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Ecology : From Individuals to Ecosystems

Ecology : From Individuals to Ecosystems - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-1405111171

Cover of Ecology : From Individuals to Ecosystems 4TH 06 (ISBN 978-1405111171)
ISBN13: 978-1405111171
ISBN10: 1405111178
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Ecology : From Individuals to Ecosystems - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405111171

Michael Begon, C. Townsend and John Harper

ISBN13: 978-1405111171
ISBN10: 1405111178
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
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 age 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

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part 1. ORGANISMS

1. Organisms in their environments: the evolutionary backdrop

2. Conditions

3. Resources

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

14. Abundance

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

References

Organism Index

Subject Index

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