Concepts of Ecology
Concepts of Ecology is a comprehensive book for undergraduate students of biology. The book covers ecology, ecosystems, and concepts such...
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Concepts of Ecology is a comprehensive book for undergraduate students of biology. The book covers ecology, ecosystems, and concepts such as abiotic environments, energy flow in ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems. It helps students understand how communities function in an environment, and how humans interact and behave. It progresses to discuss the anthropogenic impact on aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric ecosystems. The book is an indispensable resource for all GATE aspirants aiming for admission into a postgraduate course in biology or zoology.
About Edward J. Kormondy
Edward J. Kormondy is an American academician, currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of West Los Angeles and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Tusculum College, Tennessee. Dr. Kormondy obtained his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan and formerly served as the Chancellor of the University of Hawai’i, Hilo.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part I: Ecology and Ecosystems? Ecology as a Science. The Nature of Ecosystems. Part II: The Abiotic Environment?Minimums, Tolerances, and the Medium. Insolation, Precipitation, and Climate. Soils, Nutrients, and Other Factors. Part III: Energy Flow in Ecosystems?Energy Fixation by Autotrophs. Energy Flow Beyond the Producers. Part IV: Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems? Gaseous and Sedimentary Nutrient Cycles. Nutrient Budgets and Ecosystems. Part V: Population Ecology? Population Growth and Structure. Population Regulation. Part VI: Community Ecology?The Structure and Function of Communities. Stability and Change in Communities. Part VII: Major Ecosystems of The World?Biomes, the Major Terrestrial Ecosystems. Aquatic Ecosystems. Part VIII: Human Ecology?The Nature of Human Ecology. The Human Population. Anthropogenic Impact on Aquatic Ecosystems. Anthropogenic Impact on Terrestrial Systems. Anthropogenic Impact on the Atmosphere. References. Index.
|Author||Edward J. Kormondy|
|Publisher||PHI Learning Private Limited|