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Ecology : individuals, populations, and communities

Author: Michael Begon; John L Harper; Colin R Townsend
Publisher: Boston : Blackwell Scientific Publications ; Brookline Village, Mass. : Distributors, USA, Publishers' Business Services, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Studies on animals and plants are integrated throughout, and there are several chapters dealing with topics that generally receive little attention. Mathematical and laboratory studies are described  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Begon; John L Harper; Colin R Townsend
ISBN: 0865421110 9780865421110 9780632023448 0632023449
OCLC Number: 20133553
Description: xii, 945 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Organisms : Introduction; The match between organisms and their environments; Conditions; Resources; Life and death in unitary and modular organisms; Migration and dispersal in space and time. Part 2: Interactions : Introduction; Intraspecific competition; Interspecific competition; The nature of predation; The behaviour of predators; The population dynamics of predation; Decomposers and detritivores; Parasitism and disease; Mutualism. Part 3: Two overviews : Introduction; Life history variation; Abundance. Part 4: Communities : Introduction; Practical manipulations of abundance: killing, culling and conserving; The nature of the community; The flux matter through communities; The influence of competition on community structure; The influence of predation and disturbance on community structure; Islands, areas and colonization; Community stability and community structure; Patterns of species richness.
Responsibility: Michael Begon, John L. Harper, Colin R. Townsend.
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