Ecology: Individuals, Populations and Communities

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Blackwell Science, 1996 - Ecology - 1068 pages
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This is the fourth edition of a book that has been widely acknowledged as the higher-level ecology text of choice throughout the world for almost 20 years. The latest revision has been the most extensive so far. With discussion of around 750 new references to recent studies, "Begon, Townsend and Harper" moves from first principles to a vivid reflection of our understanding of ecology in the 21st century. But any tendency to become overwhelming has been avoided: judicious editing has ensured that this edition is significantly shorter and more focused than previously, and thorough redesigning has made the text more accessible visually. The section and chapter structure of the book has also been reshaped with, in particular, three new applied chapters reflecting the coming of age of a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankind."

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Colin R. Townsend is the Director of the Ecology, Conservation and Biodiversity Research Group at the University of Otago. He has published over 150 ecology papers and books, including the best-selling and award-winning "Ecology," 4th Edition, with co-authors Michael Begon and John L. Harper. He is also co-editor of the international journal "Freshwater Biology."

Michael Begon is Professor of Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He has authored several books in addition to Ecology and around 150 research articles. His current research interests are focused on the population ecology of pathogens in wildlife populations.

John L. Harper is an award-winning biologist and a leading figure in plant population biology. He has served as a council member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society and received the Darwin Arward in 1990. He is also the author of "Population Biology of Plants" and a co-author of "Ecology,

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