Ecology: A Canadian Context, 2nd Edition
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Ecology: A Canadian Context presents the fundamentals of ecology within a Canadian context while integrating evolution and the concept of sustainability wherever it is relevant. In addition to covering the core concepts of ecology, this title profiles the extensive ecological research being conducted in Canada.
- *NEW* Ecology in Depth box, entitled "Paleoecology of Dinosaurs" contributed by Phil Currie, celebrated palaeontologist at the University of Alberta
- *NEW* New chapter summary: Each summary consists of a series of bullet points tied to the learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, summarizing how each learning objective was addressed in the chapter
- *NEW* New section on plant physiology within Chapter 7 – Physiological Ecology
- *NEW* Enhanced coverage of urban ecology throughout the book, including Chapter 13 – Landscape Ecology, and a new Environmental Applications 14.1 box - Feral Cats: Natural Born Killers
- *NEW* Enhanced use of cross-references within and among chapters, ensuring concepts are thoroughly integrated throughout the text
- *NEW* Improved Visual Program: Over 150 new photos and 70 new and improved illustrations
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Ecology Chapter 2: Environmental Influences Chapter 3: Ecological Energetics Chapter 4: Nutrients and Their Cycling Chapter 5: Population Ecology Chapter 6: Behavioural Ecology Chapter 7: Physiological Ecology Chapter 8: Life Histories Chapter 9: Community Ecology Chapter 10: Disturbance and Succession Chapter 11: Biomes and Ecozones Chapter 12: Biodiversity Chapter 13: Landscape Ecology Chapter 14: Conservation of the Natural World Chapter 15: Resource Ecology Chapter 16: Paleoecology: Lessons from the Past Chapter 17: Ecology and Society Glossary References Name Index Subject Index Species Index