Ecology Concepts and Applications

Ecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: Anna Sher,Manuel C Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN: 9781259880056
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Concepts and Applications Book Excerpt:

Ecology: Concepts and Applications, 8th edition by Molles and Sher 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 receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel Carl Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780070294165
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Excerpt:

This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis or helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoetical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. Evolution is brought to center stage throughout the book, as it is needed to support understanding of major concepts. The discussion begins with a brief introduction to the nature and history of the discipline of ecology, followed by section I, which includes two chapters on natural history--life on land and life in water. The intent is to establish a common foundation of natural history upon which to base the later discussions of ecological concepts. The introduction and natural history chapters can stand on their own and should be readily accessible to most students. They may be assigned as background reading, leaving 17 chapters to cover in a one-semester course. Sections II through VI build a hierarchical perspective: section II concerns the ecology of individuals: section III focuses on population ecology; section IV presents the ecology of interactions; section V summarizes community and ecosystem ecology; and finally, section VI discusses large-scale ecology and includes chapters on landscape, geographic, and global ecology. These topics were first introduced in section I within a natural history context. In summary, 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.

Ecology Concepts and Applications

Ecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: Manuel Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 9780077837280
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Concepts and Applications Book Excerpt:

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.

Ecology Concepts and Applications

Ecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: Manuel Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Concepts and Applications Book Excerpt:

Featuring a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical, this resource begins with the natural history of the planet and ends with another perspective of the entire planet.

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.)
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill College
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Excerpt:

This introductory general ecology text features a strong 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 the competition. .

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.),Anna Sher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781260289251
Category: Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.),James F. Cahill (Jr.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-02
ISBN: 9780070893009
Category: Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theoretical Ecology

Theoretical Ecology
Author: Kevin S. McCann,Gabriel Gellner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN: 0198824289
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Ecology Book Excerpt:

Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications continues the authoritative and established sequence of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert M. May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical science, encouraging the modern biologist to better understand the mathematics behind their theories. This latest instalment builds on the legacy of its predecessors with a completely new set of contributions. Rather than placing emphasis on the historical ideas in theoretical ecology, the Editors have encouraged each contribution to: synthesize historical theoretical ideas within modern frameworks that have emerged in the last 10-20 years (e.g. bridging population interactions to whole food webs); describe novel theory that has emerged in the last 20 years from historical empirical areas (e.g. macro-ecology); and finally to cover the rapidly expanding area of theoretical ecological applications (e.g. disease theory and global change theory). The result is a forward-looking synthesis that will help guide the field through a further decade of discovery and development. It is written for upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers seeking synthesis and the state of the art in growing areas of interest in theoretical ecology, genetics, evolutionary ecology, and mathematical biology.

Outlines and Highlights for Ecology

Outlines and Highlights for Ecology
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Manuel Molles
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2009-12
ISBN: 9781616546786
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlines and Highlights for Ecology Book Excerpt:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780073383224, 9780073309767

Ecology

Ecology
Author: MOLLES
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 9781265286330
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecology Concepts and Applications

Ecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: Manuel Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-09-22
ISBN: 9780073309767
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Concepts and Applications Book Excerpt:

This introductory general ecology text features a strong 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 the competition.

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9781260065817
Category: Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Excerpt:

Paleoecology Concepts and Applications

Paleoecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: James Robert Dodd,Robert James Stanton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 582
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paleoecology Concepts and Applications Book Excerpt:

New York : Wiley, c1981.

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Excerpt:

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Jr. Molles,Cram101
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-08-30
ISBN: 9781428832848
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Excerpt:

Ecology with Online Learning Center OLC Password Card

Ecology with Online Learning Center  OLC  Password Card
Author: Manuel C. Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2004-02-01
ISBN: 9780072951714
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology with Online Learning Center OLC Password Card Book Excerpt:

This introductory general ecology text features a strong 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. It's unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.

Studyguide for Ecology

Studyguide for Ecology
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 9781428885097
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studyguide for Ecology Book Excerpt:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780073383224 9780073309767 .

Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology
Author: Martin R. Speight,Peter A. Henderson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN: 1118687310
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Ecology Book Excerpt:

This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems at within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussion fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation. Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks and deep sea. This book however is topic driven as described above, and each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full colour diagrams and high quality photographs. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest. Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. Martin Speight’s first degree was in marine zoology at UCNW Bangor, and he has taught marine ecology and conservation at Oxford for 25 years. His research students study tropical marine ecology from the Caribbean through East Africa to the Far East. Peter Henderson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and is Director of Pisces Conservation in the UK. He has worked on marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as ecological and economic impacts and exploitation of the sea in North and South America as well as Europe.

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States
Author: Gary W. Barrett,Terry L. Barrett,Jianguo Wu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN: 1493922750
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States Book Excerpt:

This book describes the emergence of landscape ecology, its current status as a new integrative science, and how distinguished scholars in the field of landscape ecology view the future regarding new challenges and career opportunities. Over the past thirty years, landscape ecology has utilized development in technology and methodology (e.g., satellites, GIS, and systems technologists) to monitor large temporal-spatial scale events and phenomena. These events include changes in vegetative cover and composition due to both natural disturbance and human cause—changes that have academic, economic, political, and social manifestations. There is little doubt, due to the temporal-spatial scale of this integrative science, that scholars in fields of study ranging from anthropology to urban ecology will desire to compare their fields with landscape ecology during this intellectually and technologically fertile time. History of Landscape Ecology in the United States brings to light the vital role that landscape ecologists will play in the future as the human population continues to increase and fragment the natural environment. Landscape ecology is known as a synthesized intersection of disciplines; but new theories, concepts, and principles have emerged that form the foundation of a new transdiscipline.

Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecology

Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecology
Author: Ajith H. Perera,C. Ashton Drew,Chris J. Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2011-10-22
ISBN: 9781461410348
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecology Book Excerpt:

Typically, landscape ecologists use empirical observations to conduct research and devise solutions for applied problems in conservation and management. In some instances, they rely on advice and input of experienced professionals in both developing and applying knowledge. Given the wealth of expert knowledge and the risks of its informal and implicit applications in landscape ecology, it is necessary to formally recognize and characterize expert knowledge and bring rigor to methods for its applications. In this context, the broad goal of this book is to introduce the concept of expert knowledge and examine its role in landscape ecological applications. We plan to do so in three steps: First we introduce the topic to landscape ecologists, explore salient characteristics of experts and expert knowledge, and describe methods used in capturing and formalizing that knowledge. Second, we present examples of research in landscape ecology from a variety of ecosystems and geographic locations that formally incorporate expert knowledge. These case studies address a range of topics that will interest landscape ecologists and other resource management and conservation professionals including the specific roles of expert knowledge in developing, testing, parameterizing, and applying models; estimating the uncertainty in expert knowledge; developing methods of formalizing and incorporating expert knowledge; and using expert knowledge as competing models and a source of alternate hypotheses. Third, we synthesize the state of knowledge on this topic and critically examine the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating expert knowledge in landscape ecological applications. The disciplinary subject areas we address are broad and cover much of the scope of contemporary landscape ecology, including broad-scale forest management and conservation, quantifying forest disturbances and succession, conservation of habitats for a range of avian and mammal species, vulnerability and conservation of marine ecosystems, and the spread and impacts of invasive plants. This text incorporates the collective experience and knowledge of over 35 researchers in landscape ecology representing a diverse range of disciplinary subject areas and geographic locations. Through this text, we will catalyze further thought and investigations on expert knowledge among the target readership of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in landscape ecology.