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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. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Ecology?
Section I: Natural History
Chapter 2: Life on Land
Chapter 3: Life in Water
Section II: Individuals
Chapter 4: Temperature Relations
Chapter 5: Water Relations
Chapter 6: Energy and Nutrient Relations
Chapter 7: Social Relations
Section III: Population Ecology
Chapter 8: Population Genetics and Natural Selection
Chapter 9: Population Distribution and Abundance
Chapter 10: Population Dynamics
Chapter 11: Population Growth
Chapter 12: Life Histories
Section IV: Interactions
Chapter 13: Competition
Chapter 14: Exploitative Interactions: Predation, Herbivory, Parasitism, and Disease
Chapter 15: Mutualism
Section V: Communities and Ecosystems
Chapter 16: Species Abundance and Diversity
Chapter 17: Species Interactions and Community Structure