Ecological Principles & Environmental Issues
By Peter Jarvis
320 pages, Illus.
$87.50 Paper Original
Concise introduction to core ecology through key environmental issues such as biodiversity, global warming and habitat restoration. Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues provides an introduction to core ecology through key environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, global warming and pollution. Taking a distinctive approach, Peter Jarvis starts each chapter with a case study and uses this as a springboard to present core theory, while taking care to introduce ecological principles in a logical sequence throughout the book.
The book's approachable style includes Ecology boxes for further background and Issues boxes with UK, European and international examples. Each chapter includes summaries, Further Reading, and self-test questions and answers to emphasize key concepts that students need to understand. Discussion topics and exercises are ideal for class use, helping to explore ecological principles and environmental issues in greater depth.
Foreword. 1. The Biosphere: Global Interaction of Land, Air and Water. 2. Food, Energy and Nutrients. 3. Ecosystem Sustainability and Chemical Pollution. 4. Species distributions and Climatic Change. 5. Population Growth and Control. 6. Biodiversity and species Richness. 7. Conservation and Wildlife Management. 8. Biological Invasions, Competition and the Niche. 9. Important Concepts in Ecology and Global Environmental Issues. References.
" Each chapter is based around a key, real life case study " Ecology Boxes for further background and Issues Boxes with UK, European and international examples " Further Reading, self-test questions and answers, discussion topics and exercises for each chapter
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