First Ecology: Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues

Paperback | January 7, 2008

byAlan Beeby, Anne-Maria Brennan

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How much do we know about the living world? Enough to predict its future? First Ecology: ecological principles and environmental issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between living organisms and their environment. The third edition of this popular book continues to introduce ecology from a human perspective. This view of humanity as part of the ecology of the planet makes the fundamental relevance of ecology to all life science students apparent throughout. First Ecology develops in sequence the core themes in ecology at each level of organisation - subcellular, population, ecosystem, landscape and planetary. Understanding this hierarchy - and the interplay between these levels - is crucial to the environmental decisions our species faces at the startof the twenty-first century. First Ecology is the ideal primer for you to develop this understanding. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features the following materials: For lecturers (password protected): DT A virtual field course comprising a series of basic exercises using real data helps students prepare for, and gain more from, their time in the field DT Figures from the book, available to download to facilitate lecture preparation DT PowerPoint slides introducing key concepts, supported with integrated figures from the book, help to save time in preparing and planning lectures DT Routes help students follow and understand various themes and connections throughout the book and offer schemes for independent study DT Test bank of questions: a ready-made electronic testing resource which can be customized to meet your teaching and assessment needs DT Answers to exercises provided in the bookFor students: DT Hyperlinks to the primary literature cited in the book to facilitate access to original research papers DT Routes map out how key themes are developed throughout the book . Web link library of all the URLs included in the book, together with additional web links on specific topics

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How much do we know about the living world? Enough to predict its future? First Ecology: ecological principles and environmental issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between li...

Alan Beeby is Reader in Ecology in the Department of Engineering, Science, and the Built Environment, London South Bank University, UK Anne-Maria Brennan is Deputy Head of the Department of Engineering, Science, and the Built Environment, London South Bank University, UK

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.77 inPublished:January 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199298084

ISBN - 13:9780199298082

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Table of Contents

First Words1. Origins2. Species3. Populations4. Interactions5. Communities6. Systems7. Balances8. Scales9. Checks

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`Review from the previous edition: 'The holistic and non-technical approach taken in First Ecology is effective and appropriate for many introductory courses in ecology and environmental science. First Ecology is very broad in scope and ambitious in its objectives. It is also effective at weaving a diverse array of topics into afairly cohesive text.' 'Dr Mark Grover, Southern Utah University, USA