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Elements of Ecology

Elements of Ecology - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321736079

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ISBN13: 978-0321736079
ISBN10: 0321736079
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 12
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2012
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Elements of Ecology - 8TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321736079

Thomas M. Smith and Robert Leo Smith

ISBN13: 978-0321736079
ISBN10: 0321736079
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 12
Publisher: Pearson

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

Known for its evolution theme and strong coverage of the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems, the thoroughly revisedEighth Editionfeatures expanded quantitative exercises, a restructured chapter on life history, a thoroughly revised species interactions unit including a chapter introducing the subject, and a new chapter on species interactions.

To emphasize the dynamic and experimental nature of ecology, each chapter draws upon current research in the various fields of ecology while providing accessible examples that help you understand species natural history, specific ecosystems, the process of science, and ecological patterns at both an evolutionary and demographic scale.

To engage you in using and interpreting data, a wide variety ofQuantifying Ecologyboxes walk through step-by-step examples of equations and statistical techniques. The enhanced companion website (www.ecologyplace.com) features new MapMaster''interactive map activities for exploring ecosystems, physical environments, and populations at regional and global scales, along with popular GRAPHit!, and QUANTIFYit! exercises that help you further master and apply math skills, and a new Pearson eText.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. The Nature of Ecology I. THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 2. Climate 3. The Aquatic Environment 4. The Terrestrial Environment II. THE ORGANISM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT 5. Ecological Genetics: Adaptation and Natural Selection 6. Plant Adaptations to the Environment 7. Animal Adaptations to the Environment III. POPULATIONS 8. Properties of Populations 9. Population Growth 10. Life History 11. Intraspecific Population Regulation 12. Metapopulations IV. SPECIES INTERACTIONS 13. Species Interactions, Population Dynamics and Natural Selection 14. Interspecific Competition 15. Predation 16. Parasitism and Mutualism V. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 17. Community Structure 18. Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities 19. Community Dynamics 20. Landscape Ecology VI. ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY 21. Ecosystem Energetics 22. Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling 23. Biogeochemical Cycles VII. BIOGEOGRAPHICAL ECOLOGY 24. Terrestrial Ecosystems 25. Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems 26. Land-Water Margins 27. Large-scale Patterns of Biological Diversity VIII. HUMAN ECOLOGY 28. Population Growth, Resource Use, and Sustainability 29. Habitat Loss, Biodiversity, and Conservation 30 Global Climate Change

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