Elements of Ecology

Elements of Ecology, 9th edition

  • Thomas M. Smith, 
  • Robert Leo Smith

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Overview

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

1. The Nature of Ecology

PART 1: THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
2. Climate
3. The Aquatic Environment
4. The Terrestrial Environment

PART 2: THE ORGANISM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
5. Adaptation and Natural Selection
6. Plant Adaptations to the Environment
7. Animal Adaptations to the Environment

PART 3: POPULATIONS
8. Properties of Populations
9. Population Growth
10. Life History
11. Intraspecific Population Regulation

PART 4: SPECIES INTERACTIONS
12. Species Interactions, Population Dynamics, and Natural Selection
13. Interspecific Competition
14. Predation
15. Parasitism and Mutualism

PART 5: COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
16. Community Structure
17. Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities
18. Community Dynamics
19. Landscape Dynamics

PART 6: ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY
20. Ecosystem Energetics
21. Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling
22. Biogeochemical Cycles

PART 7: ECOLOGICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY
23. Terrestrial Ecosystems
24. Aquatic Ecosystems
25. Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems
26. Large-Scale Patterns of Biological Diversity
27. The Ecology of Climate Change

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