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Ecology

International Edition

Fifth Edition

William D. Bowman, Sally D. Hacker

October 2020

ISBN: 9781605359281

744 pages
Paperback

In Stock

Price: £49.99

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The bestselling textbook for undergraduate ecology courses, Ecology is an easy-to-read and well-organized text for instructors and students to explore the basics of the field. Bowman and Hacker motivate students with an engaging case study-driven, conceptual approach that highlights relevant applications and data-driven examples.

  • The bestselling textbook for undergraduate ecology courses, Ecology is an easy-to-read and well-organized text for instructors and students to explore the basics of the field.
  • Introduces students to the beauty and importance of ecology, without presenting them wih too much material or boring them with unnecessary detail

About the Author(s)

William D. Bowman, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sally D. Hacker, Oregon State University, Corvallis

William D. Bowman is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Mountain Research Station at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Sally D. Hacker is Professor of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University, Corvallis.

Table of Contents

    1. The Web of Life
    Unit 1: Organisms and Their Environment
    2. The Physical Environment
    3. The Biosphere
    4. Coping with Environmental Variation: Temperature and Water
    5. Coping with Environmental Variation: Energy
    Unit 2: Evolutionary Ecology
    6. Evolution and Ecology
    7. Life History
    8. Behavioral Ecology
    Unit 3: Populations
    9. Population Distribution and Abundance
    10. Population Dynamics
    11. Population Growth and Regulation
    Unit 4: Species Interactions
    12. Predation
    13. Parasitism
    14. Competition
    15. Mutualism and Commensalism
    Unit 5: Communities
    16. The Nature of Communities
    17. Change in Communities
    18. Biogeography
    19. Species Diversity in Communities
    Unit 6: Ecosystems
    20. Production
    21. Energy Flow and Food Webs
    22. Nutrient Supply and Cycling
    Unit 7: Applied and Large-Scale Ecology
    23. Conservation Biology
    24. Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Management
    25. Global Ecology
    Appendix: Some Metric Measurements Used in Ecology

Reviews

"Ecology is a well-structured and sufficiently detailed introductory exposure to the field of ecology, with excellent supporting materials to enable a quantitative understanding of the fundamentals of ecology." - Brian Benscoter, Florida Atlantic University

"A great ecology text with all the major concepts introduced and clear examples needed to give undergraduates a solid background in ecology." - Stephen Conrad, Indiana Wesleyan University

"Ecology is an easy-to-ready text that is engaging for students and has broad coverage of the topics that are central to ecology." - Blaine Griffen, Brigham Young University

"Ecology presents material in a very effective way, while also bringing in lots of real world literature and captivating examples." - Patrick Cain, George Gwinnett College