Thrive in Ecology and Evolution

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OUP Oxford, Feb 14, 2013 - Science - 216 pages
The Thrive in Bioscience guides are written to help students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience.

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Features of the Thrive in Bioscience Series:
* Written by a group of highly experienced educators
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Titles in the series:

Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
by Lynne Cox, David Harris, and Catherine Pears
ISBN 9780199645480

Thrive in Cell Biology
by Qiuyu Wang, Chris Smith, and Emma Davis
ISBN 9780199697328

Thrive in Ecology and Evolution
by Alan Beeby and Ralph Beeby
ISBN 9780199644056

Thrive in Genetics
by Alison Thomas
ISBN 9780199694624
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamentals of ecology
1
Chapter 2 Evolution by natural selection
18
Chapter 3 The evolving population
45
Chapter 4 The ecology of the species
69
Chapter 5 Interactions between species
94
Chapter 6 The ecology of the community
120
Chapter 7 The ecology of the ecosystem
143
Chapter 8 The ecology of the earth
169
Glossary
193
Index
208
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About the author (2013)

Alan Beeby was formerly Reader in Ecology at London South Bank University. He has previously published two books in ecology - Applying Ecology (Chapman & Hall, 1993) and First Ecology (with Anne-Maria Brennan) which ran to three editions (1997, 2004, 2008), first with Chapman & Hall and subsequently with OUP. Dr Beeby graduated from the University of Salford with a combined honours degree in Zoology, Quaternary Biogeography and Geomorphology. His PhD at theUniversity of Leicester was on lead in the ecology of roadside verges (1978).Ralph Beeby is a postdoctoral researcher at Kings College, London, having previously completed a PhD with the Space and Atmospheric Physics group at Imperial College London on the absorption spectrum of atmospheric water vapour and its contribution to the greenhouse effect. He graduated in 2007 from Imperial College with an MSci (Hons) in Physics. His research interests include Fourier transform spectroscopy of greenhouse gases and their modelling and validation in climate changepredictions.

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