Fundamentals of Ecology

Author: Eugene P. Odum
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:154846
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Ecology

Basic ecological principles and concepts; Introduction: the scope of ecology; Principles and concepts pertaining to the ecosystem; Principles and concepts pertaining to energy in ecological systems; Principles and concepts pertaining to biogeochemical cycles; Principles pertaining to limiting factors; Principles and concepts pertaining to organization at the community level; Principles and concepts pertaining to organization at the population level; The species and the individual in the ecosystem; Development and evolution of the ecosystem; System ecology: the systems approach and mathematical models in ecology; The habitat approach; Freshwater ecology; Marine ecology; Estuarine ecology; Terrestrial ecology; Applications and technology; Resources; Pollution and environmental health; Radiation ecology; Remote sensing as a tool for study and management of ecosystems; Perspectives in microbial ecology; Ecology of space travel; Toward an applied human ecology.

Fundamentals of Ecology

Author: Eugene P. Odum
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:154846
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Ecology

Basic ecological principles and concepts; Introduction: the scope of ecology; Principles and concepts pertaining to the ecosystem; Principles and concepts pertaining to energy in ecological systems; Principles and concepts pertaining to biogeochemical cycles; Principles pertaining to limiting factors; Principles and concepts pertaining to organization at the community level; Principles and concepts pertaining to organization at the population level; The species and the individual in the ecosystem; Development and evolution of the ecosystem; System ecology: the systems approach and mathematical models in ecology; The habitat approach; Freshwater ecology; Marine ecology; Estuarine ecology; Terrestrial ecology; Applications and technology; Resources; Pollution and environmental health; Radiation ecology; Remote sensing as a tool for study and management of ecosystems; Perspectives in microbial ecology; Ecology of space travel; Toward an applied human ecology.

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080440282
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models. The Third Edition features: • A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure. • An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations. • A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling. • In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques. • Structured exercises at the end of each chapter. • Three mathematical appendices and a subject index. This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology

Author: David C. Coleman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128052525
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology, 3rd Edition, offers a holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function, providing students and ecosystem researchers with a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The text emphasizes the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provides an overview of theory and practice in soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This new edition is fully updated, including an expanded treatment of microbial ecology and new sections on advances in molecular techniques and climate change research. These updates make this edition an essential resource for researchers and students in soil ecology and microbiology. Includes extensive tables and diagrams in full color to enhance concepts Combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding and applying soil ecology Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods

Basic Ecology

Author: Eugene Pleasants Odum
Publisher: Saunders College Pub
ISBN: UOM:39076006727338
Release Date: 1983-01
Genre: Science

The scope of ecology. The ecosystem. Energy in ecological sytems. Biogeochemical cycles. Limiting factors and the physical environment. Population dynamics. Populations in communities. Development and evolution in the ecosystem. The predicament of humankind: futuristics. Brief description of major natural ecosystem types of the biosphere.

Fundamentals of Human Ecology

Author: Edward John Kormondy
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: UOM:49015002635317
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Nature

For undergraduate courses in Human Ecology, Environmental Studies, Ecological Anthropology, and Human Geography. Presenting general ecological principles followed by discussions of the human aspects of the problem, the goal of this text is to present the fundamentals of ecology and its application to humans. This text takes an integrated approach to human ecology, blending biological ecology with social sciences approaches.

Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology

Author: R. S. K. Barnes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444314106
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology is a completely updated and revised edition of the earlier work, Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecosystems. The new edition has been re-titled to reflect the fact that the authors found that, from the modification exercise, a completely different and new book emerged. The new edition concentrates heavily of the fundamental features common to all aquatic systems, both marine and freshwater. This unique synthesis allows for the discussion of ecological processes comparatively, across environments. A general introduction is followed by discussion of various 'types' of aquatic ecosystems - open waters, coastal zones, benthos, and the aquatic ecosystem as a whole. This is followed by an important new chapter on aquatic ecosystems and global ecology. Later chapters consider the individuals and communities in aquatic ecosystems. A totally re-written and rejuvenated edition of an established student text. Synthesizes both marine and freshwater ecology. Covers both ecosystem ecology and population biology. In depth consideration of man's impact on the aquatic environment.

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Author: Kathleen C. Weathers
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080916804
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Nature

Ecosystem science has developed into a major part of contemporary ecology, and it is now applied to diagnose and solve a wide range of important environmental problems. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science. Written by a group of experts, this book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Combines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly accessible synthesis chapters Presents firsthand case studies, written by leaders in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach led to innovations, new understanding, management changes, and policy solutions

Foundations of Ecology

Author: Leslie A. Real
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226182100
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Genre: Science

Assembled here for the first time in one volume are forty classic papers that have laid the foundations of modern ecology. Whether by posing new problems, demonstrating important effects, or stimulating new research, these papers have made substantial contributions to an understanding of ecological processes, and they continue to influence the field today. The papers span nearly nine decades of ecological research, from 1887 on, and are organized in six sections: foundational papers, theoretical advances, synthetic statements, methodological developments, field studies, and ecological experiments. Selections range from Connell's elegant account of experiments with barnacles to Watt's encyclopedic natural history, from a visionary exposition by Grinnell of the concept of niche to a seminal essay by Hutchinson on diversity. Six original essays by contemporary ecologists and a historian of ecology place the selections in context and discuss their continued relevance to current research. This combination of classic papers and fresh commentaries makes Foundations of Ecology both a convenient reference to papers often cited today and an essential guide to the intellectual and conceptual roots of the field. Published with the Ecological Society of America.