Essentials of Ecology, 4th Edition

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Essentials of Ecology, 4th Edition

By Michael Begon, Robert W. Howarth, Colin R. Townsend

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Part I Introduction
1 Ecology and how to do it
2 Ecology’s evolutionary backdrop

Part II Conditions and Resources
3 Physical conditions and the availability of resources
4 Climate and the world’s biomes

Part III Individuals and Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
5 Birth, death and movement
6 Interspecific competition
7 Predation, grazing and disease
8 Molecular and evolutionary ecology

Part IV Communities and Ecosystems
9 From populations to communities
10 Patterns in species richness
11 The flux of energy and matter through ecosystems

Part V Applied Issues in Ecology
12 Global biogeochemical cycles and their alteration by humans
13 Conservation ecology
14 The ecology of human population growth, disease, and food supply

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