Ecology on Campus (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 10148499

Key Benefit:

This flexible laboratory manual contains nearly 60 exercises involving small-scale ecological systems that can be conducted within a weekly lab period right on campus, regardless of weather or resources available. Each chapter explains a fundamental concept, and then gives three separate hands-on exercises that can involve outdoor observation and measurements on campus, laboratory systems, library research, biological collections, or computer resources.

Additionally, calculation pages accompanying each lab walk readers through standard mathematical modeling or statistical tools commonly used by ecologists to address the question at hand, building readers' quantitative and critical thinking skills. All calculations and statistical analyses can be completed by readers using simple calculators.

Key Topics:

PREFACE: TEACHING AND LEARNING ECOLOGY IN A CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT, DESCRIBING A POPULATION, ALLOMETRIC RELATIONSHIPS, ESTIMATING POPULATION SIZE, POPULATION GROWTH, DEMOGRAPHY, POPULATION GENETICS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATIONS, THE NICHE, THE CONCEPT OF THE COMMUNITY, COMPETITION,PREDATION AND PARASITISM,

MUTUALISM, BIODIVERSITY, ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ATTRIBUTES OF SOILS, AQUATIC SYSTEMS,

ENERGY FLOW, ISLAND BIOGEOGRAPHY

Market Description: For those interested in learning the basics of ecology on campus

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ISBN 9780805382143
Genre SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Format Paperback
Pages 436
Publisher Date 2005-12-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co
Copyright Year 2006
Wdth 9.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 2.15 lb
Height 11.0 in
Language English
Edition Detail Lab Manual
Audience College/higher education
Authors Kingsolver, Robert
Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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