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. The textbook provides you with a variety of opportunities to learn, practice and develop quantitative and analytical skills.

The 9th Edition offers current research examples and content updates are supported with over 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs and tables. New and expanded practice is provided in Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions, Quantifying Ecology boxes and Analyzing Ecological Data case studies.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137502165

Subject: Biology

Category: Ecology


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

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