Summary: This is the fourth edition of a book that has been widely acknowledged as the higher-level ecology text of choice throughout the world for almost twenty years.
extensively updated with around 750 new references to recent studies
moves from first principles to a vivid reflection of our understanding of ecology in the 21st century
includes three new applied chapters which reflect the coming of ...show moreage of a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankind
this new edition has been carefully edited and designed to ensure it is focused and accessible to students
suppported by a website featuring the artwork and glossary from the book
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc. Published: 07/28/2005 International: No
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Part 1. ORGANISMS
1. Organisms in their environments: the evolutionary backdrop
4. Life, death and life histories
5. Intraspecific competition
6. Dispersal, dormancy and metapopulations
7. Ecological applications at the level of organisms and single-species populations
Part 2. SPECIES INTERACTIONS
8. Interspecific competition
9. The nature of predation
10. The population dynamics of predation
11. Decomposers and detritivores
12. Parasitism and disease
13. Symbiosis and mutualism
15. Ecological applications at the level of population interactions
Part 3. COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS
16. The nature of the community
17. The flux of energy through ecosystems
18. The flux of matter through ecosystems
19. The influence of population interactions on community structure
20. Food webs
21. Patterns in species richness
22. Ecological applications at the level of communities and ecosystems
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