Elements Of Ecology

Paperback | September 22, 2014

byThomas M. Smith, Robert Leo Smith

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&>Elements of Ecology, Ninth Edition continues to explain ecological processes clearly and concisely, with a greater emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition discusses issues of human ecology throughout the text and provides a greater variety of opportunities for students to learn, practice, and develop quantitative and analytical skills. Current research examples and other content updates are supported by more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs, and tables.

 

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&>Elements of Ecology, Ninth Edition continues to explain ecological processes clearly and concisely, with a greater emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition discusses issues of human ecology throughout the text and provides a greater variety of opportu...

Thomas M. Smith, Associate Professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Tennessee in 1982. The main focus of his research over the past two decades has been to develop an individual based theory of community and ecosystems dynamics. As part of this work he has...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:September 22, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature of Ecology

Chapter 2: Climate

Chapter 3: The Aquatic Environment

Chapter 4: The Terrestrial Environment

Chapter 5: Adaptation and Natural Selection

Chapter 6: Plant Adaptations to the Environment

Chapter 7: Animal Adaptations to the Environment

Chapter 8: Properties of Populations

Chapter 9: Population Growth

Chapter 10: Life History

Chapter 11: Intraspecific Population Regulation

Chapter 12: Species Interactions, Population Dynamics, and Natural Selection

Chapter 13: Interspecific Competition

Chapter 14: Predation

Chapter 15: Parasitism and Mutualism

Chapter 16: Community Structure

Chapter 17: Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities

Chapter 18: Community Dynamics

Chapter 19: Landscape Dynamics

Chapter 20: Ecosystem Energetics

Chapter 21: Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

Chapter 22: Biogeochemical Cycles

Chapter 23: Terrestrial Ecosystems

Chapter 24: Aquatic Ecosystems

Chapter 25: Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems

Chapter 26: Large-Scale Patterns of Biological Diversity

Chapter 27: Global Climate Change