Elements of Ecology Update (4th Edition)

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With its unique modular organization and striking four-color art program, Elements of Ecology provides a clear introduction to ecology. Far reaching in its coverage, the Fourth Edition Update not only presents the principles of ecology but shows their relationship to today's most pressing environmental issues in a way that is meaningful to students. NewEcological Application essays synthesize concepts to illustrate their relevance to real-life problems. Chapter 26, Global Environmental Change has been revised to incorporate new research from this rapidly changing field. New Elements of Ecology Companion Website includes student and instructor resources geared specifically to the text.

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Robert L. Smith holds a B.S. in Animal Science, an M.S. in Wildlife Biology along with a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology from Cornell University. Currently, he is a professor of Ecology at West Virginia University. He has spent over 30 years teaching Ecology and conducting field research throughout the world.

His teaching responsibilities have involved mostly undergraduate courses in general ecology and graduate courses in population ecology and wildlife management. His research has included forest-fire related problems in southern West Virginia, vegetational development and succession on abandoned and reclaimed surface mines, the relation between forest vegetational structure and the forest bird community, and forest habitat assessment and habitat evaluation procedures based on vegetational structure.

Smith has served as a consultant to congressional committees, workshops on environmental education and energy and environmental problems, the National Landmarks program of the U.S. Department of Interior, National Research Council Task Forces on wildlife and fisheries issues and ecological classification systems for implementing environmental quality evaluation procedures. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews as well as the author of three ecology texts: Ecology and Field Biology, Elements of Ecology and Ecology of Man: An Ecosystem Approach, Harper and Row, New York.


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