Ecology

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Macmillan, 2000 - Science - 822 pages
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In the decade since the last edition of this classic text, vast changes have occurred in the ecological landscape.  There is increased awareness of the importance of scale, the role of disturbance, the necessity for conservation, the potential for restoration, and the power of genetics in understanding relationships among organisms.  Building on traditional foundations--evolution and adaptation, energy flow, population and community interactions, and behavioral ecology--the new edition of Ecology emphasizes modern concepts and approaches to present an accessible and comprehensive treatment of the field of ecology.
  

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Contents

Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial 13 4 Production does not vary
12
Extinction Conservation and 20 4 Rates of change of resource level
19
ORGANISMS IN PHYSICAL
39
ORGANISMS 5 Energy and Heat
71
9
110
Biological Factors in
116
of the Natural World
138
9
157
Competition in Nature
424
Predation
447
Herbivory and Parasitism
479
Coevolution and Mutualism
504
COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
519
Structure of the Community
539
Community Development
564
determined by local conditions
581

ENERGY AND MATERIALS IN
171
the trophicdynamic concept
177
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
185
Pathways of Elements
202
and Aquatic Ecosystems
227
chemical breakdown of rock
229
POPULATION ECOLOGY
269
reflects habitat heterogeneity
274
Regulation of Ecosystem Function 251 14 3 The estimation of population
280
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298
39
308
table assumes a stable age colonization
341
Population Regulation 314 18 1 Populations fluctuate in density
347
Restoration
360
longer possible restoration is was slow and tentative 404
370
POPULATION INTERACTIONS
381
Competition Theory
403
is important to conservation experimental demonstrations
405
Biodiversity
588
EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY
619
198
628
EVOLUTIONARY
637
Adaptations to Heterogeneous
640
Evolution of Life Histories
658
Sex
676
evaluates how shortterm when fixed costs of sex
677
Evolution and Social Behavior
699
Evolution and Social Behavior 699 of warning coloration
710
GLOSSARY
721
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