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The economy of nature : a textbook in basic ecology

Author: Robert E Ricklefs
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

This fully revised edition offers up-to-date coverage of ideas, data and directions in modern ecology. With a balance of theory and principles plus examples of structure and function in natural  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Ricklefs
ISBN: 071672409X 9780716724094
OCLC Number: 27035369
Description: ix, 576 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: PART 1 Life and the Physical Environment: The Physical Environment; Adaptation to Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments; Climate, Topography, and Soils; The Diversirv of Biological Communities. PART 2 Ecosystems: Energy in the Ecosystem; Pathways of Elements in the Ecosystem; Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems; Regulation of Ecosystem Function. PART 3 Organisms: Homeostasis, Acclimation, and Developmental Response; Behaviour in Heterogeneous Environments; Life Histories; Sex, Family, and Society. PART 4 Populations: Population Structure; Population Growth and Regulation; Temporal and Spatial Dynamics; Population Genetics and Evolution; PART .5 Species Interactions: Relationships Among Species; Competition; Predation; Evolutionary Responses and Coevolution. PART 6 Communities Community Structure; Community Development; Biodiversity; History and Biogeography; PART 7 Ecological Applications: Extinction and Conservation; Development and Global Ecology. Appendix A: International System of Units; Appendix B: Conversion Factors
Responsibility: Robert E. Ricklefs.


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