9780321507433

Ecology The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321507433

  • ISBN10:

    0321507436

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/18/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This best-selling majors-level book, by Charles Krebs, approaches ecology as a series of problems, which are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning. No otherbook presents analytical, quantitative, and statistical ecological information in an equally accessible style for students. Reflecting the way ecologists actually practice, the new edition emphasizes the role of experiments in testing ecological ideas and discusses many contemporary and controversial problems related to distribution and abundance.Introduction to the Science of Ecology, Evolution and Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Analyzing Geographic Distributions,Factors That Limit Distributions I: Biotic, Factors That Limit Distributions II: Abiotic, Distribution and Abundance, Population Parameters and Demographic Techniques, Population Growth, Species Interactions I: Competition, Species Interactions II: Predation, Species Interactions III: Herbivory and Mutualism, Species Interactions IV: Disease and Parasitism, Regulation of Population Size, Applied Problems I: Harvesting Populations, Applied Problems II: Pest Control, Applied Problems III: Conservation Biology, Community Structure, Community Dynamics I: Biodiversity, Community Dynamics II: Predation and Competition, Community Dynamics III: Nonequilibrium Communities, Ecosystem Metabolism I: Primary Production, Ecosystem Metabolism II: Secondary Production, Ecosystem Metabolism III: Nutrient Cycles, Ecosystem Dynamics under Changing Climates, Ecosystem Health: Human Impacts.Intended for those interested in learning the basics of ecology

Author Biography

Charles Krebs is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. In addition to teaching ecology for 40 years, he works extensively on the population of rodents in Northern Canada, the United States, and Australia, trying to understand the mechanisms behind population fluctuations. He has published three ecology textbooks including Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, Sixth Edition and Ecological Methodology, Second Edition both published by Benjamin Cummings.

Table of Contents

What is Ecology?
Introduction to the Science of Ecology
Evolution and Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Geographic Distributions
Analyzing Geographic Distributions
Factors That Limit Distributions I: Biotic
Factors That Limit Distributions II: Abiotic
Distribution and Abundance
The Problem of Abundance: Populations
Population Parameters and Demographic Techniques
Population Growth
Species Interactions I: Competition
Species Interactions II: Predation
Species Interactions III: Herbivory and Mutualism
Species Interactions IV: Disease and Parasitism
Regulation of Population Size
Applied Problems I: Harvesting Populations
Applied Problems II: Pest Control
Applied Problems III: Conservation Biology
Distribution and Abundance at the Community Level
Community Structure
Community Dynamics I: Biodiversity
Community Dynamics II: Predation and Competition
Community Dynamics III: Nonequilibrium Communities
Ecosystem Metabolism I: Primary Production
Ecosystem Metabolism II: Secondary Production
Ecosystem Metabolism III: Nutrient Cycles
Ecosystem Dynamics under Changing Climates
Ecosystem Health: Human Impacts
A Primer on Population Genetics
Instantaneous and Finite Rates
Species Diversity Measures of Heterogeneity
Glossary
Bibliography
Credits
Species Index
Subject Index
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