|Concepts of Ecology||
Concepts of Ecology
|160.00||approx. 7-9 days|
For sophomore/junior-level courses in Ecology.
Ideal for those studying ecology for the first time -whether or not they've had a first-year course in biology, this text explores the significant concepts of modern ecology using a minimum of jargon and only basic/simple mathematics.
abiotic factors - including air, insolation, precipitation, soils, nutrients, ionizing radiation, and fire
energy flow (with increased emphasis on decomposition)
I. ECOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEMS.1. Ecology as a Science.
II. THE ABIOTIC ENVIRONMENT.3. Minimums, Tolerances and the Medium.
III. ENERGY FLOW IN ECOSYSTEMS.6. Energy Fixation by Autotrophs.
IV. BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES AND ECOSYSTEMS.8. Gaseous and Sedimentary Nutrient Cycles.
V. POPULATION ECOLOGY.10. Population Growth and Structure.
VI. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY.12. The Structure and Function of Communities.
VII. MAJOR ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WORLD.14. Biomes, The Major Terrestrial Ecosystems.
VIII. HUMAN ECOLOGY.16. The Nature of Human Ecology.