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2 edition of Ecology primer found in the catalog.

Ecology primer

Jerry M. Melillo

Ecology primer

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Published by Pendulum Press in West Haven, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Écologie

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNow age books. Ecology series, 63-2941
    The Physical Object
    Pagination111 p. ;
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22193931M

    New terms are introduced in the text in boldface type to alert students to novel concepts. Advanced topics include environmental and demographic stochasticity, discrete population growth and chaos, stage-structured demography, intraguild predation, nonlinear predator-prey isoclines, and passive sampling. Similar Books. An appendix provides a general introduction, and examples of code throughout each chapter give readers the option to hone their growing R skills.

    I highly recommend the text for understanding but to truly master the equations one will need a professor to give them problems to workout. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. Witte on Aug 31, I consider Professor Gotelli's book one of the most treasured possessions in my life. This is a topics course.

    Like other primers, this book covers many of the core concepts of ecology, particularly population ecology, but Stevens goes into greater depth, presenting many of the complexities of core ecological processes. John C. University of California Press, Berkeley. An appendix provides a general introduction, and examples of code throughout each chapter give readers the option to hone their growing R skills. The inclusion of ecological succession in the 3rd edition is an important addition and not merely a reason to put out a new version. Each chapter is carefully graded from simple material that is appropriate for beginning undergraduates to advanced material, which is suited for upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students.


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Ecology primer book

The Primer explains in detail basic concepts of exponential and logistic population growth, age-structured demography, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation, island biogeography, succession, and, in a chapter new to this edition, species richness. About this title A Primer of Ecology, Fourth Edition, presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology.

Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment.

Immediate reinforcement and self corrected dialog within the text and diagrams make the learning and the grading simplified. Derobertis on Feb 06, The book explains the math behind ecology really well, without going into too many details of superfluous stuff.

He received a B. It is beautiful in its approach and provdes a greater understanding of each concept. Easy to read and understand By Gretchen on Feb 15, Unlike some other texts, this book is easy to read and understand.

A Primer of Ecology with R

Students are guided through the exercises reinforcing lecture concepts by incorporating interactive questions, diagrams, and charts. How about The Ecology of Plants? New York. Ellison, Elizabeth Ecology primer book.

Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Cambridge University Press. I think we did a solid job at explaining general ecology to nonscience people. I have since referred to it many times of the past few years. Each chapter follows the same structure: model presentation and predictions, model assumptions, model variations, empirical examples, and problems.

We focus on the use of two modern statistical packages, R and WinBUGS, and use them to tackle real data sets with all their foibles.

R is rapidly becoming the lingua franca of quantitative sciences, and this text provides a tractable introduction to using the R programming environment in ecology. It was fairly easy to consume and had lots of material to draw fromThe new fourth edition of Ecology maintains its focus on providing an easy-to-read and well-organized text for instructors and students to explore the basics of ecology.

This edition also continues with an increasing emphasis on enhancing student quantitative and problem-solving skills. A new Hone Your Problem-Solving Skills series has been added to the set of review questions at the end of. Jun 13,  · A Primer of Ecology, Fourth Edition, presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology.

It is intended to demystify ecological models and the mathematics behind them by deriving the models from first principles. The book /5(2). The book may be used as a self-teaching tutorial by students, as a primary textbook, or as a supplemental text to a general ecology textbook.

The Primer explains in detail basic concepts of exponential and logistic population growth, age-structured demography, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation, island biogeography, succession, and Price: $ This book is very broad and comprehensive, but I know that some students dislike it's back-and-forth discussion style (fewer definite answers).

I see this as a strength though. Another good choice, that is much shorter, is Gotelli's A Primer of Ecology.

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This one has a slight theoretical leaning (many standard mathematical models), but can work. 2 A Primer of Ecology with R examples will prove useful to graduate students and to researchers as a starting point for their own research in the eld.

The book mainly targets graduate students, and this sets the style and tone, which is quite narrative and easy-reading, making it a. Phylogenies in Ecology is the first book to critically review the application of phylogenetic methods in ecology, and it serves as a primer to working ecologists and students of ecology wishing to understand these methods.

This book demonstrates how phylogenetic information is transforming ecology by offering fresh ways to estimate the similarities and differences among species, and by.