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Ecology (Sixth Edition)  

William D. BowmanProfessor Emeritus, University of Colorado at BoulderClose
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Sally D. HackerProfessor, Oregon State University, CorvallisClose
Published in Print:08 March 2023 Published Online:31 August 2023
ISBN:9780197614044
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

Ecology starts off with an introduction to the ‘web of life’. The rest of the text is composed of seven units. Unit 1 looks at organisms and their environment. Unit 2 is about evolutionary ecology and includes behavioural ecology. The next unit looks at populations: population distribution, dynamics, and growth. Then the text turns to species interactions which includes predation, parasitism, competition, mutualism, and commensalism. Communities are considered next. What are communities? How do they change? What does species diversity mean? The sixth unit examines ecosystems. The final unit looks at conservation biology, landscape ecology, and global ecology.