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Robert E. Ricklefs' The Economy of Nature, ISBN 9780716786979 is a comprehensive text that introduces users to the various components of the science of ecology. Focusing on the evolutionary process and taking a quantitative approach, this text incorporates effective features such as examples from key studies, visually appealing photos and illustrations,...
Robert E. Ricklefs' The Economy of Nature, ISBN 9780716786979 is a comprehensive text that introduces users to the various components of the science of ecology. Focusing on the evolutionary process and taking a quantitative approach, this text incorporates effective features such as examples from key studies, visually appealing photos and illustrations, combined with vast exposure to behavioral ecology as well as population ecology. Ricklefs, a professor of Biology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, guides students in an exploration of how organisms adapt to their environment through the use of over 30 case studies highlighting classic and the most up-to-date field research. Ricklefs organizes The Economy of Nature around the major concepts of ecology across 27 chapters covering a myriad of topics. The book begins with an 'Introduction' chapter and is followed by chapters on 'The Physical Environment,' 'Adaptation to Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments,' as well as 'Variations in the Physical Environment.' Chapters are also devoted to the topics of 'Biological Communities: The Biome Concept,' 'Energy in the Ecosystem,' 'Pathways of Elements in the Ecosystem,' and 'Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems.' 'Regulation of Ecosystem Function,' 'Homeostasis and Life in Varying Environments,' 'Life Histories,' and 'Sex' are also covered among the pages of this text as well as 'Family and Society,' 'Population Structures,' 'Population Growth and Regulation,' and 'Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Populations.' Chapters tackle other ecological concepts including 'Population Genetics and Evolution,' 'Relationships Among Species,' 'Competition,' 'Predation,' and 'Evolution Responses and Co-evolution.' The final chapters of this text conclude with the topics of 'Community Structure,' 'Community Development,' 'Biodiversity,' 'History and Biogeography,' 'Extinction and Conservation,' and lastly, 'Developmental and Global Ecology.'
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