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Ecology: A Very Short Introduction

Jaboury Ghazoul

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198831013

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

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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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.

  • Presents key ecological principles in the context of current environmental challenges
  • Demonstrates ecological concepts with a lively range of examples
  • Discusses the evolution of ecological thinking over time
  • Considers the role of ecology in tackling future environmental issues
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Jaboury Ghazoul, ETH Zurich and the University of Edinburgh

Jaboury Ghazoul is Professor of Ecosystem Management at ETH Zurich, and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes at the University of Edinburgh. As a tropical forest ecologist, Jaboury has worked in Southeast Asia, India, southern Africa, and Costa Rica and Colombia. He has published several previous books on tropical ecology and forests, including Forests: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2015)

Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of illustrations
    1: What is ecology?
    2: History of ecology
    3: Principles and theories
    4: The big questions
    5: Applied ecology
    6: Ecology in culture and politics
    7: The future of ecology
    Further reading
    Index

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