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Invasive Species: A Very Short Introduction


Julie Lockwood, Dustin J. Welbourne

June 2023

Very Short Introductions

Invasive species have become a major environmental issue in ecosystems across the world. Julie Lockwood considers how plant and animal species are introduced to new environments; the ecological, social, and economic impacts they can have; and approaches to managing them, against the broader backdrop of environmental change.

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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, Biomedical Edition


Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, Mark Goodwin

November 2022

More than any other general biology text, Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, Biomedical Edition encourages students to be active learners. It sets them on a path towards a deeper understanding of the key biological concepts that underpin the study of biomedical science and allied disciplines, and a greater appreciation of biology as a dynamic experimental science.

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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life


Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, Mark Goodwin

July 2022

Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, more than any other general biology text, helps students to master the key concepts while viewing biology as a dynamic experimental science. It is the only book to make thinking like a biologist second nature.

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Conservation and the Genomics of Populations

Third Edition


Fred W. Allendorf, W. Chris Funk, Sally N. Aitken, Margaret Byrne, Gordon Luikart, Agostinho Antunes

February 2022

The third edition of this established textbook provides an updated and comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools required to understand how genetics can be used to conserve species, reduce threat of extinction, and manage species of ecological or commercial importance.

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The Marine Environment and Biodiversity


Michael Kent

January 2022

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this primer introduces the key features of the marine environment and explores the great diversity of life which the ocean supports, as well as discussing the threats to this environment and its biodiversity that result from human activity.

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Predator Ecology: Evolutionary Ecology of the Functional Response


John P. DeLong

September 2021

Predator-prey interactions are ubiquitous, govern the flow of energy up trophic levels, and strongly influence the structure of ecological systems. They are typically quantified using the functional response - the relationship between a predator's foraging rate and the availability of food.

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Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Charles Sheppard

April 2021

Very Short Introductions

Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse of ecosystems. Here, Charles Sheppard tells the fascinating story of how and where coral reefs are formed and the variety of marine life they support. He highlights the severe threats they face due to climate change, pollution, and over-exploitation, and the ongoing conservation efforts to save them.

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Ecology: International Edition

Fifth Edition


William D. Bowman, Sally D. Hacker

October 2020

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Ecology: A Very Short Introduction


Jaboury Ghazoul

August 2020

Very Short Introductions

Ecology is the science of how organisms interact with each other and with their environment to form communities and ecosystems. This book explains the principles of ecological thinking, how ecology affects our everyday lives, and how it guides environmental policy, especially in the light of current and future environmental challenges.

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Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts

Third Edition


Michel J. Kaiser, Martin J Attrill, Simon Jennings, David Thomas

August 2020

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation.

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Fishery Ecosystem Dynamics


Michael J. Fogarty, Jeremy S. Collie

July 2020

This book will illuminate the deep and often underappreciated connections between basic ecology and fishery science, and will explore the implications of these linkages in crafting management strategies for the 21st century.

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Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction


Mark V. Lomolino

July 2020

Very Short Introductions

Biogeography is the study of geographical variation in all characteristics of life, from genetic variation and differences in behaviour in species across regions, to geographic trends in diversity of whole communities. This book explains the key role played by geographical context in understanding the natural world.

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Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications


Kevin S. McCann, Gabriel Gellner

May 2020

This book continues the authoritative and established sequence of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert M. May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical science, encouraging the modern biologist to better understand the mathematics behind their theories.

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Conservation Biology


Bradley Cardinale, Richard Primack, James Murdoch

December 2019

If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Tides: A Very Short Introduction


David George Bowers, Emyr Martyn Roberts

November 2019

Very Short Introductions

The tide is important to Earth's climate, the biological productivity of our seas, and our hunt for renewable energy sources. It is also thought to have played a role in the evolution of life on Earth. This book explains the nature and cause of the tide, its observation and prediction, unusual tides, and their relevance to us.

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Conservation: A people-centred approach


Francis Gilbert, Hilary Gilbert

September 2019

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this concise, stimulating introduction to modern conservation biology, and the issues that constrain us from achieving sustainability aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further.

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An Introduction to Conservation Biology

Second Edition


Anna Sher, Richard Primack

September 2019

If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Essentials of Landscape Ecology


Kimberly A. With

July 2019

Presents the principles, theory, methods, and applications of landscape ecology and is supplemented by numerous examples and case studies from a variety of systems.

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Community Ecology

Second Edition


Gary G. Mittelbach, Brian J. McGill

June 2019

An accessible introduction to community ecology which looks at the linkages between communities separated in space (metacommunity dynamics), niche and neutral theory, the interplay between ecology and evolution (eco-evolutionary dynamics), and the influence of historical and regional processes in shaping patterns of biodiversity.

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Origins of Biodiversity: An Introduction to Macroevolution and Macroecology


Lindell Bromham, Marcel Cardillo

May 2019

The only introduction to macroevolution and macroecology to adopt an innovative enquiry-led, case study-based framework to encourage active learning and critical thinking.

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