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: 9780080440156
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Nature

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

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.

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 Ecological Modelling

Author: S.E. Jorgensen
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444535683
Release Date: 2011-01-10
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling: Applications in Environmental Management and Research, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental principles of ecological modeling. The first two editions of this book (published in 1986 and 1994) focused on the roots of the discipline the four main model types that dominated the field 30-40 years ago: (1) dynamic biogeochemical models; (2) population dynamic models; (3) ecotoxicological models; and (4) steady-state biogeochemical and energy models. The third edition focused on the mathematical formulations of ecological processes that are included in ecological models. This fourth edition uses the four model types previously listed as the foundation and expands the latest model developments in spatial models, structural dynamic models, and individual-based models. As these seven types of models are very different and require different considerations in the model development phase, a separate chapter is devoted to the development of each of the model types. Throughout the text, the examples given from the literature emphasize the application of models for environmental management and research. Presents the most commonly used model types with a step-by-step outline of the modeling procedure used for each Shows readers through an illustrated example of how to use each model in research and management settings New edition is revised to include only essential theory with a focus on applications Includes case studies, illustrations, and exercises (case study of an ecological problem with full illustration on how to solve the problem)

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.

Fundamental of Ecology

Author: E.P. Odum
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:709807531
Release Date: 1971
Genre:

The scope of ecology. Principles and concepts pertaining to the ecosystem. Principles and conceptes 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. Systems ecology: the systems approach and mathematical models in ecology. Freshwater ecology. Marine ecology. Estuarine ecology. Terrestrial ecology. Resources. Pollution and environmental health. Radiation ecology. Remote sensing as tool for study and management of ecosystems.Perspectives in microbial ecology. Ecology of space travel. Toward and applied human ecology.