Elements of Ecology
'Elements of Ecology' presents a clear, modular approach using explanatory writing style to focus non-majors students on the core concepts of ecology.
Elements of Ecology
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Known for its evolution theme and strong coverage of the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems, the thoroughly revised Eighth Edition features expanded quantitative exercises, a restructured chapter on life history, a thoroughly revised species interactions unit including a chapter introducing the subject, and a new chapter on species interactions. To emphasize the dynamic and experimental nature of ecology, each chapter draws upon current research in the various fields of ecology while providing accessible examples that help you understand species natural history, specific ecosystems, the process of science, and ecological patterns at both an evolutionary and demographic scale. To engage you in using and interpreting data, a wide variety of Quantifying Ecology boxes walk through step-by-step examples of equations and statistical techniques.
Elements of Ecology
This book is about the Nature of Ecology , the Climate, the Aquatic Environment, the Terrestrial Environment, Plant Adaptations to the Environment. And animal adaptations to the environment, factors influencing the structure of communities and ecosystem ecology. Including human ecology,population growth, resource use,sustainability and global climate change.
How to Do Ecology
Most books and courses in ecology cover facts and concepts but don't explain how to actually do ecological research. How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful research program. This one-of-a-kind book explains how to choose a research question and answer it through manipulative experiments and systematic observations. Because science is a social endeavor, the book provides strategies for working with other people, including professors and collaborators. It suggests effective ways to communicate your findings in the form of journal articles, oral presentations, posters, and grant and research proposals. The book also includes ideas to help you identify your goals, organize a season of fieldwork, and deal with negative results. In short, it makes explicit many of the unspoken assumptions behind doing good research in ecology and provides an invaluable resource for meaningful conversations between ecologists. This second edition of How to Do Ecology features new sections on conducting and analyzing observational surveys, job hunting, and becoming a more creative researcher, as well as updated sections on statistical analyses.
Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare
Here is one of the most provocative, wide-ranging, and delightful books ever written about our environment. Paul Colinvaux takes a penetrating look at the science of ecology, bringing to his subject both profound knowledge and an enthusiasm that will encourage a greater understanding of the environment and of the efforts of those who seek to preserve it.
A Primer in Biological Data Analysis and Visualization Using R
R is a popular programming language that statisticians use to perform a variety of statistical computing tasks. Rooted in Gregg Hartvigsen's extensive experience teaching biology, this text is an engaging, practical, and lab-oriented introduction to R for students in the life sciences. Underscoring the importance of R and RStudio to the organization, computation, and visualization of biological statistics and data, Hartvigsen guides readers through the processes of entering data into R, working with data in R, and using R to express data in histograms, boxplots, barplots, scatterplots, before/after line plots, pie charts, and graphs. He covers data normality, outliers, and nonnormal data and examines frequently used statistical tests with one value and one sample; paired samples; more than two samples across a single factor; correlation; and linear regression. The volume also includes a section on advanced procedures and a final chapter on possible extensions into programming, featuring a discussion of algorithms, the art of looping, and combining programming and output.
Ecology on Campus
Key Benefit: This flexible laboratory manual contains nearly 60 exercises involving small-scale ecological systems that can be conducted within a weekly lab period right on campus, regardless of weather or resources available. Each chapter explains a fundamental concept, and then gives three separate hands-on exercises that can involve outdoor observation and measurements on campus, laboratory systems, library research, biological collections, or computer resources. Additionally, calculation pages accompanying each lab walk readers through standard mathematical modeling or statistical tools commonly used by ecologists to address the question at hand, building readers' quantitative and critical thinking skills. All calculations and statistical analyses can be completed by readers using simple calculators. Key Topics: PREFACE: TEACHING AND LEARNING ECOLOGY IN A CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT, DESCRIBING A POPULATION, ALLOMETRIC RELATIONSHIPS, ESTIMATING POPULATION SIZE, POPULATION GROWTH, DEMOGRAPHY, POPULATION GENETICS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATIONS, THE NICHE, THE CONCEPT OF THE COMMUNITY, COMPETITION,PREDATION AND PARASITISM, MUTUALISM, BIODIVERSITY, ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ATTRIBUTES OF SOILS, AQUATIC SYSTEMS, ENERGY FLOW, ISLAND BIOGEOGRAPHY Market Description: For those interested in learning the basics of ecology on campus
Elements of Ecology First Canadian Edition
Written for non-majors enrolled in the one semester introductory ecology course at universities and transfer colleges, Elements of Ecology, Canadian Edition, provides the foundation in the discipline while demonstrating the relevance of ecology to everyday life, and the impact of humans on ecosystems. EcologyPlace is not included with the purchase of this product.
Essentials of Ecology
G. Tyler Miller's worldwide bestsellers have evolved right along with the changing needs of your diverse student population. Focused specifically on energizing and engaging all your students, Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman have been at work scrutinizing every line--enhancing, clarifying, and streamlining to reduce word density as well as updating with the very latest environmental news and research. The resulting texts are shorter, clearer, and so engaging that your students will actually want to read their assignments. The ideal alternative to ecology texts that tend to be too difficult for non-majors, this succinct 11-chapter, full-color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Mediating the Message in the 21st Century
Hailed as one of the "most significant books of the twentieth century" by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mediating the Message has long been an essential text for media effects scholars and students of media sociology. This new edition of the classic media sociology textbook now offers students a comprehensive, theoretical approach to media content in the twenty-first century, with an added focus on entertainment media and the Internet.