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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
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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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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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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