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Ecology : individuals, populations and communities / Michael Begon, John L. Harper, Colin R. Townsend

Main Author Begon, Michael Coauthor Harper, John L.
Townsend, Colin R.
Country Reino Unido. Edition 3rd ed Publication Oxford : Blackwell Science, cop. 1996 Description XII, 1068 p. : il. ; 26 cm ISBN 0-632-03801-2 CDU 502
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
BGUM 502 - B Available 190959
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This is the leading textbook of general ecology, with an unsurpassed world--wide reputation. While maintaining the basic structure of previous editions, this third edition is extensively rewritten to produce a forward--looking teaching resource that will lead the field to the end of the decade.

Largely rewritten and fully updated.
Maintains the balance between plant and animal ecology.
Greatly expanded coverage of applied ecology.
New chapter on conservation and sustainability.
Completely new two colour artwork.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part I Organisms
  • Introduction
  • The Match between Organisms and their Environments
  • Conditions
  • Resources
  • Life and Death in Unitary and Modular Organisms
  • Dispersal, Dispersion and Migration in Space and Time
  • Part II
  • Introduction
  • Intraspecific Competition
  • Interspecific Competition
  • The Nature of Predation; The Behaviour of Predators
  • The Population Dynamics of Predation
  • Decomposers and Detritivores
  • Parasitism and Disease
  • Symbiosis and Mutualism
  • Part III
  • Introduction
  • Life-History Variation
  • Abundance; Manipulating Abundance
  • Killing and Culling
  • Part IV
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of the Community
  • The Influence of Predation and Disturbance on Community Structure
  • The Flux of Energy through Communities
  • The Flux of Matter through Communities
  • The Influence of Competition on Community Structure
  • Food Webs
  • Islands, Areas and Colonization
  • Patterns in Species Richness
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Organism Index
  • Subject Index

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