Ecology: An Australian Perspective

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Peter Muecke Attiwill, Barbara A. Wilson
Oxford University Press, 2006 - Nature - 664 pages
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Shortlisted for The BPA Print Group Best Designed Tertiary and Further Education Book in the 55th Annual APA Book Design Awards 2007.Ecology: An Australian Perspective is uniquely and wholly Australian. It is the only textbook of ecology that deals comprehensively with the ecological principles and practice of plant and animal ecology in an Australian context. New to this edition: Four new chapters on population ecology New chapter on community ecology More on the fundamental theory of ecology New structure to better fit the way ecology is taught Congratulations to author PeterAttiwill who was made a member of the Order of Australia in the recent Queen's birthday honours for "service to science, particularly in the field of forest ecology, as an academic, researcher and author."

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Part One Introduction
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Ecology in Australia
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1 Some significant developments in ecology
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Barbara J. Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the University of Illinois, she ws on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara for 12 years. Her research focuses on the social and psychological effects of mass media on youth. She is coauthor of three book volumes of the National Television Violence Study (1997-1998). In addition, she has published more than 50 scientific articles and chapters on media effects and their implications for public policy. Recent projects include children's emotional reactions to television news and adolescents' interpretations of sexual messages in the media. Professor Wilson has served as a consultant for Nickelodeon, the National Association of Television Program Executives, and Discovery Channel Pictures. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication and serves on the editorial boards of several other academic journals.

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