Ecology: Evolution, Application, Integration

Paperback | March 9, 2015

byDavid T. Krohne

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This text provides students and instructors with a groundbreaking evolutionary approach that transforms ecology from a collection of disassociated facts into an integrated, concept-driven discipline. Since most ecological interactions are rooted in adaptive evolution, students learn to placeecological problems in an evolutionary context, thinking critically instead of just memorizing facts. This text develops scientific reasoning skills by teaching students not just what we know about the field, but also how we know what we know about it.Ecology: Evolution, Application, Integration is distinguished by the following approaches:* Integrates modern evolutionary theory throughout* Highlights applications and connections to the real world* Emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science* Presents quantitative topics clearly and in real-world applied contexts

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This text provides students and instructors with a groundbreaking evolutionary approach that transforms ecology from a collection of disassociated facts into an integrated, concept-driven discipline. Since most ecological interactions are rooted in adaptive evolution, students learn to placeecological problems in an evolutionary contex...

David T. Krohne is Professor Emeritus of Biology and former Biology Department Chair at Wabash College.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199757453

ISBN - 13:9780199757459

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Table of Contents

PrefacePART 1: ORGANISMS, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND EVOLUTION1. Introduction to Ecology2. Adaptation and Evolution3. Adaptations to the Physical Environment4. Terrestrial Communities5. Freshwater and Marine Communities6. Behavioral Ecology7. The Ecology of Intraspecific VariationPART 2: POPULATIONS8. Demography9. Population Regulation10. Life History StrategiesPART 3: COMMUNITIES: INTERACTIONS AMONG ORGANISMS11. Competition12. Coevolution13. The Structure of Communities14. Ecological SuccessionPART 4: COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS15. Species Diversity16. Energy Flow and Trophic Structure17. Biogeochemical CyclesPART 5: LARGE-SCALE AND APPLIED ECOLOGY18. Conservation Biology19. Landscape Ecology20. Human Global EcologyFigure Analysis: Answer KeyGlossaryReferencesCreditsIndex

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"The evolutionary perspective sets this book apart from other texts." --Stephen Sumithran, Eastern Kentucky University