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Publisher Comments:

This classic and highly influential text presents a uniquely comprehensive view of the field of biophysical ecology. In its analytical interpretation of the ecological responses of plants and animals to their environments, it draws upon studies of energy exchange, gas exchange, and chemical kinetics.

The first four chapters offer a preliminary treatment of the applications of biophysical ecology, discussing energy and energy budgets and their applications to plants and animals, and defining radiation laws and units. Succeeding chapters concern the physical environment, covering the topics of radiation, convection, conduction, and evaporation. The spectral properties of radiation and matter are reviewed, along with the geometrical, instantaneous, daily, and annual amounts of both shortwave and longwave radiation. The book concludes with more elaborate analytical methods for the study of photosynthesis in plants and energy budgets in animals, in addition to animal and plant temperature responses.

This text will prove of value to students and environmental researchers from a variety of fields, particularly ecology, agronomy, forestry, botany, and zoology.

Book News Annotation:

This affordable paperback contains a reprinted edition of a work first published in 1980, by Springer Verlag. The chapters are divided into two sections which deal with the basic analytical methods and the physical environment and the application of both to the field of ecology. A sample of chapter topics includes energy budgets of plants and animals, radiation laws, solar radiation, spectral characteristics of radiation and matter, conduction and convection, photosynthesis, and temperature and organisms. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This illustrated classic discusses radiation, convection, conduction, and evaporation, surveying methods for the study of photosynthesis in plants and energy budgets in animals. "Coherent and comprehensible." — The American Biology Teacher.

Synopsis:

A classic and highly influential text, unique in its comprehensive coverage of the field of biophysical ecology. Its analytical interpretation of the ecological responses of plants and animals to their environments draws upon studies of energy exchange, gas exchange, and chemical kinetics. Undergraduate to graduate level.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Energy and Energy Budgets

3. Application to Plants

4. Application to Animals

5. Radiation Laws, Units, and Definitions

6. Solar Radiation

7. Longwave and Total Radiation

8. Spectral Characteristics of Radiation and Matter

9. Conduction and Convection

10. Evaporation and Transpiration

11. Energy Budgets of Plants

12. Energy Budgets of Animals

13. Time-Dependent Energetics of Animals

14. Photosynthesis

15. Temperature and Organisms

  Appendixes. References. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486428840
Author:
Gates, David M.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Gates, David Murray
Author:
Biology
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Biophysics
Subject:
Bioenergetics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Biology
Series Volume:
no. 7-4936
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
163 Figs. 30 Tables
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.58 pd

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This illustrated classic discusses radiation, convection, conduction, and evaporation, surveying methods for the study of photosynthesis in plants and energy budgets in animals. "Coherent and comprehensible." — The American Biology Teacher.
"Synopsis" by , A classic and highly influential text, unique in its comprehensive coverage of the field of biophysical ecology. Its analytical interpretation of the ecological responses of plants and animals to their environments draws upon studies of energy exchange, gas exchange, and chemical kinetics. Undergraduate to graduate level.
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