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Ecology : the experimental analysis of distribution and abundance

Author: Charles J Krebs
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Pearson Benjamin Cummings, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This majors-level text approaches ecology as a series of problems that are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krebs, Charles J.
Ecology.
San Francisco, CA : Pearson Benjamin Cummings, ©2009
(OCoLC)741987303
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Krebs
ISBN: 9780321507433 0321507436 0321604687 9780321604682
OCLC Number: 213835469
Description: xvi, 655 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Part one: What is ecology? --
Chapter 1. Introduction to the science of ecology --
chapter 2. Evolution and ecology --
chapter 3. Behavioral ecology --
Part two: Geographic distributions --
chapter 4. Methods for analyzing geographic distributions --
Cchapter 5. Factors that limit distributions I: biotic --
chapter 6. Factors that limit distributions II: abiotic --
chapter 7. Distribution and abundance --
Part three: The problem of abundance: populations --
chapter 8. Population parameters and demographic techniques --
chapter 9. Population growth --
chapter 10. Species interaction: competition --
chapter 11. Speciesinteraction: predation --
chapter 12. Species interaction: herbivory and mutualism --
chapter 13. Species interaction: disease and parasitism --
chapter 14. Regulation of population size --
chapter 15. Applied problems I: harvesting populations --
chapter 16. Applied problems Ii: pest control --
chapter 17. Applied problems III: conservation biology --
Part four: Distribution and abundance at the community level --
chapter 18. Community structure in time: succession --
chapter 19. Community structure in space: biodiversity --
chapter 20. Community dynamics I: predation and competition in equilibrial communities --
chapter 21. Community Dynamics II: disturbance and nonequilibrium communities --
chapter 22. Ecosystem metabolism I: primary production --
chapter 23. Ecosystem metabolism II: secondary production --
chapter 24. Ecosystem Metabolism III: nutrient cycles --
chapter 25. Ecosystem dynamics under changing climates --
chapter 26. Ecosystem heath and human impacts.
Responsibility: Charles J. Krebs.

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This majors-level text approaches ecology as a series of problems that are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning.
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