Ecology of a Changing Planet

Ecology of a Changing Planet

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This text is ideal for either an ecology course with a strong environmental emphasis or an environmental science course that focuses heavily on ecological principles.The first introductory text to outline the fundamental ecological principles which provide the foundation for understanding environmental issues. A strong framework of applied ecology is used to explore specifics such as habitat fragmentation, acid deposition, and the emergence of new human diseases.show more

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  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 203.2 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013011202X
  • 9780130112026

Table of contents

I. DIVERSITY. 1. Ecology, Environmentalism, and the First Polluters. 2. Evolution and Natural Selection: The Heart of Ecology. 3. The Ecological Efficiency of Living Things. 4. Climate. 5. Biomes: The Great Vegetation Types. 6. Ecosystems, Nutrient Cycles, and Soil. 7. Aquatic Ecosystems. 8. Why Wetlands Aren't Worthless. II. POPULATION AND COMMUNITY ECOLOGY. 9. Populations and Resources: A Balancing Act. 10. Who Needs Sex Anyway? 11. Making Connections: Fisheries. 12. Predators, Parasites, and More. 13. Communities through Time: Changing Populations and Landscapes. 14. Ecological Succession: Rebuilding Ecosystems. 15. The How and Why of Tropical Biodiversity. 16. Peopling Earth. III. ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF CHANGING LAND USE. 17. Feeding the World 18. Pollution: The Other Face of Fertilizers and Pesticides. 19. Aspects of Tropical Development. 20. Habitat Fragmentation and Extinction. 21. Working to Save Biodiversity. 22. Atmosphere, Air Pollution, and Ozone. 23. Climate Change and Global Warming. 24. How Does Acid Deposition Affect Ecosystems? IV. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY. 25. The Use and Supply of Energy. 26. Disease. 27. Environmental Economics. 28. Environmental Legislation and Policy. 29. Peering into the Future. Glossary. References. Photo Credits. Index.show more

About Mark Bush

MARK B. BUSH is an Associate Professor of conservation biology at the Florida Institute of Technology. His BS and Ph.D. degrees were earned at the University of Hull in England.show more

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