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Ecology : individuals, populations, and communities

Author: Michael Begon; John L Harper; Colin R Townsend
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Begon; John L Harper; Colin R Townsend
ISBN: 1405111178 9781405111171
OCLC Number: 57639896
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: 784 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Preface.Introduction.Part 1. ORGANISMS .1. Organisms in their environments: the evolutionary backdrop.2. Conditions.3. Resources.4. Life, death and life histories.5. Intraspecific competition.6. Dispersal, dormancy and metapopulations.7. Ecological applications at the level of organisms and single-species populations Part 2. SPECIES INTERACTIONS.8. Interspecific competition.9. The nature of predation.10. The population dynamics of predation.11. Decomposers and detritivores.12. Parasitism and disease.13. Symbiosis and mutualism.14. Abundance.15. Ecological applications at the level of population interactions Part 3. COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS .16. The nature of the community.17. The flux of energy through ecosystems.18. The flux of matter through ecosystems.19. The influence of population interactions on community structure.20. Food webs.21. Patterns in species richness.22. Ecological applications at the level of communities and ecosystems.References.Organism Index.Subject Index
Responsibility: Michael Begon, John L. Harper, Colin R. Townsend.


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