9780321042804

Elements of Ecology : Elements of Ecology Updated

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321042804

  • ISBN10:

    0321042808

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/1999
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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Summary

With its unique modular organization and striking four-color art program, Elements of Ecology provides a clear introduction to ecology. The Fourth Edition Update not only presents the principles of ecology but shows their relationship to today's most pressing environmental issues in a way that is meaningful to readers.

Table of Contents

PART I WHAT IS ECOLOGY? 1(28)
The Nature of Ecology
2(7)
The Organism and its Environment
9(11)
Key Processes of Exchange
20(9)
Ecological Application: How a Lack of Mushrooms Helped Power the Industrial Revolution
I-A
PART II CONDITIONS FOR LIFE 29(96)
Climate
30(13)
Light
43(12)
Temperature
55(16)
Moisture
71(14)
Periodicity
85(11)
Nutrients
96(13)
Soil
109(16)
Ecological Application: St. Patrick and the Absence of Snakes in Ireland
II-A
PART III POPULATIONS 125(142)
Properties of Populations
126(10)
Life History Patterns
136(13)
Population Growth
149(16)
Intraspecific Population Regulation
165(12)
Interspecific Competition
177(15)
Predation
192(16)
Parasitism and Mutualism
208(16)
Human Interactions with Natural Populations
224(18)
Population Genetics and Speciation
242(25)
Ecological Application: The Complete Receipe for Apple Pie
III-A
PART IV COMMUNITIES 267(46)
Community Structure
268(11)
Community Dynamics
279(23)
Processes Shaping Communities
302(11)
Ecological Application: Asteroids, Bulldozers, and Biodiversity
IV-A
PART V ECOSYSTEMS 313(76)
Production in Ecosystems
314(14)
Trophic Structure
328(14)
Biogeochemical Cycles
342(21)
Global Environmental Change
363(26)
Ecological Application: Time to Rethink the Lawn
V-A
PART VI A GUIDE TO ECOSYSTEMS 389
Introduction: Ecosystem Patterns
390(6)
Grasslands and Savannas
396(12)
Shrublands and Deserts
408(11)
Tundra and Taiga
419(11)
Temperate Forests
430(12)
Tropical Forests
442(9)
Lakes and Ponds
451(12)
Freshwater Wetlands
463(11)
Streams and Rivers
474(13)
Oceans
487(11)
Intertidal Zones and Coral Reefs
498(10)
Estuaries, Salt Marshes, and Mangrove Forests
508
Ecological Application: Time is on Their Side
VI-A

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