Economy of Nature: Data Analysis Update / Edition 5

Economy of Nature: Data Analysis Update / Edition 5

by Robert E. Ricklefs
ISBN-10:
0716777622
ISBN-13:
9780716777625
Pub. Date:
07/21/2006
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company

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Economy of Nature: Data Analysis Update / Edition 5

This classic introductory text offers a balanced survey of ecology. It is best known for its vivid examples from natural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution and quantitative approach.

Due to popular demand, this Fifth Edition Data Analysis Update brings twelve new data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780716777625
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 07/21/2006
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.79(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Ecology: The Study of Nature

I. LIFE AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
2. The Physical Environment
3. Adaptation to Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments
4. Variations in the Physical Environment
5. Biological Communities: The Biome Concept

II. ECOSYSTEMS
6. Energy in the Ecosystem
7. Pathways of Elements in the Ecosystem
8. Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

III. ORGANISMS
9. Adaptations to Life in Varying Environments
10. Life Histories and Evolutionary Fitness
11. Sex and Evolution
12. Family, Society, and Evolution

IV. POPULATIONS
13. Population Structures
14. Population Growth and Regulation
15. Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Populations
16. Population Genetics and Evolution

V. SPECIES INTERACTIONS
17. Relationships Among Species
18. Competition
19. Predation
20. Evolution Responses and Coevolution

VI. COMMUNITIES
21. Community Structure
22. Community Development
23. Biodiversity
24. History and Biogeography

VII. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
25. Extinction and Conservation
26. Development and Global Ecology

Appendix A: International System of Units
Appendix B: Conversion Factors
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