Ecology: Concepts and Applications

Paperback | January 28, 2014

byManuel Molles, James Cahill

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Ecology; Concepts and Applications was written this book for students taking their first undergraduate course in ecology. Ecology is an integrative discipline, and thus a foundation in other sciences in important. We have assumed that students in this course have some knowledge of basic chemistry and mathematics and that they have had a course in general biology that included introductions to physiology, biological diversity, and evolution.

When writing this text the authors had four goals in mind:

  1. Teach the foundations of ecology using Canadian examples to help students relate to the material.
  2. Link the science of ecology to real-world problems.
  3. Emphasize the linkage between ecology and evolutionary biology.
  4. Enhance quantitative understanding of students.

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Ecology; Concepts and Applications was written this book for students taking their first undergraduate course in ecology. Ecology is an integrative discipline, and thus a foundation in other sciences in important. We have assumed that students in this course have some knowledge of basic chemistry and mathematics and that they have had ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070893004

ISBN - 13:9780070893009

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Ecology

Section 1 Natural History and Evolution
Chapter 2 Life on Land
Chapter 3 Life in Water
Chapter 4 Evolution and Speciation

Section 2 Individuals
Chapter 5 Temperature Relations
Chapter 6 Water Relations
Chapter 7 Energy and Nutrient Relations
Chapter 8 Behavioural Ecology
Chapter 9 Life Histories and the Niche

Section 3 Population Ecology
Chapter 10 Distribution and Abundance of Populations and Species
Chapter 11 Population Structure
Chapter 12 Population Dynamics and Growth

Section 4 Interactions
Chapter 13 Competition
Chapter 14 Herbivory and Predation
Chapter 15 Mutualism, Parasitism, and Disease

Section 5 Communities and Ecosystems
Chapter 16 Community Structure and Function
Chapter 17 Species Interactions and Community Structure
Chapter 18 Disturbance, Succession, and Stability
Chapter 19 Production and Energy Flow
Chapter 20 Nutrient Cycling an Retention

Section 6 Large-Scale Ecology
Chapter 21 Landscape Ecology
Chapter 22 Macroecology
Chapter 23 Global Ecology