Ecology: The Economy of Nature (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
656
Utgivningsdatum
2021-03-22
Upplaga
9th ed. 2021
Förlag
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Illustratör/Fotograf
Bibliographie
Illustrationer
Approx. 655 p.
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9781319383817
Ecology: The Economy of Nature (häftad)

Ecology: The Economy of Nature

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Available for the first time with Macmillan's new online learning tool, Achieve, Ecology: The Economy of Nature takes students through all of the key concepts of an ecology course. It challenges them along the way with questions that encourage critical thinking, whether about chapter concepts, quantitative tools, or figures. Achieve for Ecology: The Economy of Nature connects the interactive features and real-world examples in the book to rich digital resources that foster further understanding and application of ecology. Assets in Achieve support learning before, during, and after class for students, while providing instructors with class performance analytics in an easy-to-use interface.
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RICK RELYEA is the Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also serves as Director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George, a groundbreaking partnership between Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George. For the Jefferson Project, Rick leads a team of scientists, engineers, computer scientists, and artists who are using highly advanced science and technology to understand, predict, and enable resilient ecosystems.Together, the team has built the "Smartest Lake in the World" at Lake George (NY), using an intelligent sensor network, cutting-edge experiments, and advanced computer modeling. The research is currently expanding to other lakes in the region as The Jefferson Project builds the future of freshwater protection. From 1999 to 2014, Rick was at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2005, he was named the Chancellor's Distinguished Researcher and in 2014 he received the Tina and David Bellet Award for Teaching Excellence. From 2007 to 2014, he also served as the director of the university's field station, the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, where he oversaw a diverse set of ecological field courses and facilitated researchers from around the world. Rick has taught thousands of undergraduate students in introductory ecology, behavioral ecology, and evolution and nearly 200 undergraduate students have worked in his research group. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles in Ecology, Ecology Letters, American Naturalist, Environmental Pollution, PNAS, and other leading ecological journals. His research is recognized throughout the world and spans a wide range of ecological and evolutionary topics, including animal behavior, sexual selection, ecotoxicology, disease ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, and landscape ecology. Currently, his research focuses on aquatic habitats and the diverse species that live in these ecosystems. Rick is co-author on the best-selling Environmental Science for the AP Course, Third Edition.

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About the Authors Preface 1 Introduction: Ecology, Evolution, and the Scientific Method Part I: Life and the Physical Environment 2 Climates and Biomes 3 Adaptations to Aquatic Environments 4 Adaptations to Terrestrial Environments 5 Adaptations to Variable Environments Part II: Organisms 6 Evolution and Adaptation 7 Life Histories 8 Reproductive Strategies 9 Social Behaviors Part III: Populations 10 Population Distributions 11 Population Growth and Regulation 12 Population Dynamics Over Space and Time Part IV: Species Interactions 13 Predation and Herbivory 14 Parasitism and Infectious Diseases 15 Competition 16 Mutualism Part V: Communities and Ecosystems 17 Community Structure 18 Community Succession 19 Movement of Energy in Ecosystems 20 Movement of Elements in Ecosystems Part VI: Global Ecology 21 Landscape Ecology and Global Biodiversity 22 Conservation of Global Biodiversity Appendices Reading Graphs Statistical Tables Answers to "Analyzing Ecology" and "Graphing the Data" Glossary Index