Elements of Ecology, Ninth Edition continues to explain ecological processes clearly and concisely, with a greater emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition discusses issues of human ecology throughout the text and provides a greater variety of opportunities for students to learn, practice, and develop quantitative and analytical skills. Current research examples and other content updates are supported by more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs, and tables. With Elements of Ecology, 9/e you can: Help Students Interpret and Analyze Ecology Data: New and expanded in-text instruction and practice is provided in Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions, in-depth Quantifying Ecology boxes, and Analyzing Ecological Data case studies. Many are expanded and assignable in MasteringBiology. Keep Your Course Current and Relevant while also keeping students focused on learning essential concepts: With updated “Field Studies” and research references throughout, the Ninth Edition also provides a streamlined discussion on metapopulations and integrates human ecology concepts into all chapters. MasteringBiology® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
Author: Peter Cotgreave, Irwin Forseth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In this age of increasing human domination of the Earth's biological and physical resources, a basic understanding of ecology is more important than ever. Students need a textbook that introduces them to the basic principles of ecological science, one that is relevant to today's world, and one that does not overwhelm them with detail and jargon. Peter Cotgreave and Irwin Forseth have designed this book to meet the needs of these students, by providing a basic synthesis of how individual organisms interact with their physical environment, and with each other, to generate the complex ecosystems we see around us. The unifying theme of the book is biodiversity-its patterns, causes, and the growing worldwide threats to it. Basic ecological principles are illustrated using clearly described examples from the current ecological literature. This approach makes the book valuable to all students studying ecology. Examples have been chosen carefully to represent as wide a range of ecosystems (terrestrial and aquatic, northern and southern hemisphere) and life forms (animal, plant and microbe) as possible. Particular attention is paid to consequences of global change on organisms, populations, ecological communities and ecosystems. The end result is a text that presents a readable and persuasive picture of how the Earth's natural systems function, and how that functioning may change over the coming century. Features include: · strong coverage of applied and evolutionary ecology · applications of ecology to the real world · a question-orientated approach · the only comprehensive treatment of ecology written for the introductory student · an emphasis on definitions of key words and phrases · an integration of experimental, observational and theoretical material · examples drawn from all over the world and a wide variety of organisms · a logical structure, building from the response of individual organisms to physical factors, through population growth and population interactions, to community structure and ecosystem function · suggested further reading lists for each chapter · boxes to explain key concepts in more depth · dedicated textsite featuring additional information and teaching aids www.blackwellpublishing.com/cotgreave Peter Cotgreave is an animal ecologist who has worked for the University of Oxford and the Zoological Society of London. His research interests centre on abundance and rarity within animal communities. Irwin Forseth is a plant physiological ecologist who has taught introductory ecology and plant ecology at the University of Maryland since 1982. His research focuses on plant responses to the environment. The authors have studied organisms as diverse as green plants, insects and mammals in habitats from deserts to tropical rainforests. They have worked in ecological research and education in Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Caribbean.
This book explains ways that ecological science can be applied to solving some of the most crucial problems facing our world today. A major theme is how resources can be effectively managed and exploited in as near a sustainable manner as possible. The author draws together, in a single volume, major topics in environmental and resource management that have traditionally been dispersed among several different books. Applied Ecology starts with an analysis of our planet's basic natural resources - energy, water and soil; it moves on to the management of biological resources - fish, grazing lands and forests, and then to pest control and pollution. Finally, the book tackles conservation and management of wild species and the restoration of ecological communities. The second edition of this text has been radically redesigned and rewritten. Each chapter starts with a list of questions, setting out the various fundamental problems to be considered. Interwoven with these practical problems is a clear explanation of the underlying basic science - ecology - studied at scales ranging from global, landscape and ecosystem, down to the population and individual (and even their physiology and genetics). The science is illustrated by examples from every major geographic area of the world. This book is aimed primarily at undergraduate students taking courses in applied ecology, environmental science, environmental management and natural resources management. The author has extensive experience as a university teacher. Like his lectures, this book is scientifically rigorous yet clear and easy to understand. Draws together major topics in environmental and resource management, usually dispersed over many separate books. Questions, summaries and clearly structured chapters enhance usability. Emphasis on clarity and accessibility. Based on a proven and successful course.
Author: Richard W. Hill, Margaret Anderson
Publisher: Sinauer Associates
Animal Physiology, Fourth Edition presents all the branches of modern animal physiology with a strong emphasis on integration of physiological knowledge, ecology, and evolutionary biology.
Essentials of Ecology
Author: G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
“Inspiring people to care about the planet.” In the new edition of ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to equip students with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a difference solving today’s environmental issues. Exclusive content highlights important work of National Geographic Explorers, and features over 100 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. Using sustainability as the integrating theme, ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY 7e, covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. In addition to the integration of new and engaging National Geographic content, every chapter has been thoroughly updated and 6 new Core Case Studies offer current examples of environmental problems and scenarios for potential solutions. The concept-centered approach used in the text transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be and their important role in shaping it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Conveying the wide-ranging scope of forestry and the great challenges that lie ahead, this Third Edition of Introduction "to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management" gives you a borad overview of the field of forestry, as well as the detail you'll need to succeed in your role as a practicing forestry professional. Now updated and revised, this Third Edition brings together leading experts in the field. Fourteen of the text's twenty-three chapters are completely rewritten by new authors. Coverage ranges from the basic cell, individual trees, and the forest stand, to management of the forest stand and acquisition of goods and services from the forest. Each author provides general coverage of his or her specilized field within the discipline and emphasizes how decisions made by forest managers affect the forest ecosystem. Highlights in the Fourth EditionA new Part Four in the text, "Forest and Society," addresses the increasing role of human influences in forestry and the expectation of further interactions.A new chapter on landscape ecology reflects the subject's increasing importance in the field.New boxed inserts contain detailed specialized information related to content in the text.Cross-references in the text indicate when a specific subject is given more thorough treatment in another chapter.References to other works enable you to explore different subjects related to forest ecosystem science and management in greater depth.Handy appendixes include the taxonomy of forest trees as well as common and scientific names for trees and animals mentioned in the text.A glossary will help you better understand the specialized terminology used in forestry.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: IN PERSON, IN PRINT, ONLINE, 10E prepares readers to become successful employees and leaders with a realistic approach to communication. This book covers the most important business communication concepts in detail and within the context of how communication actually happens in organizations today. Company examples and situations keep readers engaged while demonstrating how principles work in the real world. In addition to core written and oral communication skills, readers learn to navigate complex relationships and use current, sophisticated technologies. Learners also become skilled in creating PowerPoint decks, managing their online reputation with LinkedIn and other tools, engaging customers using social media, leading web meetings and conference calls, and more. Self-reflection questions throughout the book help readers develop a deeper understanding of themselves and how to communicate to reach personal and professional goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Ecology & Field Biology
Author: Robert Leo Smith, Robert Desharnais, Jeffrey Bell, Michael A. Palladino
Publisher: California State University Center for Distributed Learning
This sixth edition continues the book's original objective of presenting a balanced introduction to ecology--plant and animal, theoretical and applied, psychological and behavioral, population and ecosystem. Revisions include a new chapter on global environmental change, human impacts on the global carbon cycle and possible implications for the global climate system; six new essays demonstrating the relevance of ecological concepts; new information on the evolutionary perspective on ecological systems; and a new organizational system for the entire book, moving from the local to the global view. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis G. Tasa
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringMeteorology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringMeteorology search for ISBN-10: 0321984420 / ISBN-13: 9780321984425. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321984625 /ISBN-13: 9780321984623 and ISBN-10: 0321984862/ISBN-13: 9780321984869. For introductory meteorology courses. Providing the perfect storm of rich media and active learning tools. The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the definitive introductory meteorology text, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmark features professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The Thirteenth Edition now incorporates a new active-learning approach, integrated mobile media, and MasteringMeteorology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available.This edition also extends its coverage of global climate change with dedicated climate change features in each chapter, coverage of the IPCC 5th Assessment report, and an inquiry-based approach in updated Student Sometimes Ask features with interesting facts that strengthen the connection between students and the content. Also available with MasteringMeteorology. MasteringMeteorology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced activities that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
Author: William Bowman, Sally Hacker, Michael L. Cain
The new Fourth Edition of Ecology maintains its focus on providing an easy-to-read and well-organized text for instructors and students to explore the basics of ecology. This edition also continues with an increasing emphasis on enhancing student quantitative and problem solving skills. The authors also revised and strengthened key pedagogical features of Ecology, examples of which are called out from the sample pages shown. A new Hone Your Problem Solving Skills series has been added to the set of review questions at the end of each chapter. The questions expose students to hypothetical situations or existing data sets, and allow them to work through data analysis and interpretation to better understand ecological concepts. Additional Analyzing Data exercises have also been added to the existing collection on the Companion Website. These exercises enable students to enhance their essential skills sets, such as performing calculations, making graphs, designing experiments, and interpreting results.
Author: Manuel Carl Molles
Helps students grasp the main concepts of ecology. This 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.