Advanced textbook. Contents: Part 1: Basic Ecological Principles and Concepts; Part 2: The Habitat Approach; Part 3: Applications and Technology. Odum also sought for the textbook to fulfil three functions: on macroscopic ecology as it relates to human affairs; as an undergraduate/graduate textbook; and finally as a comprehensive reference work on principles, environments, and ecological technology.
Preface. Eugene P. Odum and Gary W. Barrett. 1. The Scope of Ecology. 2. The Ecosystem. 3. Energy in Ecological Systems. 4. Biogeochemical Cycles. 5. Limiting and Regulatory Factors. 6. Population Ecology. 7. Community Ecology. 8. Ecosystem Development. 9. Landscape Ecology. 10. Regional Ecology: Major Ecosystem Types and Biomes. 11. Global Ecology. 12. Statistical Thinking for Students of Ecology. Glossary. References. Index.