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First Ecology, Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues

Beeby, Alan, Brennan, Anne-Maria (2008) First Ecology, Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues. Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 432 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-929808-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Description First Ecology: Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between living organisms and their environment. In sequence, First Ecology develops the core themes of ecology at each level of organization - subcellular, population, ecosystem, landscape, and planetary. Understanding this hierarchy - and the interplay between these levels - is crucial to the environmental decisions our species faces at the start of the twenty-first century. Distinctive Features - Assumes little background knowledge and leads students gradually into the subject to build understanding, making it ideal for students from a range of disciplines. - Detailed examples and case studies build on principles introduced in the text, thus allowing students to see ecological techniques in action. - An Online Resource Center (password protected) offers instructors a virtual field course comprised of exercises using real data to assist and enrich students' time in the field; figures from the book, available to download to facilitate lecture preparation; PowerPoint slides introducing key concepts, supported with integrated figures from the book; and answers to exercises provided in the book. For students, the site provides hyperlinks to the primary literature cited in the book, and a web link library of all the URLs included in the book, together with additional web links on specific topics.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 11:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63495 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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