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Ecology 2

Author: Paul Colinvaux
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This updated ecology textbook addresses the issue of diversity using a palaeoecological understanding of the time scales involved. It stresses natural selection and contingency in order to explain  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Colinvaux
ISBN: 0471558605 9780471558606
OCLC Number: 27678175
Description: xvi, 688 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: The Science of the Universe --
pt. 1. Energy. Ch. 2. The Energy Flow Paradigm. Ch. 3. Ecological Efficiency and Plant Design. Ch. 4. The Ecological Efficiency of Animals. Ch. 5. Heat Budgets and Life Forms. Ch. 6. The Energetics of Lifestyle. Ch. 7. Climate --
pt. 2. Diversity. Ch. 8. The Competition Hypothesis. Ch. 9. The Ecology of the Origin of Species. Ch. 10. The Natural Regulation of Numbers. Ch. 11. Strategies of Species Populations. Ch. 12. The Cause and Consequence of Sex. Ch. 13. Social Diversity: Territory, Mating Systems, and Group Living. Ch. 14. Predation as Diversity Inducer. Ch. 15. Coevolution: Mutualists, Defenders, and Mimics. Ch. 16. Toward A General Theory of Species Diversity --
pt. 3. Community. Ch. 17. The Ecologist's Time Machine. Ch. 18. The Geography of Communities. Ch. 19. Phytosociology. Ch. 20. Ecological Succession. Ch. 21. Communities on Islands. Ch. 22. Food Webs and Community Persistence --
pt. 4. System. Ch. 23. Ecosystems Defined by Cycles. Ch. 24. Productivity. Ch. 25. The Soil. Ch. 26. Lakes: Type Specimens of Aquatic Ecosystems. Ch. 27. An Ecologist's View of the Oceans. Ch. 28. The Origin and Maintenance of the Air. Ch. 29. Postscript: The Human Impact.
Other Titles: Ecology II.
Ecology two.
Responsibility: Paul Colinvaux.
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