Ecology: Concepts and Applications
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Jan 16, 2015 - 592 pages
Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
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abundance algae animals ants aquatic average beetles biological biomass birds chapter climate colonies competition concentration Concept coral cycle desert distribution disturbance earth’s ecologists ecology ecosystems El Niņo energy environment environmental Eurasian collared doves experiment experimental extinction factors feeding females Figure fish genetic global green woodhoopoes habitat herbivores higher human increased individuals influence insects interactions intertidal zone islands keystone species lakes LEARNING OUTCOMES levels live lower males mammals mating mountain mutualistic naked mole rats Niņo nitrogen number of species nutrient ocean organisms OUTCOMES After studying patches patterns phosphorus photosynthesis plants plots population density population growth potential predators predict prey primary production produce rain forest range reduced reef relationship reproduction Review river sample seeds snowshoe hare soil species richness stream studying this section surface survival survivorship curve temperate temperature terrestrial tion trees tropical variation