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Ecology : the economy of nature.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Copyright date: New York : W.H. Freeman and Company, 2014Edition: 7th edition / Robert E. Ricklefs and Rick RelyeaDescription: 1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 28 cmISBN:
  • 9781429249959
  • 1429249951
Other title:
  • Economy of nature
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 577 23
LOC classification:
  • QH541 .R54 2014
Partial contents:
Introduction: Ecology, evolution, and the scientific method -- Part I: Life and the physical environment. Adaptations to aquatic environments -- Adaptations to terrestrial environments -- Adaptations to variable environments -- Climates and soils -- Terrestrial and aquatic biomes -- Part II: Organisms. Evolution and adaptation -- Life histories -- Reproductive strategies -- Social behaviors -- Part III: Populations. Population distributions -- Population growth and regulation -- Population dynamics over space and time -- Part IV: Species interactions. Predation and herbivory -- Parasitism and infectious diseases -- Competition -- Mutualism -- Part V: Communities and ecosystems. Community structure -- Community succession -- Movement of energy in ecosystems -- Movement of elements in ecosystems -- Part VI: Global ecology. Landscape ecology, biogeography, and global biodiversity -- Global conservation of biodiversity -- Appendices: Reading graphs -- Statistical tables -- Answers to analyzing ecology and graphing the data exercises -- Glossary.
Abstract: A comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of ecology. The fundamentals are illustrated by examples, many involving quantitative aspects.
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Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Yachay Tech 577 R5397e 2014 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 1 Available 005599
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Yachay Tech 577 R5397e 2014 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 2 Available 005600
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Jardín Botánico 577 R5397e 2014 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 3 Available 005601
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Previous edition: 2010.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Ecology, evolution, and the scientific method -- Part I: Life and the physical environment. Adaptations to aquatic environments -- Adaptations to terrestrial environments -- Adaptations to variable environments -- Climates and soils -- Terrestrial and aquatic biomes -- Part II: Organisms. Evolution and adaptation -- Life histories -- Reproductive strategies -- Social behaviors -- Part III: Populations. Population distributions -- Population growth and regulation -- Population dynamics over space and time -- Part IV: Species interactions. Predation and herbivory -- Parasitism and infectious diseases -- Competition -- Mutualism -- Part V: Communities and ecosystems. Community structure -- Community succession -- Movement of energy in ecosystems -- Movement of elements in ecosystems -- Part VI: Global ecology. Landscape ecology, biogeography, and global biodiversity -- Global conservation of biodiversity -- Appendices: Reading graphs -- Statistical tables -- Answers to analyzing ecology and graphing the data exercises -- Glossary.

A comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of ecology. The fundamentals are illustrated by examples, many involving quantitative aspects.

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