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Ecology - 3rd edition

Ecology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780072951714

ISBN10: 0072951710

Ecology by Manuel C. Molles - ISBN 9780072951714
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
International: No
Ecology by Manuel C. Molles - ISBN 9780072951714

ISBN13: 9780072951714

ISBN10: 0072951710

Edition: 3RD 05

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This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. It's unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: What is Ecology?

1 Natural History

2 Life on Land
3 Life in Water

2 Individuals

4 Temperature Relations
5 Water Relations
6 Energy and Nutrient Relations
7 Social Relations
3 Population Ecology
8 Population Genetics and Natural Selection

9 Population Distribution and Abundance

10 Population Dynamics
11 Population Growth
12 Life Histories

4 Interactions

13 Competition
14 Exploitation: Predation, Herbivory, Parasitism, and Disease
15 Mutualism

5 Communities and Ecosystems

16 Species Abundance and Diversity
17 Interactions and Community Structure
18 Primary Production and Energy Flow
19 Nutrient Cycling and Retention
20 Succession and Stability

6 Large-Scale Ecology

21 Landscape Ecology
22 Geographic Ecology
23 Global Ecology

Appendix A Abbreviations Used in This Text
Appendix B List Of Chapter Concepts
Appendix C Statistical Tables