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Main Title Ecology ; the experimental analysis of distribution and abundance /
Author Krebs, Charles J.
Publisher Harper & Row,
Year Published 1972
OCLC Number 01164656
ISBN 0060437707; 9780060437701
Subjects Ecology. ; Population. ; Biogeography. ; èOkologie ; èOkologie.--(DE-588)4043207-5
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Population biology ; Geographical distribution of animals and plants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  QH541.K67 NHEERL/AED Library/Narragansett,RI 01/01/1988
ELDM  QH541.K67 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 01/01/1988
Collation x, 694 pages : illustrations, maps, graphs, tables ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 644-684) and indexes.
Contents Notes
What is ecology? Introduction to the science of ecology -- The problem of distribution : populations. Factors limiting distributions : dispersal ; Factors limiting distributions : behavior ; Factors limiting distributions : interrelations with other organisms ; Factors limiting distributions : temperature ; Factors limiting distributions : moisture ; Factors limiting distributions : other physical and chemical factors ; Complications : adaptation -- The problem of abundance : populations. Population parameters ; Demographic techniques ; Population growth ; Species interactions : competition ; Species interactions : predation ; Natural regulation of population size ; Some examples of population studies ; Applied problems I : the optimum- yield problem ; Applied problems II : biological control -- Distribution and abundance at the community level. Community parameters ; The nature of the community ; Community change ; Community metabolism I : primary production ; Community metabolism II : secondary production ; Species diversity ; Community organization ; Evolutionary ecology -- Human ecology. Human population ; Food production -- Epilogue -- Appendix I. Estimation of the size of the marked population in capture-recapture studies -- Appendix II. Instantaneous and finite rates. This book is not an encyclopedia of ecology, but an introduction to its problems. It is not descriptive ecology, and will not tell students about the ecology of the seashore or the ecology of the alpine tundra. It approaches ecology as a series of problems, problems that are confined neither to the seashore nor to the alpine tundra, but are sufficiently general to be studied in either area.