Ecology: Theories and Applications

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Science - 638 pages
Integrates applied ecology, focusing on the real-world applications that are present throughout each subdiscipline of ecology. The text expands coverage of behavioural and ecosystems ecology, including a chapter on the life history theory which features sections on mating systems, sex ratios, habitat selection dispersal and age structure. The book also broadens materials on abiotic factors to include new discussions on such factors as nutrients, soil light, wind pH and salinity.

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Contents

Why and How to Study Ecology
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Why and How to Study Ecology
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Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Biology
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About the author (1999)

Peter Stiling" is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa. He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas. Dr. Soling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University. It was while he was teaching ecology at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad that the idea for this book was conceived. Dr. Stiling's research interests include plant-insect relationships, parasite-host relationships, biological control, restoration ecology, and the effects of elevated CO2 levels on native communities. He has published many scientific papers in journals such as "Ecology, Oikos," and "Oecologia" and was an editor for Oecologia. His field research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Nature Conservancy.

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