9780321042903

Ecology and Field Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321042903

  • ISBN10:

    0321042905

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of ecology, including evolution, ecosystems theory, practical applications, plants, animals, biogeochemical cycles, and global change. This balanced approach has made Ecology and Field Biology the best-selling ecology book on the market. New book purchase includes Evolution Lab from our BiologyLabs On-Line series, a subscription to The Biology Place Website, and access to the text-specific companion website.

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction 1(18)
Ecology: Meaning and Scope
2(17)
PART II The Physical Environment 19(60)
Solar Radiation and Climate
20(22)
The Physical Environment
42(15)
Soils
57(22)
PART III The Organism In Its Environment 79(80)
Adaptation
80(5)
Plant Adaptations to the Environment I: Photosynthesis and the Light Environment
85(13)
Plant Adaptations to the Environment II: Thermal, Moisture, and Nutrient Environments
98(22)
Animal Adaptations to the Environment
120(25)
Decomposition
145(14)
PART IV Intraspecific Populations Ecology 159(82)
Properties of Populations
160(21)
Population Growth
181(13)
Intraspecific Competition: Population Regulation
194(20)
Life History Patterns
214(27)
PART V Population Interactions 241(114)
Interspecific Competition
242(22)
Concepts of Predation
264(20)
Predators and Their Prey
284(22)
Coevolutionary Interactions: Parasitism and Mutualism
306(29)
Human Impacts on Populations
335(20)
PART VI Ecological Genetics 355(26)
Population Genetics
356(25)
PART VII The Community 381(96)
Community Structure
382(21)
Community Dynamics
403(24)
Processes Controlling Community Dynamics
427(22)
Landscape Ecology
449(28)
PART VIII The Ecosystem 477(84)
Ecosystem Productivity
478(26)
Biogeochemistry I: Nutrient Cycling
504(20)
Biogeochemistry II: Global Cycles and Human Impacts
524(19)
Biogeography of Ecosystems
543(18)
PART IX Comparative Ecosystem Ecology 561(161)
Grassland to Tundra
562(39)
Forests
601(28)
Freshwater Ecosystems
629(36)
Saltwater Ecosystems
665(34)
Global Environmental Change
699(23)
Appendix A Sampling Plant and Animal Populations 722(30)
Appendix B Measuring Community and Population Structure 752(15)
Appendix C Distribution of World Vegetation Maps 767
Glossary G-2
Bibliography B-1
Acknowledgements A-2
Index I-1

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