Elements of Ecology, 9th edition

  • Thomas M. Smith, 
  • Robert Leo Smith

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Elements of Ecology explains ecological processes clearly and concisely, with an emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition also provides ample opportunity for you to learn, practice and develop quantitative and analytical skills.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2015

ISBN-13: 9780137502165

Subject: Biology

Category: Ecology

Table of contents

Brief Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Nature of Ecology
  • Chapter 2: Climate
  • Chapter 3: The Aquatic Environment
  • Chapter 4: The Terrestrial Environment
  • Chapter 5: Adaptation and Natural Selection
  • Chapter 6: Plant Adaptations to the Environment
  • Chapter 7: Animal Adaptations to the Environment
  • Chapter 8: Properties of Populations
  • Chapter 9: Population Growth
  • Chapter 10: Life History
  • Chapter 11: Intraspecific Population Regulation
  • Chapter 12: Species Interactions, Population Dynamics, and Natural Selection
  • Chapter 13: Interspecific Competition
  • Chapter 14: Predation
  • Chapter 15: Parasitism and Mutualism
  • Chapter 16: Community Structure
  • Chapter 17: Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities
  • Chapter 18: Community Dynamics
  • Chapter 19: Landscape Dynamics
  • Chapter 20: Ecosystem Energetics
  • Chapter 21: Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling
  • Chapter 22: Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Chapter 23: Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Chapter 24: Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Chapter 25: Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems
  • Chapter 26: Large-Scale Patterns of Biological Diversity
  • Chapter 27: Global Climate Change

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