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Main Title Ecology : from individuals to ecosystems /
Author Begon, Michael,
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Townsend, Colin R.
Harper, John L.
Publisher Blackwell Publishing,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 57675855
ISBN 9781405111171; 1405111178
Subjects Ecology--Textbooks ; èOkologie ; âEcologie ; èOkologie--(DE-588)4043207-5
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EKBM  QH541.B415 2006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/04/2013
Edition 4th ed.
Collation xii, 738 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 659-700) and index.
Contents Notes
Organisms in their environments : the evolutionary backdrop -- Conditions -- Resources -- Life, death and life histories -- Intraspecific competition -- Dispersal, dormancy and metapopulations -- Ecological applications at the level of organisms and single-species populations : restoration, biosecurity and conservation -- Interspecific competition -- The nature of predation -- The population dynamics of predation -- Decomposers and detritivores -- Parasitism and disease -- Symbiosis and mutualism -- Abundance -- Ecological applications at the level of population interactions : pest control and harvest management -- The nature of the community : patterns in space and time -- The flux of energy through ecosystems -- The flux of matter through ecosystems -- The influence of population interactions on community structure -- Food webs -- Patterns in species richness -- Ecological applications at the level of communities and ecosystems : management based on the theory of succession, food webs, ecosystem functioning and biodiversity.