Ecology : concepts and applications


Language: Anglais

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672 p. · Paperback
This introductory general ecology text has a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology without becoming inundated with detail. It includes many examples of actual research projects conducted in the field of ecology.
Introduction. What is ecology ? Natural history : life on land. Life in water. Individuals : temperature relations. Water relations. Energy and nutrient relations. Populations : distributing and abundance. Population dynamics. Population growth. Interactions : competition. Exploitation : predation, herbivory, parasitism and disease. Mutualism. Communities and ecosystems : species abundance and diversity. Food webs. Primary production and energy flow. Nutrient cycling and retention. Succession and stability. Large scale ecology. Landscape ecology. Geographical ecology. Global ecology.
Students of biology, science, life science.