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Ecology : From Individuals to Ecosystems.

Author: Michael Begon
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Providing a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the principles of ecology, this book aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems. It includes three chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a scientific approach to the ecological problems facing mankind discussion of over 800 studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Begon
ISBN: 9781405151986 1405151986
OCLC Number: 437159270
Description: 1 online resource (758 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Ecology and its Domain; Chapter 1 Organisms in their Environments: the Evolutionary Backdrop; Chapter 2 Conditions; Chapter 3 Resources; Chapter 4 Life, Death and Life Histories; Chapter 5 Intraspecific Competition; Chapter 6 Dispersal, Dormancy and Metapopulations; Chapter 7 Ecological Applications at the Level of Organisms and Single-Species Populations: Restoration, Biosecurity and Cons; Chapter 8 Interspecific Competition; Chapter 9 The Nature of Predation; Chapter 10 The Population Dynamics of Predation; Chapter 11 Decomposers and Detritivores. Chapter 12 Parasitism and DiseaseChapter 13 Symbiosis and Mutualism; Chapter 14 Abundance; Chapter 15 Ecological Applications at the Level of Population Interactions: Pest Control and Harvest Management; Chapter 16 The Nature of the Community: Patterns in Space and Time; Chapter 17 The Flux of Energy through Ecosystems; Chapter 18 The Flux of Matter through Ecosystems; Chapter 19 The Influence of Population Interactions on Community S.

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Providing a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the principles of ecology, this book aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems. It includes three chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a scientific approach to the ecological problems facing mankind discussion of over 800 studies.

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