The Princeton Guide to Ecology

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Simon A. Levin, Stephen R. Carpenter, H. Charles J. Godfray, Ann P. Kinzig, Michel Loreau, Jonathan B. Losos, Brian Walker, David S. Wilcove
Princeton University Press, Jul 27, 2009 - Nature - 832 pages

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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Contents

Part I Autecology
1
Part II Population Ecology
153
Part III Communities and Ecosystems
253
Part IV Landscapes and the Biosphere
423
Part V Conservation Biology
511
Part VI Ecosystem Services
573
Part VII Managing the Biosphere
679
Milestones in Ecology
761
Glossary
775
Index
793
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Simon A. Levin is the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Princeton University, where he directs the Center for BioComplexity. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of many books, including the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Among his many awards are the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Margalef Award for Ecology, and the Eminent Ecologist Award from the Ecological Society of America.

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