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Ecology-Text and Chapter 21

Ecology-Text and Chapter 21 - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072360066

Cover of Ecology-Text and Chapter 21 99 (ISBN 978-0072360066)
ISBN13: 978-0072360066
ISBN10: 0072360062
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Ecology-Text and Chapter 21 - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072360066

Manuel C. Molles

ISBN13: 978-0072360066
ISBN10: 0072360062
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Introductory general ecology text with a strong emphasis or helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology (not every concept) while keeping they presentation more applied than theoetical.

  • True "Concepts" orientation with each chapter being built around one or two key concepts.
  • Includes many examples drawn from the natural history of organisms.
  • Two introductory chapters focusing on life on land and water, respectively.
  • Unique art program that features small boxes that explain the point of the art.
  • Includes many examples of actual research projects conducted in the field of ecology.
  • Four color throughout text (only one on the market)
  • Numerous Learning aids such as chapter concepts, evidence (research results) sections, applications and tools sections, chapter summary, review questions, list of readings, references.
  • Chapter 18 on Landscape Ecology not available in any other ecology textbook.

Author Bio

Molles, Manuel C. : University of New Mexico Main Campus

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: What is Ecology?

Section I: Natural History

2 Life on Land
3 Life in Water


Section II: Individuals

4 Temperature Relations
5 Water Relations
6 Energy and nutrient Relations


Section III: Populations

7 Distributino and Abundance
8 Population Dynamics
9 Population Growth


Section IV: Interactions

10 Competition
11 Exploitation: Predation, Herbivory, Parasitism and Disease
12 Mutualism


Section V: Communities and Ecosystems

13 Species Abundance and Diversity
14 Food Webs
15 Primary Production and Energy Flow
16 Nutrient Cycling and Retention
17 Succession and Stability


Section VI: Large and Scale Ecology

18 Landscape Ecology
19 Geographical Ecology
20 Global Ecology

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