Introduction to Ecology

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Wiley, 1973 - Ecology - 621 pages

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
2 The Broad Divisions of the Earth
7
The Clash with Evolutionists over Animal Geography
51
9 Animal Communities by Feeding Habit
129
PART 4
132
The Transformation of Energy by Plants
145
AND PLANTS 11 The Transformation of Energy through the Animal Community
167
EVOLUTIONARY
179
32The Population Consequences of Stress
457
The Hypothesis of Control by Group Behavior
463
The Checks on Plant Numbers
471
Mouse Plagues and the Fluctuating Numbers of Arctic Animals
481
The Natural Regulation of Numbers
497
The Commonness and Rarity of Species
509
The Hypervolume and the Broken Stick
521
Why Are There More Species in Some Places Than Others?
533

Eltonian Structure in the Open Sea and the Smallness
181
29 On Limits and Tolerance
273
Competition and the Real World
299
The Logistic Model
309
23 A Model of Competition between Species Leads to the Exclusion
335
24 An Ecologists View of Species
341
Succession Revisited
549
Synthesis
573
References
583
Photo Credits
601
Copyright

About the author (1973)

Paul Colinvaux is senior research scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, and professor emeritus, The Ohio State University. He has published extensively on ecological topics and hosted the twenty-part PBS series, "What Ecology Really Says," He lives in Woods Hole, MA.

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