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Ecology : concepts and applications

This intoductory general ecology text has a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology without becoming inundated with detail. It includes many examples of actual research projects conducted in the field of ecology.
Print Book, English, ©1999
WCB/McGraw-Hill, Boston, ©1999
xviii, 509 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
9780070427167, 9780072360066, 007042716X, 0072360062
Introduction - what is ecology?. Part 1 Natural history: life on land; life in water. Part 2 Individuals: temperature relations; water relations; energy and nutrient relations. Part 3 Populations: distributing and abundance; population dynamics; population growth. Part 4 Interactons: competition; exploitation - predation, herbivory, parasitism and disease; mutualism. Part 5 Communities and ecosystems: species abundance and diversity; food webs; primary production and energy flow; nutrient cycling and retention; succession and stability. Part 6 Large scale ecology: landscape ecology; geographical ecology; global ecology.