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RECORD NUMBER: 190 OF 719
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Ecology ; the experimental analysis of distribution and abundance /|
|Author||Krebs, Charles J.|
|Publisher||Harper & Row,|
|Subjects||Ecology. ; Population. ; Biogeography. ; èOkologie ; èOkologie.--(DE-588)4043207-5|
|Additional Subjects||Ecology ; Population biology ; Geographical distribution of animals and plants|
|Collation||x, 694 pages : illustrations, maps, graphs, tables ; 25 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 644-684) and indexes.
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.