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Ecology

ISBN-10: 071672829X

ISBN-13: 9780716728290

Edition: 4th 1999

Authors: Gary L. Miller, Robert E. Ricklefs

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Since the last edition of this text, changes have occurred in the ecological landscape. Building on traditional foundations, this edition of Ecology emphasises modern concepts and approaches to present a comprehensive treatment of the field.
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Book details

List price: $133.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 8/5/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 896
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Introduction
The Order of the Natural World
Discovering the Order of Nature
Organisms in Physical Environments
Life and the Physical Environment
Water and Solute Balance
Energy and Heat
Responses to Variation in the Environment
Biological Factors in the Environment
Climate, Topography, and the Diversity of the Natural World
Energy and the Materials in the Ecosystem
The Ecosystem Concept
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
Pathways of Elements in Ecosystems
Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
Regulation of Ecosystem Function
Population Ecology
Population Structure
Population Growth
Population Regulation
Metapopulations
Population Fluctuations and Cycles
Extinction, Conservation, and Restoration
Population Interactions
Resources and Consumers
Competition Theory
Competition in Nature
Predation
Herbivory and Parasitism
Coevolution and Mutualism
Community Ecology
The Concept of the Community
Structure of the Community
Community Development
Biodiversity
Evolutionary Ecology
Evolution and Adaptations
Adaptations to Heterogeneous Environments
Evolution of Life Histories
Sex
Evolution and Social Behavior
Glossary
Answers to Problems
Bibliography
Index