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Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants


By: Michael Begon, Martin Mortimer and David J Thompson

247 pages, 196 figs & tabs


Paperback | Feb 1996 | Edition: 3 | #43344 | ISBN: 0632034785
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New edition of the leading undergraduate textbook. There are numerous experimental examples, and the book is unique in combining studies of both plants and animals and drawing out fundamental examples that apply to both. `To those familiar with the first edition of Begon and Mortimer's short text in population ecology, it will come as no surprise to learn that the second edition, like the first, is a gem. What may surprise is that the second edition represents a significant improvement over what was already an excellent textbook ... this book will make life easier for many of us in the teaching trenches.' Ecology

On the second edition. 'To those familiar with the first addition of Begon & Mortimer's short text on population ecology, it will come as no surprise to learn that the second addition, like the first addition, is a gem. What may surprise is that the second addition represents a significant improvement of what was already an excellent textbook...It is difficult to criticize a book that has achieved such admirable balance between empiricism vs. theory and unitary vs. modular organisms, all within a compact, inexpensive volume.' Ecology 'I doubt that there are many texts that portray the whole field of population ecology as successfully or concisely as does this book. It can be warmly recommended' Australian Journal of Ecology 'A zoologist and botanist have made an extremely well coordinated effort in presenting the population ecology of both animals and plants under one title. This textbook reads so smoothly that the reader soon forgets that it was written by two authors instead of one. The concise writing style and liberal use of graphs, tables, and diagrams make this textbook pleasurable to read and easy to understand. This book is accessible reading to anyone interested in population ecology.' Canadian Field- Naturalist


Preface.Part 1: Single-Species Populations.1. Describing Populations.2. Intraspecific Competition.3. Models of Single-Species Populations.Part 2: Interpecific Interactions.4. Interspecific Competition.5. Predation.Part 3: Synthesis.6. Population Regulation.7. Beyond Population Ecology.References.Author Index.Organism Index.Subject Index.

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