Essentials of Ecology, 4th Edition Essentials of Ecology, 4th Edition By Michael Begon, Robert W. Howarth, Colin R. Townsend Research shows that learning improves when students think or talk about new concepts. WileyPLUS Learning Space for Essentials of Ecology gives students the tools and confidence to collaborate with each other and participate more in class. Schedule a Demo Sign Up for a Test Drive Adopt WileyPLUS Want to learn more about WileyPLUS? Click Here Hear from our Authors What’s Inside About the Authors Table of Contents Students can customize content according to study preferences Using the MyNotes feature in the dynamic e-textbook, students can highlight passages of content and create their own study guide. Students can share ideas and ask questions Learning experts have shown greater gains in outcomes and improved retention when learners are able to read, visualize, interact with, discuss, and write about content. Using the Course Stream, students will ask more questions, share more insights, and see how their participation leads to progress. Instructor Resources Answers to End-Of-Chapter Problems Image Gallery Use this digital repository of images displayed throughout the textbook to enliven your PowerPoint slides and interact with the reading assignments in the classroom. Lecture PowerPoint Presentations Our PowerPoint presentations contain a combination of key concepts allowing you to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems from the textbook. Test Bank Test your students’ comprehension with this digital collection of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions. Student Resources Wiley Student Companion Site Glossary A comprehensive list of key terms and definitions from throughout the text. Practice Quizzes These quizzes give students a way to test themselves on course material before exams. Each chapter exam contains fill in the blank, application, and multiple choice questions that provide immediate feedback with the correct answer. Part I Introduction1 Ecology and how to do it2 Ecology’s evolutionary backdrop Part II Conditions and Resources3 Physical conditions and the availability of resources4 Climate and the world’s biomes Part III Individuals and Populations, Communities and Ecosystems5 Birth, death and movement6 Interspecific competition7 Predation, grazing and disease8 Molecular and evolutionary ecology Part IV Communities and Ecosystems9 From populations to communities10 Patterns in species richness11 The flux of energy and matter through ecosystems Part V Applied Issues in Ecology12 Global biogeochemical cycles and their alteration by humans13 Conservation ecology14 The ecology of human population growth, disease, and food supply Wiley Team for Success. Dedicated to Student Achievement. The Team for Success authors are dedicated to ensuring that all of their Accounting titles are accessible to students, current, accurate, and have a consistent voice and pedagogy from introductory accounting to the intermediate level. Millions of students worldwide have learned from their exceptional resources—and now students are getting real results using ORION Adaptive Practice available in WileyPLUS for Accounting.