Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance

Hardcover | September 18, 2008

byCharles J. Krebs

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This best-selling majors-level book, by Charles Krebs, approaches ecology as a series of problems, which are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning. No otherbook presents analytical, quantitative, and statistical ecological information in an equally accessible style for students. Reflecting the way ecologists actually practice, the new edition emphasizes the role of experiments in testing ecological ideas and discusses many contemporary and controversial problems related to distribution and abundance. Introduction to the Science of Ecology, Evolution and Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Analyzing Geographic Distributions,Factors That Limit Distributions I:  Biotic, Factors That Limit Distributions II:  Abiotic, Distribution and Abundance, Population Parameters and Demographic Techniques, Population Growth, Species Interactions I:  Competition, Species Interactions II:  Predation, Species Interactions III:  Herbivory and Mutualism, Species Interactions IV: Disease and Parasitism, Regulation of Population Size, Applied Problems I:  Harvesting Populations, Applied Problems II:  Pest Control, Applied Problems III:  Conservation Biology, Community Structure, Community Dynamics I:  Biodiversity, Community Dynamics II:  Predation and Competition,  Community Dynamics III:  Nonequilibrium Communities, Ecosystem Metabolism I:  Primary Production, Ecosystem Metabolism II:  Secondary Production, Ecosystem Metabolism III:  Nutrient Cycles, Ecosystem Dynamics under Changing Climates,

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This best-selling majors-level book, by Charles Krebs, approaches ecology as a series of problems, which are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning. No otherbook presents analytical, quantitative, and statistical ecological information in an equally accessible...

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This best-selling majors-level book, by Charles Krebs, approaches ecology as a series of problems, which are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning. No otherbook presents analytical, quantitative, and statistical ecological information in an equally accessible st...

Charles Krebs is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. In addition to teaching ecology for 40 years, he works extensively on the population of rodents in Northern...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 11 × 8.8 × 1.1 inPublished:September 18, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321507436

ISBN - 13:9780321507433

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Table of Contents

 

I. WHAT IS ECOLOGY?

1.  Introduction to the Science of Ecology

2.  Evolution and Ecology

3.  Behavioral Ecology

II. GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS

4.  Analyzing Geographic Distributions

5.  Factors That Limit Distributions I: Biotic

6.  Factors That Limit Distributions II: Abiotic

7.  Distribution and Abundance

III. THE PROBLEM OF ABUNDANCE: POPULATIONS

8.  Population Parameters and Demographic Techniques

9.  Population Growth

10.  Species Interactions I: Competition

11.  Species Interactions II: Predation

12.  Species Interactions III: Herbivory and Mutualism

13.  Species Interactions IV: Disease and Parasitism

14.  Regulation of Population Size

15.  Applied Problems I: Harvesting Populations

16.  Applied Problems II: Pest Control

17.  Applied Problems III: Conservation Biology

IV. DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL

18.  Community Structure

19.  Community Dynamics I: Biodiversity

20.  Community Dynamics II: Predation and Competition

21.  Community Dynamics III: Nonequilibrium Communities

22.  Ecosystem Metabolism I: Primary Production

23.  Ecosystem Metabolism II: Secondary Production

24.  Ecosystem Metabolism III:  Nutrient Cycles

25. Ecosystem Dynamics under Changing Climates

26. Ecosystem Health: Human Impacts

Appendix I - A Primer on Population Genetics

Appendix II - Instantaneous and Finite Rates

Appendix III - Species Diversity Measures of Heterogeneity

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Bibliography

Credits

Species Index

Subject Index