Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance

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Charles Krebs' best-selling majors-level text approaches ecology as a series of problems that are best understood by evaluating empirical evidence through data analysis and application of quantitative reasoning. No other text presents analytical, quantitative, and statistical ecological information in an equally accessible style for students. Reflecting the way ecologists actually practice, the new edition emphasizes the role of experiments in testing ecological ideas and discusses many contemporary and controversial problems related to distribution and abundance. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, Sixth Edition builds on a clear writing style, historical perspective, and emphasis on data analysis with an updated, reorganized discussion of key topics and two new chapters on climate change and animal behavior. Key concepts and key terms are now included at the beginning of each chapter to help students focus on what is most important within each chapter, mathematical analyses are broken down step by step in a new feature called "Working with the Data," concepts are reinforced throughout the text with examples from the literature, and end-of-chapter questions and problems emphasize application.

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This best-selling ecology book continues to present ecology as a series of problems for readers to critically analyze. No other book presents analytical, quantitative, and statistical ecological information in an equally accessible style. Reflecting the way ecologists actually practice, the book emphasizes the role of experiments in testing ecological ideas and discusses many contemporary and controversial problems related to distribution and abundance. Throughout the book, Krebs thoroughly explains the application of mathematical concepts in ecology while reinforcing these concepts with research references, examples, and interesting end-of-chapter review questions. Thoroughly updated, the book includes new chapters on disease ecology (15) and the human impact on ecosystem health (28). Chapters on conservation biology, community organization, and primary production are extensively revised, and coverage of evolutionary and functional biology is more integrated. Thirty-four new essays provide interesting insights into relevant topics, exploring some of the problems ecologists deal with in their attempt to understand nature.

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Charles Krebs is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. In addition to teaching ecology for 40 years, he works extensively on the population of rodents in Northern Canada, the United States, and Australia, trying to understand the mechanisms behind population fluctuations. He has published three ecology textbooks including Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, Sixth Edition and Ecological Methodology, Second Edition both published by Benjamin Cummings.

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Krebs, Charles J.
Published by Harper & Row. (1978)
ISBN 10: 0060437715 ISBN 13: 9780060437718
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Book Description Harper & Row., 1978. Book Condition: new. Second edition. Softback. VG/ Pictorial colour cover. 9x7. 678pp. Profuse figures throughout. The author tells us that in this new edition of his book he has tried to integrate evolutionary ecology and functional ecology, so that many chapters deal with ecological attributes and their evolutionary backgrounds, and that technical terms have been kept to a minimum. Includes:- an introduction to the science of Ecology; the problem of distrubution: populations; the problem of abundance: population; and distrubion and abundance at community level. Bookseller Inventory # 105654

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