Ecology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 4

Ecology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 4

by Manuel Molles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073309761

ISBN-13: 9780073309767

Pub. Date: 09/29/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle

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This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073309767
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/29/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Ecology? Section I: Natural HistoryChapter 2: Life on Land Chapter 3: Life in WaterSection II: Individuals Chapter 4: Temperature RelationsChapter 5: Water Relations Chapter 6: Energy and Nutrient Relations Chapter 7: Social RelationsSection III: Population EcologyChapter 8: Population Genetics and Natural Selection Chapter 9: Population Distribution and Abundance Chapter 10: Population DynamicsChapter 11: Population GrowthChapter 12: Life HistoriesSection IV: InteractionsChapter 13: CompetitionChapter 14: Exploitative Interactions: Predation, Herbivory, Parasitism, and Disease Chapter 15: MutualismSection V: Communities and EcosystemsChapter 16: Species Abundance and DiversityChapter 17: Species Interactions and Community StructureChapter 18: Primary Production and Energy Flow Chapter 19: Nutrient Cycling and Retention Chapter 20: Succession and StabilitySection VI: Large-Scale EcologyChapter 21: Landscape EcologyChapter 22: Geographic Ecology Chapter 23: Global Ecology

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