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Ecology Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 0470667109
Release 2010-02
Pages 1024
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Ecology Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 9781405151986
Release 2009-02-11
Pages 752
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Ecology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ecology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ecology book for free.

Eucalypt Ecology

Eucalypt Ecology Author Jann Williams
ISBN-10 052149740X
Release 1997-11-13
Pages 430
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Comprehensive review of eucalypt ecology, from genetics to conservation.

Individual Based Models and Approaches In Ecology

Individual Based Models and Approaches In Ecology Author D. L. DeAngelis
ISBN-10 9781351090360
Release 2018-01-18
Pages 545
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Until fairly recently, populations were handled as homogenized averages, which made modeling feasible but which ignored the essential fact that in any population there is a great variety of individuals of different ages, sizes, and degrees of fitness. Recently, because of the increased availability of affordable computer power, approaches have been developed which are able to recognize individual differences. Individual-based models are of great use in the areas of aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape or physiological ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape or physiological ecology, and agriculture. This book discusses which biological problems individual-based models can solve, as well as the models' inherent limitations. It explores likely future directions of theoretical development in these models, as well as currently feasible management applications and the best mathematical approaches and computer languages to use. The book also details specific applications to theory and management.

Essentials of Ecology 4th Edition

Essentials of Ecology  4th Edition Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 9781118802373
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 480
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Essentials of Ecology presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. This new edition has been updated throughout, with new, full-color illustrations, and comes with an accompanying website with downloadable illustrations, multiple-choice questions, and interactive models.

Individual based Modeling and Ecology

Individual based Modeling and Ecology Author Volker Grimm
ISBN-10 9781400850624
Release 2013-11-28
Pages 448
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Individual-based models are an exciting and widely used new tool for ecology. These computational models allow scientists to explore the mechanisms through which population and ecosystem ecology arises from how individuals interact with each other and their environment. This book provides the first in-depth treatment of individual-based modeling and its use to develop theoretical understanding of how ecological systems work, an approach the authors call "individual-based ecology." Grimm and Railsback start with a general primer on modeling: how to design models that are as simple as possible while still allowing specific problems to be solved, and how to move efficiently through a cycle of pattern-oriented model design, implementation, and analysis. Next, they address the problems of theory and conceptual framework for individual-based ecology: What is "theory"? That is, how do we develop reusable models of how system dynamics arise from characteristics of individuals? What conceptual framework do we use when the classical differential equation framework no longer applies? An extensive review illustrates the ecological problems that have been addressed with individual-based models. The authors then identify how the mechanics of building and using individual-based models differ from those of traditional science, and provide guidance on formulating, programming, and analyzing models. This book will be helpful to ecologists interested in modeling, and to other scientists interested in agent-based modeling.

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity Author Andrea Belgrano
ISBN-10 9780124170209
Release 2015-07-25
Pages 312
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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services. Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management

Ecology From Individuals to Ecosystems

Ecology  From Individuals to Ecosystems Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781478447191
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 94
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Ecology, From Individuals to Ecosystems. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Infectious Disease Ecology

Infectious Disease Ecology Author Richard S. Ostfeld
ISBN-10 9781400837885
Release 2010-12-16
Pages 520
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News headlines are forever reporting diseases that take huge tolls on humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and both cultivated and native plants worldwide. These diseases can also completely transform the ecosystems that feed us and provide us with other critical benefits, from flood control to water purification. And yet diseases sometimes serve to maintain the structure and function of the ecosystems on which humans depend. Gathering thirteen essays by forty leading experts who convened at the Cary Conference at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in 2005, this book develops an integrated framework for understanding where these diseases come from, what ecological factors influence their impacts, and how they in turn influence ecosystem dynamics. It marks the first comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the rich and complex linkages between ecology and disease, and provides conceptual underpinnings to understand and ameliorate epidemics. It also sheds light on the roles that diseases play in ecosystems, bringing vital new insights to landscape management issues in particular. While the ecological context is a key piece of the puzzle, effective control and understanding of diseases requires the interaction of professionals in medicine, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, forestry, agriculture, and ecology. The essential resource on the subject, Infectious Disease Ecology seeks to bridge these fields with an ecological approach that focuses on systems thinking and complex interactions.


Ecology Author Christian Leveque
ISBN-10 1578082943
Release 2003-01-10
Pages 472
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Eleven plants were chosen so as to cover a wide range of biological characteristics (perennial, annual, autogamous, allogamous, etc.) in this study. Three chapters on methodology complement these studies. The first is devoted to the use of biological and molecular markers to analyse the diversity of collections, the second addresses data analysis, and the third describes a method for constituting core collectaions based on maximization of variability.

Life in the Himalaya

Life in the Himalaya Author Maharaj K. Pandit
ISBN-10 9780674971745
Release 2017-06-19
Pages 384
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The collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago created the Himalaya, along with massive glaciers, intensified monsoon, turbulent rivers, and an efflorescence of ecosystems. Today, the Himalaya is at risk of catastrophic loss of life. Maharaj Pandit outlines the mountain’s past in order to map a way toward a sustainable future.

Practical Field Ecology

Practical Field Ecology Author C. Philip Wheater
ISBN-10 0470976705
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 388
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This book introduces experimental design and data analysis / interpretation as well as field monitoring skills for both plants and animals. Clearly structured throughout and written in a student-friendly manner, the main emphasis of the book concentrates on the techniques required to design a field based ecological survey and shows how to execute an appropriate sampling regime. The book evaluates appropriate methods, including the problems associated with various techniques and their inherent flaws (e.g. low sample sizes, large amount of field or laboratory work, high cost etc). This provides a resource base outlining details from the planning stage, into the field, guiding through sampling and finally through organism identification in the laboratory and computer based data analysis and interpretation. The text is divided into six distinct chapters. The first chapter covers planning, including health and safety together with information on a variety of statistical techniques for examining and analysing data. Following a chapter dealing with site characterisation and general aspects of species identification, subsequent chapters describe the techniques used to survey and census particular groups of organisms. The final chapter covers interpreting and presenting data and writing up the research. The emphasis here is on appropriate wording of interpretation and structure and content of the report.

Molecular Ecology

Molecular Ecology Author Joanna R. Freeland
ISBN-10 9781119993087
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 464
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Molecular Ecology, 2nd Edition provides an accessible introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book takes a logical and progressive approach to uniting examples from a wide range of taxonomic groups. The straightforward writing style offers in depth analysis whilst making often challenging subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to the reader. The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology and gives a review of genetics and discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research, and a chapter devoted to the newly emerging field of ecological genomics. The second half of the book covers specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics. The new edition provides a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to the field, emphasising new types of analyses and including current examples and techniques whilst also retaining the information-rich, highly readable style which set the first edition apart. Incorporates both theoretical and applied perspectives Highly accessible, user-friendly approach and presentation Includes self-assessment activities with hypothetical cases based on actual species and realistic data sets Uses case studies to place the theory in context Provides coverage of population genetics, genomics, phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics.

Perspectives in Ecological Theory

Perspectives in Ecological Theory Author Jonathan Roughgarden
ISBN-10 9781400860180
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 404
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This volume presents an overview of current accomplishments and future directions in ecological theory. The twenty-three chapters cover a broad range of important topics, from the physiology and behavior of individuals or groups of organisms, through population dynamics and community structure, to the ecology of ecosystems and the geochemical cycles of the entire biosphere. The authors focus on ways in which theory, whether expressed mathematically or verbally, can contribute to defining and solving fundamental problems in ecology. A second aim is to highlight areas where dialogue between theorists and empiricists is likely to be especially rewarding. The authors are R. M. Anderson, C. W. Clark, M. L. Cody, J. E. Cohen, P. R. Ehrlich, M. W. Feldman, M. E. Gilpin, L. J. Gross, M. P. Hassell, H. S. Horn, P. Kareiva, M.A.R. Koehl, S. A. Levin, R. M. May, L. D. Mueller, R. V. O'Neill, S. W. Pacala, S. L. Pimm, T. M. Powell, H. R. Pulliam, J. Roughgarden, W. H. Schlesinger, H. H. Shugart, S. M. Stanley, J. H. Steele, D. Tilman, J. Travis, and D. L. Urban. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Parasites in Ecological Communities

Parasites in Ecological Communities Author Melanie J. Hatcher
ISBN-10 9781139496988
Release 2011-06-16
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Interactions between competitors, predators and their prey have traditionally been viewed as the foundation of community structure. Parasites – long ignored in community ecology – are now recognized as playing an important part in influencing species interactions and consequently affecting ecosystem function. Parasitism can interact with other ecological drivers, resulting in both detrimental and beneficial effects on biodiversity and ecosystem health. Species interactions involving parasites are also key to understanding many biological invasions and emerging infectious diseases. This book bridges the gap between community ecology and epidemiology to create a wide-ranging examination of how parasites and pathogens affect all aspects of ecological communities, enabling the new generation of ecologists to include parasites as a key consideration in their studies. This comprehensive guide to a newly emerging field is of relevance to academics, practitioners and graduates in biodiversity, conservation and population management, and animal and human health.

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology Author Alan Hastings
ISBN-10 9780520269651
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 823
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"A bold and successful attempt to illustrate the theoretical foundations of all of the subdisciplines of ecology, including basic and applied, and extending through biophysical, population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology is a compendium of clear and concise essays by the intellectual leaders across this vast breadth of knowledge."--Harold Mooney, Stanford University "A remarkable and indispensable reference work that also is flexible enough to provide essential readings for a wide variety of courses. A masterful collection of authoritative papers that convey the rich and fundamental nature of modern theoretical ecology."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University "Theoretical ecologists exercise their imaginations to make sense of the astounding complexity of both real and possible ecosystems. Imagining a real or possible topic left out of the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology has proven just as challenging. This comprehensive compendium demonstrates that theoretical ecology has become a mature science, and the volume will serve as the foundation for future creativity in this area."--Fred Adler, University of Utah "The editors have assembled an outstanding group of contributors who are a great match for their topics. Sometimes the author is a key, authoritative figure in a field; and at other times, the author has enough distance to convey all sides of a subject. The next time you need to introduce ecology students to a theoretical topic, you'll be glad to have this encyclopedia on your bookshelf."--Stephen Ellner, Cornell University “Everything you wanted to know about theoretical ecology, and much that you didn’t know you needed to know but will now! Alan Hastings and Louis Gross have done us a great service by bringing together in very accessible form a huge amount of information about a broad, complicated, and expanding field.”--Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Ecology Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 0865427585
Release 1998
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Ecology on CD–ROM is a multimedia complement to the bestselling textbook by the same authors. The CD–ROM consists of 25 Tutorials specially adapted from the chapters of the book and assisted by a diverse collection of media: video clips, animations, photographs and graphic artwork, interactive models and access to seminal texts. In addition, browsing and searching are cleverly facilitated through a searchable Glossary that hyperlinks to relevant Tutorial topics. Media Galleries for seminal texts, images and video give direct access to some of the media items. There are also collections of Interactive Models and Atlases of Terrestrial Biomes and Aquatic Environments. Click on the buttons above to view more about some of the features. 25 Interactive Tutorials: Each chapter of the book has been adapted for multimedia presentation, with the assistance of video clips, animations and more. One Hour of Video: Fifteen leading ecologists contribute their views: Mike Begon, Jim Bull, Margaret Davis, John Harper, John Krebs, John Lawton, Bruce Lewin, Richard Lewontin, Robert May, Jacqueline McGlade, Naomi Pearce, David Raffaelli, Nils Stenseth, David Tilman, Jeff Waage Video ClipsOf Ecological Processes: Examples such as predation and mutualism. Interactive Models: Thirteen interactive models allow the user to explore mathematical models and equations in graphical form. In each model the user is ′walked through′ the various steps and parameters. Topics include: intra– and inter–specific competition, life history, predator–prey dynamics. Third and Second Animations: Animations are used to explain complex ecological processes such as succession, biomagnification and chaotic dynamics. 20 of the more detailed diagrams from the book are animated and explained stepwise with voice–over. Colour Photographs: The CD is richly illustrated with full colour photography and artwork throughout. 36 Printable Seminal Papers:Classics from the development of ecology, which can be printed as facsimiles of the original publication. Each paper is prefaced by a brief abstract to put each paper in a modern context. Searchable Glossary With hyperlinking to Tutorial Topics: A clever way of searching for information, which contains over 400 definitions, with links to related topics in the Tutorials. Biogeography Atlas: Two clickable maps (terrestrial and marine) describe the Earth′s major biomes and aquatic environments. Intuitive Navigation and Online Help.