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Ecology : from individuals to ecosystems

Author: Michael Begon; Colin R Townsend; John L Harper
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
"Is unparalleled among ecology texts for its breadth of coverage of contemporary ecology and for its clear presentation of even the more complex topics. The coverage of population ecology is superb, and the presentation of all topics is enriched both by extremely clear illustrations and a rich use of examples of human relationships with the environment. It should be read by all aspiring ecologists and the professors  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Begon; Colin R Townsend; John L Harper
ISBN: 9781405111171 1405111178
OCLC Number: 57675855
Description: xii, 738 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Organisms in their environments : the evolutionary backdrop --
Conditions --
Resources --
Life, death and life histories --
Intraspecific competition --
Dispersal, dormancy and metapopulations --
Ecological applications at the level of organisms and single-species populations : restoration, biosecurity and conservation --
Interspecific competition --
The nature of predation --
The population dynamics of predation --
Decomposers and detritivores --
Parasitism and disease --
Symbiosis and mutualism --
Abundance --
Ecological applications at the level of population interactions : pest control and harvest management --
The nature of the community : patterns in space and time --
The flux of energy through ecosystems --
The flux of matter through ecosystems --
The influence of population interactions on community structure --
Food webs --
Patterns in species richness --
Ecological applications at the level of communities and ecosystems : management based on the theory of succession, food webs, ecosystem functioning and biodiversity.
Responsibility: Michael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, John L. Harper.
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This is the fourth edition of a book that has been widely acknowledged as the higher-level ecology text of choice throughout the world for almost twenty years. The latest revision has been the most  Read more...


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