MP: Ecology with Online Learning Center (OLC) Password Card

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/13/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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

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

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