In this Book

The Princeton Guide to Ecology
summary

The Princeton Guide to Ecology is a concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts. Edited by eminent ecologist Simon Levin, with contributions from an international team of leading ecologists, the book contains more than ninety clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics within seven major areas: autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management. Complete with more than 200 illustrations (including sixteen pages in color), a glossary of key terms, a chronology of milestones in the field, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, research ecologists, scientists in related fields, policymakers, and anyone else with a serious interest in ecology.

  • Explains key topics in one concise and authoritative volume
  • Features more than ninety articles written by an international team of leading ecologists
  • Contains more than 200 illustrations, including sixteen pages in color
  • Includes glossary, chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index
  • Covers autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. ix-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part I Autecology
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. I.1 Ecological Niche
  2. Thomas W. Schoener
  3. pp. 3-13
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.2 Physiological Ecology: Animals
  2. Martin Wikelski
  3. pp. 14-19
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.3 Physiological Ecology: Plants
  2. David D. Ackerly, Stephanie A. Stuart
  3. pp. 20-26
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.4 Functional Morphology: Muscles, Elastic Mechanisms, and Animal Performance
  2. Duncan J. Irschick, Justin P. Henningsen
  3. pp. 27-37
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.5 Habitat Selection
  2. Judy Stamps
  3. pp. 38-44
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.6 Dispersal
  2. Nicolas Perrin
  3. pp. 45-50
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.7 Foraging Behavior
  2. Joel S. Brown
  3. pp. 51-58
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.8 Social Behavior
  2. Eldridge S. Adams
  3. pp. 59-64
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.9 Phenotypic Plasticity
  2. Joseph Travis
  3. pp. 65-71
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.10 Life History
  2. William F. Morris
  3. pp. 72-78
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.11 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  2. Catherine H. Graham, Scott J. Goetz
  3. pp. 79-86
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.12 Geographic Range
  2. Kevin J. Gaston
  3. pp. 87-92
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.13 Adaptation
  2. Allan Larson
  3. pp. 93-100
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.14 Phenotypic Selection
  2. David W. Pfennig, Joel G. Kingsolver
  3. pp. 101-108
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.15 Population Genetics and Ecology
  2. Philip Hedrick
  3. pp. 109-116
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.16 Phylogenetics and Comparative Methods
  2. David D. Ackerly
  3. pp. 117-125
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.17 Microevolution
  2. Michael A. Bell
  3. pp. 126-133
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.18 Ecological Speciation: Natural Selection and the Formation of New Species
  2. Patrik Nosil, Howard Rundle
  3. pp. 134-142
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. I.19 Adaptive Radiation
  2. Rosemary Gillespie
  3. pp. 143-152
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part II Population Ecology
  2. pp. 153-154
  1. II.1 Age-Structured and Stage-Structured Population Dynamics
  2. Mark Rees, Stephen P. Ellner
  3. pp. 155-165
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.2 Density Dependence and Single-Species Population Dynamics
  2. Anthony R. Ives
  3. pp. 166-171
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.3 Biological Chaos and Complex Dynamics
  2. Alan Hastings
  3. pp. 172-176
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.4 Metapopulations and Spatial Population Processes
  2. Ilkka Hanski
  3. pp. 177-185
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.5 Competition and Coexistence in Plant Communities
  2. Ray Dybzinski, David Tilman
  3. pp. 186-195
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.6 Competition and Coexistence in Animal Communities
  2. Priyanga Amarasekare
  3. pp. 196-201
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.7 Predator–Prey Interactions
  2. Robert F. Denno, Danny Lewis
  3. pp. 202-212
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.8 Host–Parasitoid Interactions
  2. Cheryl J. Briggs
  3. pp. 213-219
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.9 Ecological Epidemiology
  2. Michael Begon
  3. pp. 220-226
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.10 Interactions between Plants and Herbivores
  2. Rebecca J. Morris
  3. pp. 227-232
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.11 Mutualism and Symbiosis
  2. Judith L. Bronstein
  3. pp. 233-238
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.12 Ecology of Microbial Populations
  2. Thomas Bell
  3. pp. 239-246
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. II.13 Coevolution
  2. John N. Thompson
  3. pp. 247-252
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part III Communities and Ecosystems
  2. Michel Loreau
  3. pp. 253-256
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.1 Biodiversity: Concepts, Patterns, and Measurement
  2. Robert K. Colwell
  3. pp. 257-263
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.2 Competition, Neutrality, and Community Organization
  2. Jérôme Chave
  3. pp. 264-273
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.3 Predation and Community Organization
  2. Robert D. Holt
  3. pp. 274-281
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.4 Facilitation and the Organization of Plant Communities
  2. Ragan M. Callaway
  3. pp. 282-288
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.5 Indirect Effects in Communities and Ecosystems: The Role of Trophic and Nontrophic Interactions
  2. Oswald J. Schmitz
  3. pp. 289-295
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.6 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation of Communities
  2. E. T. Borer, D. S. Gruner
  3. pp. 296-304
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.7 The Structure and Stability of Food Webs
  2. Kevin McCann
  3. pp. 305-311
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.8 Spatial and Metacommunity Dynamics in Biodiversity
  2. M. A. Leibold
  3. pp. 312-319
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.9 Ecosystem Productivity and Carbon Flows: Patterns across Ecosystems
  2. Julien Lartigue, Just Cebrian
  3. pp. 320-329
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.10 Nutrient Cycling and Biogeochemistry
  2. Peter M. Vitousek, Pamela A. Matson
  3. pp. 330-339
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.11 Terrestrial Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles
  2. R. A. Houghton
  3. pp. 340-346
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.12 Freshwater Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles
  2. Darren Bade
  3. pp. 347-357
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.13 The Marine Carbon Cycle
  2. Paul Falkowski
  3. pp. 358-366
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.14 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  2. Andrew Hector, Andy Wilby
  3. pp. 367-375
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.15 Ecological Stoichiometry
  2. R. W. Sterner, J. J. Elser
  3. pp. 376-385
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.16 Macroecological Perspectives on Communities and Ecosystems
  2. Pablo A. Marquet
  3. pp. 386-394
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.17 Alternative Stable States and Regime Shifts in Ecosystems
  2. Marten Scheffer
  3. pp. 395-406
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.18 Responses of Communities and Ecosystems to Global Changes
  2. Erika Zavaleta, Nicole Heller
  3. pp. 407-413
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. III.19 Evolution of Communities and Ecosystems
  2. Nicolas Loeuille
  3. pp. 414-422
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part IV Landscapes and the Biosphere
  2. pp. 423-424
  1. IV.1 Landscape Dynamics
  2. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
  3. pp. 425-430
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.2 Landscape Pattern and Biodiversity
  2. Joern Fischer, David B. Lindenmayer, Richard J. Hobbs
  3. pp. 431-437
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.3 Ecological Dynamics in Fragmented Landscapes
  2. Jianguo Wu
  3. pp. 438-444
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.4 Biodiversity Patterns in Managed and Natural Landscapes
  2. Paul R. Moorcroft
  3. pp. 445-457
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.5 Boundary Dynamics in Landscapes
  2. Debra P. C. Peters, James R. Gosz, Scott L. Collins
  3. pp. 458-463
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.6 Spatial Patterns of Species Diversity in Terrestrial Environments
  2. Brian A. Maurer
  3. pp. 464-473
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.7 Biosphere–Atmosphere Interactions in Landscapes
  2. F. I. Woodward
  3. pp. 474-481
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.8 Seascape Patterns and Dynamics of Coral Reefs
  2. Terry P. Hughes
  3. pp. 482-487
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.9 Seascape Microbial Ecology: Habitat Structure, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Function
  2. David M. Karl, Ricardo M. Letelier
  3. pp. 488-500
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. IV.10 Spatial Dynamics of Marine Fisheries [Image Plates follow page 509]
  2. Daniel Pauly, Reg Watson
  3. pp. 501-526
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part V Conservation Biology
  2. David S. Wilcove
  3. pp. 511-513
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.1 Causes and Consequences of Species Extinctions
  2. Navjot S. Sodhi, Barry W. Brook, Corey J. A. Bradshaw
  3. pp. 514-520
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.2 Population Viability Analysis
  2. Daniel F. Doak, Myra E. Finkelstein, Victoria J. Bakker
  3. pp. 521-528
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.3 Principles of Reserve Design
  2. Nick Haddad
  3. pp. 529-537
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.4 Building and Implementing Systems of Conservation Areas
  2. Will R. Turner, Robert L. Pressey
  3. pp. 538-547
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.5 Marine Conservation
  2. Jeremy B. C. Jackson
  3. pp. 548-556
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.6 Conservation and Global Climate Change
  2. Diane M. Debinski, Molly S. Cross
  3. pp. 557-565
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. V.7 Restoration Ecology
  2. Richard J. Hobbs
  3. pp. 566-572
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part VI Ecosystem Services
  2. Ann P. Kinzig
  3. pp. 573-578
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.1 Ecosystem Services: Issues of Scale and Trade-Offs
  2. R. J. Scholes
  3. pp. 579-583
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.2 Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Ecosystem Services
  2. Shahid Naeem
  3. pp. 584-590
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.3 Beyond Biodiversity: Other Aspects of Ecological Organization
  2. Jon Norberg
  3. pp. 591-596
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.4 Human-Dominated Systems: Agroecosystems
  2. Alison G. Power, Megan O’Rourke, Laurie E. Drinkwater
  3. pp. 597-605
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.5 Forests
  2. Luis A. Solórzano, Guayana I. Páez-Acosta
  3. pp. 606-613
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.6 Grasslands
  2. Martha Downs, Osvaldo E. Sala
  3. pp. 614-618
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.7 Marine Ecosystem Services
  2. Marissa L. Baskett, Benjamin S. Halpern
  3. pp. 619-624
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.8 Provisioning Services: A Focus on Fresh Water
  2. Margaret A. Palmer, David C. Richardson
  3. pp. 625-633
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.9 Regulating Services: A Focus on Disease Regulation
  2. Peter Daszak, A. Marm Kilpatrick
  3. pp. 634-641
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.10 Support Services: A Focus on Genetic Diversity
  2. Oliver R. W. Pergams, Peter Kareiva
  3. pp. 642-651
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.11 The Economics of Ecosystem Services
  2. Charles Perrings
  3. pp. 652-658
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.12 Technological Substitution and Augmentation of Ecosystem Services
  2. Indur M. Goklany
  3. pp. 659-669
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VI.13 Conservation of Ecosystem Services
  2. Jon Paul Rodríguez
  3. pp. 670-678
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part VII Managing the Biosphere
  2. Stephen R. Carpenter
  3. pp. 679-682
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.1 Biological Control: Theory and Practice
  2. William Murdoch
  3. pp. 683-688
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.2 Fisheries Management
  2. Ray Hilborn
  3. pp. 689-694
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.3 Wildlife Management
  2. Mark S. Boyce, Evelyn H. Merrill, Anthony R. E. Sinclair
  3. pp. 695-700
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.4 Managing the Global Water System
  2. Joseph Alcamo
  3. pp. 701-711
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.5 Managing Nutrient Mobilization and Eutrophication
  2. D. W. Schindler
  3. pp. 712-717
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.6 Managing Infectious Diseases
  2. Jonathan A. Patz, Sarah H. Olson
  3. pp. 718-723
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.7 Agriculture, Land Use, and the Transformation of Planet Earth
  2. Jonathan A. Foley, Chad Monfreda, Jonathan A. Patz, Navin Ramankutty
  3. pp. 724-730
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.8 The Ecology, Economics, and Management of Alien Invasive Species
  2. Ryan Chisholm
  3. pp. 731-739
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.9 Ecological Economics: Principles of Economic Policy Design for Ecosystem Management
  2. Anastasios Xepapadeas
  3. pp. 740-747
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.10 Governance and Institutions
  2. Elinor Ostrom
  3. pp. 748-753
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. VII.11 Assessments: Linking Ecology to Policy
  2. Clark A. Miller
  3. pp. 754-760
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Milestones in Ecology
  2. pp. 761-774
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 775-792
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 793-810
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.