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Ecology : an Australian perspective

Author: P M Attiwill; Barbara Anne Wilson
Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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This is the first ecological text that deals comprehensively with ecological principles and practice in an Australian context, with wholly Australian examples. There are four sections, dealing with the basics of climate soils and energy flows, major communities, the discipline itself, and major issues.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ecology.
South Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)644069887
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P M Attiwill; Barbara Anne Wilson
ISBN: 019551162X 9780195511628
OCLC Number: 223417513
Target Audience: For tertiary students.
Description: xxxi, 648 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Ecology in Australia --
2. The evolution of Australia's living biota --
3. Climate --
4. Soils --
5. Carbon flow, energy transformations, and productivity --
6. Population characteristics and dynamics --
7. Population control, regulation and extinction --
8. Life-history strategies --
9. Species interactions: direct effects --
10. Species interactions: indirect effects --
11. Ecological diversity --
12. The niche --
13. Success, disturbance, and fire --
14. Classification of plant communities --
15. The ecology of Australian deserts --
16. Grasslands --
17. Heaths and low open-forests --
18. Evolutionary convergence and sclerophylly in Mediterranean regions --
19. Woodlands and open-forests of Eastern Australia --
20. Monsoonal tropical Australia --
21. Forests --
22. Alpine landscapes --
23. Lakes and rivers --
24. The intertidal zone --
25. Indigenous land use --
26. Biodiversity, extinction, and threats --
27. Habitat fragmentation --
28. Pest plants and animals --
29. Salinity --
30. Global climate change --
31. El Niño --
32. Ozone depletion in Australia and the Antarctic --
33. Conservation policy in Australia --
34. Sampling and experimental design --
Glossary.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Attiwill & Barbara Wilson.

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Deals comprehensively with ecological principles and practice in plant and animal ecology in an Australian context, with wholly Australian examples. This book is a useful reference for students  Read more...

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