Elements of Ecology / Edition 7

Elements of Ecology / Edition 7

by Thomas M. Smith, Robert Leo Smith
     
 

Known for its emphasis on the relevance of ecology in everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems, Elements of Ecology, Seventh Edition features new “Interpreting Ecological Data” exercises to help readers develop quantitative skills. Each chapter draws upon current research in the various fields of ecology providing accessible

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Known for its emphasis on the relevance of ecology in everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems, Elements of Ecology, Seventh Edition features new “Interpreting Ecological Data” exercises to help readers develop quantitative skills. Each chapter draws upon current research in the various fields of ecology providing accessible examples that help readers understand species natural history, specific ecosystems, the process of science, and ecological patterns at both an evolutionary and demographic scale. The Nature of Ecology, Adaptation and Evolution, Climate, The Aquatic Environment, The Terrestrial Environment, Plant Adaptations to the Environment, Animal Adaptations to the Environment, Life History Patterns, Properties of Populations, Population Growth, Intraspecific Population Regulation, Metapopulations, Interspecific Competition, Predation, Parasitism and Mutualism, Community Structure, Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities, Community Dynamics, Landscape Ecology, Ecosystem Energetics, Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling, Biogeochemical Cycles, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Aquatic Ecosystems, Land—Water Margins, Large-scale Patterns of Biological Diversity,Population Growth, Resource Use, and Sustainability, Habitat Loss, Biodiversity, and Conservation,Global Climate Change

Intended for those interested in learning the basics of ecology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321559579
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
10/03/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Ecology

I. THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

2. Climate

3. The Aquatic Environment

4. The Terrestrial Environment

II. THE ORGANISM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT

5. Adaptation and Natural Selection

6. Plant Adaptations to the Environment

7. Animal Adaptations to the Environment

8. Life History Patterns

III. POPULATIONS

9. Properties of Populations

10. Population Growth

11. Intraspecific Population Regulation

12. Metapopulations

IV. SPECIES INTERACTIONS

13. Interspecific Competition

14. Predation

15. Parasitism and Mutualism

V. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

16. Community Structure

17. Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities

18. Community Dynamics

19. Landscape Ecology

VI. ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY

20. Ecosystem Energetics

21. Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

22. Biogeochemical Cycles

VII. BIOGEOGRAPHICAL ECOLOGY

23. Terrestrial Ecosystems

24. Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems

25. Land-Water Margins

26. Large-scale Patterns of Biological Diversity

VIII. HUMAN ECOLOGY

27. Population Growth, Resource Use, and Sustainability

28. Habitat Loss, Biodiversity, and Conservation

29. Global Climate Change

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