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Instant Notes in Ecology

ISBN-10: 1859962572
ISBN-13: 9781859962572
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Instant Notes titles focus on core information and are designed to help undergraduate students come to grips with a subject quickly and easily. This book gives students rapid and easy access to key ecological material to assist learning and  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Instant Notes titles focus on core information and are designed to help undergraduate students come to grips with a subject quickly and easily. This book gives students rapid and easy access to key ecological material to assist learning and brushing-up. Key topics such as populations and interactions, ecosystems, population genetics, community patterns and many more are structured into manageable sections, each cross-referenced, to allow easy navigation through the information.

Ball-University of Essex, UK

Introduction to Ecology
What is ecology?
Ten rules in ecology
Adaptation to the Environment
Adaptation
Coping with environmental variation
The niche
Climate
Solar radiation and climate
Microclimate
Water
The properties of water
Plants and water
Animals and water
Temperature
4Temperature and metabolism
Responses to temperature
Temperature and species distribution
Radiation
Solar radiation and plants
Nutrients
Sources and cycles
Plants and consumers
Soil formation, properties and classification
Population Ecology
Populations and population structure
Natality, morality and population growth
Density and density dependence
Population dynamics - fluctuations, cycles and chaos
Competition
The nature of competition
Intraspecific competition
Resource partitioning
Predation
The nature of predation
Predator behavior and prey response
Parasitism
The nature of parasitism
The dynamics of parasitism
Mutualism
Mutualism
Life History Patterns
Life history
Behavioural Ecology
Social group, cooperation and altruism
Sex in ecology
Population Genetics
Genetic variation
Speciation
Ecosystem Processes
Components and processes
Primary and secondary production
Food chains
Communities
The community, structure and stability
Island communities and colonization
Community patterns, competition and predation
Community Dynamics
Succession
Community responses to disturbance
Biomes
Ecosystem patterns
Grasslands
Tundra
Forests
Deserts, semi-deserts and shrubland
Saltwater biomes
Freshwater biomes
Harvesting
Harvesting theory
Fishing and whaling
Pest Control
The pest problem and control strategies
Pesticides and problems
Biological control and integrated pest management
Conservation
Rare species, habit loss and extinction
Conservation strategies
Biological resources and gene banks
Pollution and Global Warming Air, water and soil pollutants
Greenhouse gases and global warming
Ozone
The Ecology of Agriculture
Soil erosion and agriculture
Nutrient, water and energy use

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