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The Economy of Nature: Data Analysis Update

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This classic introductory text offers a balanced survey of ecology. It is best known for its vivid examples from natural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution and quantitative approach.

 

Due to popular demand, this Fifth Edition Data Analysis Update brings twelve new data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

 
 

Synopsis:

This classic introductory text offers a balanced survey of ecology. It is best known for its vivid examples from natural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution and quantitative approach.

 

Due to popular demand, this Fifth Edition Data Analysis Update brings twelve new data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

 
 

Synopsis:

An introductory text that offers a survey of Ecology. This book presents examples from natural history, coverage of evolution, and quantitative approach. It includes twenty data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

Table of Contents

 
  1. Ecology: The Study of Nature
 
I. LIFE AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

  2. The Physical Environment

  3. Adaptation to Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments

  4. Variations in the Physical Environment

  5. Biological Communities: The Biome Concept

    

II. ECOSYSTEMS

  6. Energy in the Ecosystem

  7. Pathways of Elements in the Ecosystem

  8. Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

    

III. ORGANISMS

  9. Adaptations to Life in Varying Environments

  10. Life Histories and Evolutionary Fitness

  11. Sex and Evolution

  12. Family, Society, and Evolution

    

IV. POPULATIONS

  13. Population Structures

  14. Population Growth and Regulation

  15. Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Populations

  16. Population Genetics and Evolution

    

V. SPECIES INTERACTIONS

  17. Relationships Among Species

  18. Competition

  19. Predation

  20. Evolution Responses and Coevolution

    

VI. COMMUNITIES

  21. Community Structure

  22. Community Development

  23. Biodiversity

  24. History and Biogeography

    

VII. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS

  25. Extinction and Conservation

  26. Development and Global Ecology

    

  Appendix A: International System of Units

  Appendix B: Conversion Factors

  Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716777625
Author:
Ricklefs, Robert E
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman & Company
With:
Whiles, Matt R.
Author:
Ricklefs, Robert E.
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
550
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.63 in

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This classic introductory text offers a balanced survey of ecology. It is best known for its vivid examples from natural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution and quantitative approach.

 

Due to popular demand, this Fifth Edition Data Analysis Update brings twelve new data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

 
 

"Synopsis" by , An introductory text that offers a survey of Ecology. This book presents examples from natural history, coverage of evolution, and quantitative approach. It includes twenty data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.
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