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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.

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.

Essentials of Ecology

Essentials of Ecology Author Colin R. Townsend
ISBN-10 1405103280
Release 2003
Pages 530
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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. In a concise, engaging style, this text outlines the essential principles of ecology from the theoretical fundamentals to their practical applications. Full color artwork, simple pedagogical features and a wide range of timely examples make this book an ideal introduction to ecology for students at all levels. The second edition of this successful text provides expanded coverage and over 400 references including 100 new examples reflecting the vibrancy of the field. More than a simple update, the new edition also features new artwork, an enhanced design, and additional integrated applications to make Essentials of Ecology up–to–date and relevant. Outstanding features of the second edition of Essentials of Ecology include: ∗ Dedicated website – study resources and web research questions provide students and instructors with an enhanced, interactive experience of the book ∗ Key Concepts – summarized at the beginning of each chapter ∗ Unanswered questions – highlighted throughout, emphasizing that in ecology, as in any science, we have much left to learn ∗ History boxes – outlining key landmarks in the development of ecology ∗ Quantitative boxes – allowing mathematical aspects of ecology to be explained thoroughly without interrupting the flow of the text ∗ Topical ECOncerns boxes – highlighting ethical, social and political questions in ecology ∗ Review questions – included at the end of each chapter

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.

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 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.

Laws Theories and Patterns in Ecology

Laws  Theories  and Patterns in Ecology Author Walter Dodds
ISBN-10 9780520260412
Release 2009-08-05
Pages 232
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"Physics and chemistry are distinguished from biology by the way generalizations are codified into theories tested by observation and experimentation. This work enumerates generalizations in ecology. It describes how the practice of science, in general, and ecology specifically, yields theories and laws." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology Author
ISBN-10 9780080914565
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 3120
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The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology Author Edward A. Johnson
ISBN-10 0080492959
Release 2010-07-20
Pages 720
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The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management. Includes coverage on six different disturbance processes: Wind, Gravity, Geomorphic, Hydrologic, Combustion, and Biotic Provides a clear explanation of how some of the physical processes of disturbance affect plant ecological processes Offers ecologists an up-to-date understanding of the physical processes and allows them to predict future affects of disturbances Unites two related fields by linking the disturbance processes and ecological responses Presents physical scientists with ideas of how they might usefully apply their knowledge to advance understanding of ecological systems

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Author Timothy Duane Schowalter
ISBN-10 9780123813510
Release 2011
Pages 633
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The third edition of Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach provides a modern perspective of insect ecology that integrates two approaches traditionally used to study insect ecology: evolutionary and ecosystem. This integration substantially broadens the scope of insect ecology and contributes to prediction and resolution of the effects of current environmental changes, as these affect and are affected by insects. The third edition includes an updated and expanded synthesis of feedback and interactions between insects and their environment. This updated material and a new chapter on applications of insect ecology to social and environmental issues effectively demonstrates how evolutionary and ecosystem approaches complement each other, with the intent of stimulating further integration of these approaches in experiments that address insect roles in ecosystems. Effective management of ecosystem resources depends on evaluation of the complex, often complementary, effects of insects on ecosystem conditions, as well as insect responses to changing conditions. . Timely revision of a key reference on insect ecology . Full coverage of ecosystem structure and function balanced with essential background on evolutionary aspects . New chapter on applications to issues such as pest management, ecosystem restoration, invasive species and environmental changes . Case studies highlight practical and theoretical applications for topics covered in each chapter

Individual based Modeling and Ecology

Individual based Modeling and Ecology Author Volker Grimm
ISBN-10 069109666X
Release 2005
Pages 428
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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.


Ecology Author J. L. Chapman
ISBN-10 0521588022
Release 1999
Pages 330
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The second edition has been brought up to date with current syllabuses by the addition of further material on the key issue of conservation providing coverage of the principles of conservation and using case studies to provide examples of conservation policies in practice.

Population Ecology

Population Ecology Author John H. Vandermeer
ISBN-10 0691114412
Release 2003
Pages 280
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How can the future number of deer, agricultural pests, or cod be calculated based on the present number of individuals and their age distribution? How long will it take for a viral outbreak in a particular city to reach another city five hundred miles away? In addressing such basic questions, ecologists today are as likely to turn to complicated differential equations as to life histories--a dramatic change from thirty years ago. Population ecology is the mathematical backbone of ecology. Here, two leading experts provide the underlying quantitative concepts that all modern-day ecologists need. John Vandermeer and Deborah Goldberg show that populations are more than simply collections of individuals. Complex variables such as the size distribution of individuals and allotted territory for expanding groups come into play when mathematical models are applied. The authors build these models from the ground up, from first principles, using a much broader range of empirical examples--from plants to animals, from viruses to humans--than do standard texts. And they address several complicating issues such as age-structured populations, spatially distributed populations, and metapopulations. Beginning with a review of elementary principles, the book goes on to consider theoretical issues involving life histories, complications in the application of the core principles, statistical descriptions of spatial aggregation of individuals and populations as well as population dynamic models incorporating spatial information, and introductions to two-species interactions. Complemented by superb illustrations that further clarify the links between the mathematical models and biology, Population Ecology is the most straightforward and authoritative overview of the field to date. It will have broad appeal among undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing ecologists.

Aboveground Belowground Linkages

Aboveground Belowground Linkages Author Richard D. Bardgett
ISBN-10 9780199546879
Release 2010-07-29
Pages 301
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Synthesises and evaluates recent advances concerning how species and their interactions influence terrestrial ecosystem processes, such as productivity, decomposition, nutrient cycling, and fluxes.

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.