2nd Edition

BIOS Instant Notes in Ecology




ISBN 9781859962572
Published June 29, 2001 by Taylor & Francis
352 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

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.

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.

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'...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