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Ecology Concepts and Applications

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ISBN-10: 0073532495

ISBN-13: 9780073532493

Edition: 6th 2013

Authors: Manuel Molles

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Ecology: Concepts and Applicationsby Molles places great 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. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts.
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Book details

List price: $196.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Manuel Molles received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He currently teaches at the University of New Mexico and is also Curator of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates. Dr. Molles has written and co-authored a number of publications on various ecology topics throughout his career, many of which he has presented at national and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Molles was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal.

Introduction to Ecology: Historical Foundations and Developing Frontiers
Natural History and Evolution
Life on Land
Life in Water
Population Genetics and Natural Selection
Adaptations to the Environment
Temperature Relations
Water Relations
Energy and Nutrient Relations
Social Relations
Population Ecology
Population Distribution and Abundance
Population Dynamics
Population Growth
Life Histories
Exploitative Interactions: Predation, Herbivory, Parasitism, and Disease
Communities and Ecosystems
Species Abundance and Diversity
Species Interactions and Community Structure
Primary Production and Energy Flow
Nutrient Cycling and Retention
Succession and Stability
Large-Scale Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Geographic Ecology
Global Ecology
Appendix Statistical Tables