The Ecological World View

The Ecological World View

by Charles Krebs

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ISBN-13: 9780643100015
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Charles Krebs is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia and Professor in Ecology at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. He is author of Ecology: the Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance (fifth edition) and Ecological Methodology (second edition), among other books.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Ecology
Chapter 2: Geographic Ecology
Chapter 3: What Limits Geographic Distribution?
Chapter 4: Behavioral Ecology: Evolution in Action
Chapter 5: Population Dynamics -- Abundance in Space
Chapter 6: Population Dynamics -- Abundance in Time
Chapter 7: Negative Species Interactions -- Predation, Herbivory and Competition
Chapter 8: Negative Species Interactions -- Infection and Parasitism
Chapter 9: Positive Interaction Between Species -- Mutualism and Commensalism
Chapter 10: Population Regulation and the Balance of Nature
Chapter 11: Community Dynamics -- Succession
Chapter 12: Community Dynamics -- Biodiversity
Chapter 13: Community Dynamics -- Food Webs
Chapter 14: Community Dynamics -- Disturbance Ecology
Chapter 15: Ecosystem Ecology -- Energy Flows and Production
Chapter 16: Ecosystem Ecology -- Nutrient Recycling
Chapter 17: Landscape Ecology -- Intermingled Ecosystems
Chapter 18: Harvesting Populations -- How to Fish Sustainably
Chapter 19: Pest Control: Why We Cannot Eliminate Pests
Chapter 20: Conservation Biology: Endangered Species and Ecosystems
Chapter 21: Ecosystem Health and Human Impacts


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"A lively overview . . . that can be used to teach both science majors and non-science majors at the college level. . . . Written in a nontechnical language, yet it covers the history of ecology and its scientific methodology accurately and lucidly."—Bioscience

"Provides clear explanations of the major ideas in ecology."—Ecology

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