Ecology : from individuals to ecosystems / Michael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, John L. Harper
Contributor(s): Townsend, Colin R | Harper, John L.Material type: Book; Format: print Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2006Edition: 4th ed.Description: XII, 738 p. : gráf., il. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1-4051-1117-8.Subject(s): Ecología
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Begon, Townsend and Harper's Ecology has long been regarded as the definitive textbook on all aspects of ecology. This new edition continues to provide a comprehensive treatment of the subject from the first principles of ecology to a vivid reflection of our understanding of ecology in the 21st century. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition includes: three new chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankind discussion of over 750 new studies, updating the text throughout an updated, user-friendly design with margin notes and chapter summaries that serve as study aids dedicated website at www blackwellpublishing.com/begon. The resulting textbook is easy to use, lucid and up-to-date, and is the essential reference for all students whose degree program includes ecology and for practising ecologists.
Índice: Preface Part 1. ORGANISMS AND SINGLE SPECIES 1. Evolution in ecology 2. Conditions 3. Resources 4. Life, death and life histories 5. Intraspecific competition 6. Dispersal, dormancy and metapopulations 7. Ecological applications at the scale of organismsPart 2. SPECIES-INTERACTIONS8. Interspecific competition 9. The nature of predation 10. The population dynamics of predation 11. Decomposers and detritivores 12. Parasitism and disease 13. Symbiosis and mutualism 14. Abundance 15. Ecological applications at the scale of interactionsPart 3. COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS16. The nature of communities and ecosyste... Etc.