This book is designed to give students rapid and easy access to key ecological material to assist learning and revision. Key topics such as populations and interactions, ecosystems, population genetics, community patterns and many more are structured into manageable sections, each cross-referenced, to allow easy navigation through the information.
A. Introduction to ecology. B. Adaptation to the environment. C. Climate. D. Water. E. Temperature. F. Radiation. G. Nutrients. H. Population ecology. I. Competition. J. Predation. K. Parasitism. L. Mutualism. M. Life history patterns. N. Behavioural ecology. O. Population genetics. P. Ecosystem processes. Q. Communities. R. Community dynamics. S. Biomes. T. Harvesting. U. Pest control. V. Conservation. W. Pollution and global warming. X. The ecology of agriculture. Further Reading. Index.