side.

Appendix A: Sampling Plant and Animal Populations.

Appendix B: Measuring Community and Population Structure.

Appendix C: Distribution of World Vegetation Maps.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Acknowledgements.

Index.

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