Ecology: The Economy of Nature
Seventh Edition   ©2014

Ecology: The Economy of Nature

Robert E. Ricklefs (University of Missouri, St. Louis) , Rick Relyea (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-4995-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-4995-9; Format: Paper Text, 656 pages

Chapter 1 Introduction: Ecology, Evolution, and the Scientific Method

PART I LIFE AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 2 Adaptations to Aquatic Environments
Chapter 3 Adaptations to Terrestrial Environments
Chapter 4 Adaptations to Variable Environments
Chapter 5 Climates and Soils
Chapter 6 Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomes

Part II ORGANISMS
Chapter 7 Evolution and Adaptation
Chapter 8 Life Histories
Chapter 9 Reproductive Strategies
Chapter 10 Social Behaviors

PART III POPULATIONS
Chapter 11 Population Distributions
Chapter 12 Population Growth and Regulation
Chapter 13 Population Dynamics over Space and Time

PART IV SPECIES INTERACTIONS
Chapter 14 Predation and Herbivory
Chapter 15 Parasitism and Infectious Diseases
Chapter 16 Competition
Chapter 17 Mutualism

PART V COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS
Chapter 18 Community Structure
Chapter 19 Community Succession
Chapter 20 Movement of Energy in Ecosystems
Chapter 21 Movement of Elements in Ecosystems

PART VI GLOBAL ECOLOGY
Chapter 22 Landscape Ecology, Biogeography, and Global Biodiversity
Chapter 23 Global Conservation of Biodiversity