Elements of Ecology, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert Leo Smith / Thomas M. Smith  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
704
Pub.-date
May 2015
ISBN13
9781292077406
ISBN
1292077409
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Description

Elements of Ecology, Ninth Edition continues to explain ecological processes clearly and concisely, with a greater emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition discusses issues of human ecology throughout the text and provides a greater variety of opportunities for students to learn, practice, and develop quantitative and analytical skills. Current research examples and other content updates are supported by more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs, and tables.

 With Elements of Ecology, 9/e you can:

  • Help Students Interpret and Analyze Ecology Data: New and expanded in-text instruction and practice is provided in Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions, in-depth Quantifying Ecology boxes, and Analyzing Ecological Data case studies.  Many are expanded and assignable in MasteringBiology.
  • Keep Your Course Current and Relevant while also keeping students focused on learning essential concepts: With updated “Field Studies” and research references throughout, the Ninth Edition also provides a streamlined discussion on metapopulations and integrates human ecology concepts into all chapters. 

 

MasteringBiology® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

Help Students Interpret and Analyze Data

  • Expanded Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions challenge students to pull information from graphs and data tables and to consider different outcomes.
  • Expanded Quantifying Ecology boxes now appear in every chapter and delve into selected chapter topics in greater detail to explain the related interpretation of ecological data, quantitative methods, and mathematical models.
  • Further Readings at the end of each chapter emphasize how the text is based on real scientific studies. These Further Readings are annotated to explain their relevance to the student/instructor.

 Keep Your Course Current and Relevant while also keeping students focused on learning essential concepts.

  • NEW!  Human Ecology discussions are now integrated throughout each chapter in an “Ecological Issues and Applications” section. This material, which was previously found Chapters 28, and 29, has been streamlined and is now presented in context with basic ecology concepts to emphasize the relevance of ecology to understanding and addressing environmental concerns.  Each section is followed by a set of critical thinking questions.
  • NEW! Chapter 27 Global Climate Change has been completely updated and incorporates current data and examples.
  • NEW!  Streamlined discussions on metapopulations provide a more accessible introduction to these topics by moving this material from a separate chapter (12) to the chapters on population structure (Chapter 8) and landscape ecology (Chapter 20),
  • NEW! A dramatically-revised art program features more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs and tables.
  • UPDATED! Field Studies discuss ecological research performed by young up-and-coming scientists, and challenge students to interpret the results of the featured research.

 

MasteringBiology® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Personalize Learning with MasteringBiology®

  • New! MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Specific features include:
  • MasteringBiology assignment options reinforce basic ecology concepts presented in each chapter for students to learn and practice outside of class.  
    • A wide variety of assignable and automatically-graded Coaching Activities , including GraphtIt, QuantifyIt, and InvestigateIt activities, allow students to practice and review key concepts and essential skills.
    • MapMaster Interactive map activities  act as a mini-GIS tool, allowing students to layer thematic maps for analyzing patterns and data at regional and global scales.  Multiple-choice and short-answer assessment questions are organized around the themes of ecosystems, physical environments, and populations.
    • Reading Questions keep students on track and allow them to test their understanding of ecology concepts.
  • MasteringBiology makes it easy for instructors to assign relevant applications and current topics as homework outside of class.
    • Current Events activities are regularly updated and require students to demonstrate their understanding of New York Times articles and ABC News video clips.  
    • InvestigateIt Activities allow students to further explore and analyze the Field Study examples provided in the text.
    • QuantifyIt and GraphIt coaching activities challenge students to practice basic data interpretation and analysis skills.

New to this Edition

Help Students Interpret and Analyze Data

  • Expanded Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions challenge students to pull information from graphs and data tables and to consider different outcomes.
  • Expanded Quantifying Ecology boxes now appear in every chapter and delve into selected chapter topics in greater detail to explain the related interpretation of ecological data, quantitative methods, and mathematical models.
  • Further Readings at the end of each chapter emphasize how the text is based on real scientific studies. These Further Readings are annotated to explain their relevance to the student/instructor.

 

Keep Your Course Current and Relevant while also keeping students focused on learning essential concepts.

  • Human Ecology discussions are now integrated throughout each chapter in an “Ecological Issues and Applications” section. This material, which was previously found Chapters 28, and 29, has been streamlined and is now presented in context with basic ecology concepts to emphasize the relevance of ecology to understanding and addressing environmental concerns.  Each section is followed by a set of critical thinking questions.
  • Chapter 27 Global Climate Change has been completely updated and incorporates current data and examples.
  • Streamlined discussions on metapopulations provide a more accessible introduction to these topics by moving this material from a separate chapter (12) to the chapters on population structure (Chapter 8) and landscape ecology (Chapter 20),
  • A dramatically-revised art program features more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs and tables.
  • Field Studies discuss ecological research performed by young up-and-coming scientists, and challenge students to interpret the results of the featured research.

MasteringBiology® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Personalize Learning with MasteringBiology®

  • MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Specific features include:
  • MasteringBiology assignment options reinforce basic ecology concepts presented in each chapter for students to learn and practice outside of class.  
    • A wide variety of assignable and automatically-graded Coaching Activities , including GraphtIt, QuantifyIt, and InvestigateIt activities, allow students to practice and review key concepts and essential skills.
    • MapMaster Interactive map activities  act as a mini-GIS tool, allowing students to layer thematic maps for analyzing patterns and data at regional and global scales.  Multiple-choice and short-answer assessment questions are organized around the themes of ecosystems, physical environments, and populations.
    • Reading Questions keep students on track and allow them to test their understanding of ecology concepts.
  • MasteringBiology makes it easy for instructors to assign relevant applications and current topics as homework outside of class.
    • Current Events activities are regularly updated and require students to demonstrate their understanding of New York Times articles and ABC News video clips.  
    • InvestigateIt Activities allow students to further explore and analyze the Field Study examples provided in the text.
    • QuantifyIt and GraphIt coaching activities challenge students to practice basic data interpretation and analysis skills.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature of Ecology

Chapter 2: Climate

Chapter 3: The Aquatic Environment

Chapter 4: The Terrestrial Environment

Chapter 5: Adaptation and Natural Selection

Chapter 6: Plant Adaptations to the Environment

Chapter 7: Animal Adaptations to the Environment

Chapter 8: Properties of Populations

Chapter 9: Population Growth

Chapter 10: Life History

Chapter 11: Intraspecific Population Regulation

Chapter 12: Species Interactions, Population Dynamics, and Natural Selection

Chapter 13: Interspecific Competition

Chapter 14: Predation

Chapter 15: Parasitism and Mutualism

Chapter 16: Community Structure

Chapter 17: Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities

Chapter 18: Community Dynamics

Chapter 19: Landscape Dynamics

Chapter 20: Ecosystem Energetics

Chapter 21: Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

Chapter 22: Biogeochemical Cycles

Chapter 23: Terrestrial Ecosystems

Chapter 24: Aquatic Ecosystems

Chapter 25: Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems

Chapter 26: Large-Scale Patterns of Biological Diversity

Chapter 27: Global Climate Change