Ecology Book

Ecology


  • Author : Manuel Carl Molles
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 007029416X

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Ecology Excerpt :

This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis or helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoetical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. Evolution is brought to center stage throughout the book, as it is needed to support understanding of major concepts. The discussion begins with a brief introduction to the nature and history of the discipline of ecology, followed by section I, which includes two chapters on natural history--life on land and life in water. The intent is to establish a common foundation of natural history upon which to base the later discussions of ecological concepts. The introduction and natural history chapters can stand on their own and should be readily accessible to most students. They may be assigned as background reading, leaving 17 chapters to cover in a one-semester course. Sections II through VI build a hierarchical perspective: section II concerns the ecology of individuals: section III focuses on population ecology; section IV presents the ecology of interactions; section V summarizes community and ecosystem ecology; and finally, section VI discusses large-scale ecology and includes chapters on landscape, geographic, and global ecology. These topics were first introduced in section I within a natural history context. In summary, the book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter.

Ecology Book

Ecology


  • Author : Manuel Carl Molles
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Ecology
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 0070171688

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Ecology Excerpt :

This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.

Ecology  Concepts and Applications Book

Ecology Concepts and Applications


  • Author : Anna Sher
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1259880052

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Ecology Concepts and Applications Excerpt :

Ecology: Concepts and Applications, 8th edition by Molles and Sher places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Freshwater Ecology Book
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Freshwater Ecology


  • Author : Walter Dodds
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 829
  • ISBN 10 : 0080884776

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Freshwater Ecology Excerpt :

Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242

Theoretical Ecology Book

Theoretical Ecology


  • Author : Kevin S. McCann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-04-29
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198824282

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Theoretical Ecology Excerpt :

Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications continues the authoritative and established sequence of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert M. May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical science, encouraging the modern biologist to better understand the mathematics behind their theories. This latest instalment builds on the legacy of its predecessors with a completely new set of contributions. Rather than placing emphasis on the historical ideas in theoretical ecology, the Editors have encouraged each contribution to: synthesize historical theoretical ideas within modern frameworks that have emerged in the last 10-20 years (e.g. bridging population interactions to whole food webs); describe novel theory that has emerged in the last 20 years from historical empirical areas (e.g. macro-ecology); and finally to cover the rapidly expanding area of theoretical ecological applications (e.g. disease theory and global change theory). The result is a forward-looking synthesis that will help guide the field through a further decade of discovery and development. It is written for upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers seeking synthesis and the state of the art in growing areas of interest in theoretical ecology, genetics, evolutionary ecology, and mathematical biology.

Landscape Ecology Book

Landscape Ecology


  • Author : Francoise Burel
  • Publisher : Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003-01-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1578082145

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Landscape Ecology Excerpt :

This book is intended as a resource for students and researchers interested in developmental biology and physiology and specifically addresses the larval stages of fish. Fish larvae (and fish embryos) are not small juveniles or adults. Rather they are transitionary organisms that bridge the critical gap between the singlecelled egg and sexually immature juvenile. Fish larvae represent the stage of the life cycle that is used for differentiation, feeding and distribution. The book aims at providing a single-volume treatise that explains how fish larvae develop and differentiate, how they regulate salt, water and acid-base balance, how they transport and exchange gases, acquire and utilise energy, how they sense their environment, and move in their aquatic medium, how they control and defend themselves, and finally how they grow up.

Marine Ecology Book

Marine Ecology


  • Author : Martin R. Speight
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118687314

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This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems at within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussion fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation. Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks and deep sea. This book however is topic driven as described above, and each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full colour diagrams and high quality photographs. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest. Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. Martin Speight’s first degree was in marine zoology at UCNW Bangor, and he has taught marine ecology and conservation at Oxford for 25 years. His research students study tropical marine ecology from the Caribbean through East Africa to the Far East. Peter Henderson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and is Director of Pisces Conservation in the UK. He has worked on m

Loose Leaf for Ecology  Concepts and Applications Book

Loose Leaf for Ecology Concepts and Applications


  • Author : Manuel Molles
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1259421740

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Loose Leaf for Ecology Concepts and Applications Excerpt :

Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology Book

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology


  • Author : C. Ashton Drew
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441973900

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Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology Excerpt :

Most projects in Landscape Ecology, at some point, define a species-habitat association. These models are inherently spatial, dealing with landscapes and their configurations. Whether coding behavioral rules for dispersal of simulated organisms through simulated landscapes, or designing the sampling extent of field surveys and experiments in real landscapes, landscape ecologists must make assumptions about how organisms experience and utilize the landscape. These convenient working postulates allow modelers to project the model in time and space, yet rarely are they explicitly considered. The early years of landscape ecology necessarily focused on the evolution of effective data sources, metrics, and statistical approaches that could truly capture the spatial and temporal patterns and processes of interest. Now that these tools are well established, we reflect on the ecological theories that underpin the assumptions commonly made during species distribution modeling and mapping. This is crucial for applying models to questions of global sustainability. Due to the inherent use of GIS for much of this kind of research, and as several authors’ research involves the production of multicolored map figures, there would be an 8-page color insert. Additional color figures could be made available through a digital archive, or by cost contributions of the chapter authors. Where applicable, would be relevant chapters’ GIS data and model code available through a digital archive. The practice of data and code sharing is becoming standard in GIS studies, is an inherent method of this book, and will serve to add additional research value to the book for both academic and practitioner audiences.

Ecology Book

Ecology


  • Author : Manuel C. Molles (Jr.)
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Ryerson
  • Release Date : 2017-02-15
  • Genre: Ecology
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 1259362191

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Ecology Excerpt :

The 4ce places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. Fully integrated Canadian content makes the material relevant to students' lives, highlights the contributions Canadian researchers have made in the field of ecology and will prepare students to appreciate our unique Canadian environment in a global context. Each chapter is organized around two to six major concepts, presenting the student with a manageable and meaningful synthesis of the subject. This resource was created for students who are taking their first undergraduate course in ecology. Ecology is an integrative discipline, and thus a foundation in other sciences is important. We have assumed that students in this course have some knowledge of basic chemistry and mathematics and that they have had a course in general biology that included introductions to physiology, biological diversity, and evolution. McGraw-Hill Connect� is an award-winning digital teaching and learning platform that helps students get better results, learn and study more efficiently; while helping instructors to increase student engagement, save time with course management, and improve overall course retention. Connect includes SmartBook�, the first and only adaptive reading experience that changes reading from a passive and linear experience, to an engaging and dynamic one. Students' retain more concepts and come to class better prepared. Connect access is available for students to purchase separately, or available to package with the print text.

Ecology  Concepts and Applications Book

Ecology Concepts and Applications


  • Author : Manuel Molles
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 0077837282

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Ecology Concepts and Applications Excerpt :

Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Ecology of Insects Book

Ecology of Insects


  • Author : Martin R. Speight
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2008-08-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003439453

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Ecology of Insects Excerpt :

Fully revised and updated to include new topical study areas, the second edition of the successful text the Ecology of Insects provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology. Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples. To access the artwork from the book, please visit: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/speightinsects.

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology Book

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology


  • Author : Michael L. Morrison
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421439198

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Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology Excerpt :

A major advancement in understanding the factors underlying wildlife-habitat relationships, Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology will be an invaluable resource to professionals and practitioners in natural resource management in public and private sectors, including state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and environmental consultants.

Ecological Climatology Book

Ecological Climatology


  • Author : Gordon B. Bonan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107268869

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Ecological Climatology Excerpt :

This book introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. It reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts to examine the physical, chemical and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems affect and are affected by climate. The textbook is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science and geography. The central argument is that terrestrial ecosystems become important determinants of climate through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements and trace gases. This coupling between climate and vegetation is explored at spatial scales from plant cells to global vegetation geography and at timescales of near instantaneous to millennia. The text also considers how human alterations to land become important for climate change. This restructured edition, with updated science and references, chapter summaries and review questions, and over 400 illustrations, including many in colour, serves as an essential student guide.

Evolution Book

Evolution


  • Author : Douglas Futuyma
  • Publisher : Sinauer
  • Release Date : 2017-06-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 1605356050

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Evolution Excerpt :

This new edition of Evolution features a new coauthor: Mark Kirkpatrick (The University of Texas at Austin) offers additional expertise in evolutionary genetics and genomics, the fastest-developing area of evolutionary biology. Directed toward an undergraduate audience, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science.