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Key questions in ecology: a study and revision guide.

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Description

This book is a useful introduction to some of the history, development and key concepts of ecology. It serves as a study and revision guide for students following programmes of study in which ecology is an important component. It contains 600 multiple-choice questions (and answers) set at three levels – foundation, intermediate and advanced – and grouped into 10 major topic areas: (1) The history and foundations of ecology, (2) Abiotic factors and environmental monitoring, (3) Taxonomy and biodiversity, (4) Energy flow and production ecology, (5) Nutrient and material cycles, (6) Ecophysiology, (7) Population ecology, (8) Community ecology and species interactions, (9) Ecological genetics and evolution, (10) Ecological methods and statistics. The structure of the book allows the study of one topic area at a time, progressing through simple questions to those that are more demanding. Many of the questions require students to use their knowledge to interpret information provided in the form of graphs, data or photographs. The questions are arranged by topic and divided into three levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced. Knowledge of definitions and basic facts are dealt with at the foundation level; the intermediate level contains questions on methods, processes and basic calculations; and the advanced level contains questions involving more obscure facts and definitions, along with calculations, and mathematical concepts where appropriate.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The history and foundations of ecology. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Abiotic factors and environmental monitoring. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Taxonomy and biodiversity. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Energy flow and production ecology. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Nutrient and material cycles. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 82) Ecophysiology. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 100) Population ecology. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 121) Community ecology and species interactions. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 140) Ecological genetics and evolution. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 159) Ecological methods and statistics. Author(s): Rees, P. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 179) Answers. Author(s): Rees, P. A.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789247572
  • Record Number
  • 20203368008