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Author Molles, Manuel C., Jr., 1948- author

Title Ecology : concepts and applications / Manuel C. Molles Jr. (University of New Mexico)
Edition Seventh edition
Published New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education, [2016]
©2016

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Description xxiii, 567 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents 1 Introduction to Ecology: Historical Foundations and Developing Frontiers -- Section I Natural History and Evolution -- 2 Life on Land -- 3 Life in Water -- 4 Population Genetics and Natural Selection -- Section II Adaptations to the Environment -- 5 Temperature Relations -- 6 Water Relations -- 7 Energy and Nutrient Relations -- 8 Social Relations -- Section III Population Ecology -- 9 Population Distribution and Abundance -- 10 Population Dynamics -- 11 Population Growth -- 12 Life Histories -- Section IV Interactions -- 13 Competition -- 14 Exploitative Interactions: Predation, Herbivory, Parasitism, and Disease -- 15 Mutualism -- Section V Communities and Ecosystems -- 16 Species Abundance and Diversity -- 17 Species Interactions and Community Structure -- 18 Primary Production and Energy Flow -- 19 Nutrient Cycling and Retention -- 20 Succession and Stability -- Section VI Large-Scale Ecology -- 21 Landscape Ecology -- 22 Geographic Ecology -- 23 Global Ecology -- Appendix Statistical Tables --
Summary Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-553) and index
Subject Ecology.
LC no. 2014019402
ISBN 9780077837280 (alkaline paper)
0077837282 (alkaline paper)
9781259254550
1259254550