The Princeton Guide to Ecology

Editors: Levin, Simon A., Carpenter, Stephen R. and Godfray, H. Charles J.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-691-15604-0
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 356
Book Status: Available
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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 a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading on each topic, 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • Part I: Autecology
  • I.1 Ecological Niche
  • I.2 Physiological Ecology: Animals
  • I.3 Physiological Ecology: Plants
  • I.4 Functional Morphology: Muscles, Elastic Mechanisms, and Animal Performance
  • I.5 Habitat Selection
  • I.6 Dispersal
  • I.7 Foraging Behavior
  • I.8 Social Behavior
  • I.9 Phenotypic Plasticity
  • I.10 Life History
  • I.11 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • I.12 Geographic Range
  • I.13 Adaptation
  • I.14 Phenotypic Selection
  • I.15 Population Genetics and Ecology
  • I.16 Phylogenetics and Comparative Methods
  • I.17 Microevolution
  • I.18 Ecological Speciation: Natural Selection and the Formation of New Species
  • I.19 Adaptive Radiation
  • Part II: Population Ecology
  • II.1 Age-Structured and Stage-Structured Population Dynamics
  • II.2 Density Dependence and Single-Species Population Dynamics
  • II.3 Biological Chaos and Complex Dynamics
  • II.4 Metapopulations and Spatial Population Processes
  • II.5 Competition and Coexistence in Plant Communities
  • II.6 Competition and Coexistence in Animal Communities
  • II.7 Predator-Prey Interactions
  • II.8 Host-Parasitoid Interactions
  • II.9 Ecological Epidemiology
  • II.10 Interactions between Plants and Herbivores
  • II.11 Mutualism and Symbiosis
  • II.12 Ecology of Microbial Populations
  • II.13 Coevolution
  • Part III: Communities and Ecosystems
  • III.1 Biodiversity: Concepts, Patterns, and Measurement
  • III.2 Competition, Neutrality, and Community Organization
  • III.3 Predation and Community Organization
  • III.4 Facilitation and the Organization of Plant Communities
  • III.5 Indirect Effects in Communities and Ecosystems: The Role of Trophic and Nontrophic Interactions
  • III.6 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation of Communities
  • III.7 The Structure and Stability of Food Webs
  • III.8 Spatial and Metacommunity Dynamics in Biodiversity
  • III.9 Ecosystem Productivity and Carbon Flows: Patterns across Ecosystems
  • III.10 Nutrient Cycling and Biogeochemistry
  • III.11 Terrestrial Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles
  • III.12 Freshwater Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles
  • III.13 The Marine Carbon Cycle
  • III.14 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • III.15 Ecological Stoichiometry
  • III.16 Macroecological Perspectives on Communities and Ecosystems
  • III.17 Alternative Stable States and Regime Shifts in Ecosystems
  • III.18 Responses of Communities and Ecosystems to Global Changes
  • III.19 Evolution of Communities and Ecosystems
  • Part IV: Landscapes and the Biosphere
  • IV.1 Landscape Dynamics
  • IV.2 Landscape Pattern and Biodiversity
  • IV.3 Ecological Dynamics in Fragmented Landscapes
  • IV.4 Biodiversity Patterns in Managed and Natural Landscapes
  • IV.5 Boundary Dynamics in Landscapes
  • IV.6 Spatial Patterns of Species Diversity in Terrestrial Environments
  • IV.7 Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in Landscapes
  • IV.8 Seascape Patterns and Dynamics of Coral Reefs
  • IV.9 Seascape Microbial Ecology: Habitat Structure, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Function
  • IV.10 Spatial Dynamics of Marine Fisheries
  • Part V: Conservation Biology
  • V.1 Causes and Consequences of Species Extinctions
  • V.2 Population Viability Analysis
  • V.3 Principles of Reserve Design
  • V.4 Building and Implementing Systems of Conservation Areas
  • V.5 Marine Conservation
  • V.6 Conservation and Global Climate Change
  • V.7 Restoration Ecology
  • Part VI: Ecosystem Services
  • VI.1 Ecosystem Services: Issues of Scale and Trade-Offs
  • VI.2 Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Ecosystem Services
  • VI.3 Beyond Biodiversity: Other Aspects of Ecological Organization
  • VI.4 Human-Dominated Systems: Agroecosystems
  • VI.5 Forests
  • VI.6 Grasslands
  • VI.7 Marine Ecosystem Services
  • VI.8 Provisioning Services: A Focus on Fresh Water
  • VI.9 Regulating Services: A Focus on Disease Regulation
  • VI.10 Support Services: A Focus on Genetic Diversity
  • VI.11 The Economics of Ecosystem Services
  • VI.12 Technological Substitution and Augmentation of Ecosystem Services
  • VI.13 Conservation of Ecosystem Services
  • Part VII: Managing the Biosphere
  • VII.1 Biological Control: Theory and Practice
  • VII.2 Fisheries Management
  • VII.3 Wildlife Management
  • VII.4 Managing the Global Water System
  • VII.5 Managing Nutrient Mobilization and Eutrophication
  • VII.6 Managing Infectious Diseases
  • VII.7 Agriculture, Land Use, and the Transformation of Planet Earth
  • VII.8 The Ecology, Economics, and Management of Alien Invasive Species
  • VII.9 Ecological Economics: Principles of Economic Policy Design for Ecosystem Management
  • VII.10 Governance and Institutions
  • VII.11 Assessments: Linking Ecology to Policy
  • Milestones in Ecology
  • Glossary