First Ecology: Ecological Principles and Enviromental Issues / Edition 3

First Ecology: Ecological Principles and Enviromental Issues / Edition 3

by Alan Beeby, Anne-Marie Brennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199298084

ISBN-13: 9780199298082

Pub. Date: 02/09/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First Ecology: Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between living organisms and their environment.

In sequence, First Ecology develops the core themes of

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Overview

First Ecology: Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between living organisms and their environment.

In sequence, First Ecology develops the core themes of ecology at each level of organization - subcellular, population, ecosystem, landscape, and planetary. Understanding this hierarchy - and the interplay between these levels - is crucial to the environmental decisions our species faces at the start of the twenty-first century.

Distinctive Features

- Assumes little background knowledge and leads students gradually into the subject to build understanding, making it ideal for students from a range of disciplines.
- Detailed examples and case studies build on principles introduced in the text, thus allowing students to see ecological techniques in action.
- An Online Resource Center (password protected) offers instructors a virtual field course comprised of exercises using real data to assist and enrich students' time in the field; figures from the book, available to download to facilitate lecture preparation; PowerPoint slides introducing key concepts, supported with integrated figures from the book; and answers to exercises provided in the book. For students, the site provides hyperlinks to the primary literature cited in the book, and a web link library of all the URLs included in the book, together with additional web links on specific topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199298082
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

First Words
1. Origins
2. Species
3. Populations
4. Interactions
5. Communities
6. Systems
7. Balances
8. Scales
9. Checks

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