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BIOS Instant Notes in Ecology

2nd Edition

By Aulay MacKenzie, Andy Ball, Sonia Virdee

Taylor & Francis

352 pages

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Paperback: 9781859962572
pub: 2001-06-15

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This book is designed to give students rapid and easy access to key ecological material to assist learning and revision. Key topics such as populations and interactions, ecosystems, population genetics, community patterns and many more are structured into manageable sections, each cross-referenced, to allow easy navigation through the information.


'…this text is one of the few that provides the beginner with an overview that is both concise and accurate. The authors are to be congratulated on producing such a useful text. This, matched with the price makes it an essential book for the library and student shelf.' - Trends in Genetics News

Table of Contents

A. Introduction to ecology. B. Adaptation to the environment. C. Climate. D. Water. E. Temperature. F. Radiation. G. Nutrients. H. Population ecology. I. Competition. J. Predation. K. Parasitism. L. Mutualism. M. Life history patterns. N. Behavioural ecology. O. Population genetics. P. Ecosystem processes. Q. Communities. R. Community dynamics. S. Biomes. T. Harvesting. U. Pest control. V. Conservation. W. Pollution and global warming. X. The ecology of agriculture. Further Reading. Index.

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science