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Ecology: Principles and Applications

Provides a comprehensive introduction to ecology for A-level students of biology, geography and earth sciences
Second edition provides new chapters on conservation to satisfy the demands of the latest A-level syllabuses
Authors are experienced ecology teachers, communicating the subject in an engaging and authoritative style ideally suited to A-level students

By: Jenny L Chapman (Author), Michael J Reiss (Author)

330 pages, colour & b/w photos, illustrations, maps, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #81313 | ISBN: 0521588022
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Ecology: Principles and Applications is a comprehensive textbook for A-level students and first-year undergraduates taking courses in biology, geography and Earth sciences, who require an introduction to ecology. Studies of human ecology are integrated into the text, and the links to related disciplines are emphasised. The text begins with the ecology of individual organisms and moves on, through communities and ecosystems, to global considerations of biogeography, co-evolution and conservation. Case histories, historical perspectives, controversial theories and extension material are highlighted throughout Ecology: Principles and Applications. The second edition has been brought up to date with current syllabuses by the addition of further material on the key issue of conservation, giving excellent coverage of the principles of conservation and using case studies to provide examples of conservation policies in practice. The authors are experienced teachers of ecology at sixth form and undergraduate level.

"[...] a good readable textbook on ecology, which will be very useful to its targeted readership"
– Tony Browne, The Open University Geological Society



1. Introduction
2. The individual
3. Autecology
4. Population dynamics
5. Population regulation
6. Ecological genetics
7. Behavioural ecology
8. Sociobiology
9. The environment
10. Habitats and niches
11. Trophic levels
12. Energy transfer
13. Nutrient cycling and pollution
14. Communities
15. Ecosystems
16. Succession
17. Biomes
18. Biogeography
19. Co-evolution
20. Conservation principles
21. Conservation in practice


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