Ecology for Nonecologists

Ecology for Nonecologists

by Frank R. Spellman
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Ecology for Nonecologists by Frank R. Spellman

Written for anyone who works with chemicals or has a general interest in ecology, this book examines the interrelationship of life forms in our environment and provides straightforward explanations about the complicated interactions among nature and humans.

Emphasizing basic concepts, definitions, and descriptions, the author presents illustrative problems in terms of commonly used ecological parameters to provide readers with enough information to make technical and personal decisions about ecology.

Funneling the broad, multidisciplinary field of ecology, which incorporates aspects of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, agriculture, forestry, and more into a single stream, the author provides those with backgrounds in only a handful, or even none, of these disciplines with an easy-to-read understanding of the functions and values of ecology and its interrelationships with other sciences, including ecology's direct impact on our lives.

Organized into three parts, this book examines the fundamentals of ecology, the role of biodiversity, and the practical side of ecology. Readers will examine such topics as biogeochemical cycles, ecological pyramids, and the laws of population ecology. They will also examine species, terrestrial ecosystems, and aquatic systems.

Each chapter ends with a Chapter Review Test.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865871977
Publisher: Government Institutes
Publication date: 12/24/2007
Series: Science for Nonscientists Series , #4
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Frank R. Spellman is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Spellman is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Water Environment Federation, and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers. He is also a Board Certified Safety Professional and Board Certified Hazardous Materials Manager with more than 35 years of experience in environmental science and engineering.

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