Elements of Ecology

ISBN-10: 0805348301

ISBN-13: 9780805348309

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas M. Smith, Thomas M. Smith

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The newly revised Sixth Edition of Elements of Ecology maintains its engaging, reader-friendly style as it explains the basic principles of ecology. The text is updated to include new chapters on current ecological topics (metapopulations and conservation ecology); new part introductions to connect the subfields of ecology; and new in-text features to encourage students to interpret the ecological data, research, and models used throughout the text. Abundant, accessible examples illustrate and clarify the text's emphasis on understanding ecological patterns within an evolutionary framework. Additionally, the text employs new study questions requiring students to make connections and apply their knowledge. nbsp; Each chapter includes at least one Quantifying Ecology box explaining equations and statistical techniques with step-by-step examples designed to teach students how to use and interpret data. The expanded companion website (www.ecologyplace.com) includes GRAPHit!, MODELit!, and QUANTIFYit!, new quantitative exercises to help students further master and apply math skills. nbsp; New Researcher Profiles will introduce students to primary literature by featuring the next generation of ecologists working on innovative research.nbsp; These in-depth case studies follow a series of experiments that serve to illuminate the text's core concepts.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;
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List price: $135.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/3/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 744
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.234

Introduction and Background
The Nature of Ecology
Adaptation and Evolution
The Physical Environment
The Aquatic Environment
The Terrestrial Environment
Organismal Ecology
Plant Adaptations
Animal Adaptations
Life History Patterns
Population Ecology
Properties of Populations
Population Growth
Interspecific Population Regulation
The Ecology of Species Interactions
Parasitism and Mutualism
Community Ecology
Community Structure
Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities
Community Dynamics
Landscape Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
Ecosystem Energetics
Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling
Biogeochemical Cycles
Biogeographical Ecology
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Aquatic Ecosystems
Land-Water Interface
Large-scale Patterns of Biodiversity
Human Ecology
Population Growth, Resource Use, and Sustainability
Habitat Decline, Biodiversity, and Conservation Ecology
Global Climate Change
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