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Ecology: Global Insights and Investigations

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By: Peter D Stiling

636 pages, colour photos, colour figures, colour maps, colour tables

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #190320 | ISBN-13: 9780071316675
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Peter Stiling, co-author of "Biology" by Brooker et al., has written a new first edition ecology text. The main goal in creating a new ecology text is to show how ecology is important in understanding global change. The book's main aim is to teach the basic principles of ecology and to relate these principles to many of the Earth's ecological problems.


1 An Introduction to Ecology

Section One: Evolutionary Ecology
2 Populations Genetics
3 Natural Selection, Speciation and Extinction
4 Behavioral Ecology

Section Two: Physiological Ecology
5 Temperature
6 Water
7 Nutrients

Section Three: Population Ecology
8 Demographic Techniques and Population Dispersion Patterns
9 Life Tables
10 Population Growth

Section Four: Species Interactions
11 Competition and Coexistence
12 Facilitation
13 Predation
14 Herbivory
15 Parasitism
16 Population Dynamics

Section Five: Biodiversity
17 Species Diversity
18 Species Richness Patterns
19 Species Richness and Community Function
20 Succession
21 Island Biogeography

Section Six: Biomes
22 Terrestrial Biomes
23 Marine Biomes
24 Freshwater Biomes

Section Seven: Ecosystems Ecology
25 Food Webs and Energy Flow
26 Biomass Production
27 Nutrient Cycling

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