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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

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

ISBN
9781400833023
Related ISBN
9780691156040
MARC Record
OCLC
659589903
Pages
848
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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