Contains 18 chapters written by members of the British and American Ecological Societies addressing evolution and population biology; functional and community ecology; the ecology of changing environments; and ecosystems, management, and human impacts. Key developments in contemporary ecology are addressed, along with its connections to related disciplines including physiology, genetics, and economics. Written by ecologists from the US, Mexico, Canada, the UK, and Switzerland, the chapters address a wide range of ecological processes, from predator-prey relations between a bacterium and a phage to global carbon cycling, and draws examples from the atmospheric, terrestrial, fresh-water, and marine environments. Includes abundant b&w maps, charts, and graphs.
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