Principles of Ecology

  • Authors
  • R. J. Putman
  • S. D. Wratten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 5-12
  2. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 13-13
  3. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 15-42
  4. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 43-68
  5. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 69-85
  6. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 86-104
  7. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 105-126
  8. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 127-151
  9. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 152-201
  10. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 202-218
  11. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 219-269
  12. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 270-302
  13. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 303-319
  14. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 320-337
  15. R. J. Putman, S. D. Wratten
    Pages 338-355
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 356-388

About this book

Introduction

As Ecology teachers ourselves we have become increasingly aware of the lack of a single comprehensive textbook of Ecvlogy which we can recommend unreservedly to our students. While general, review texts are readily available in other fields, recent publications in Ecology have tended for the most part to be small, specialised works on single aspects of the subject. Such general texts as are available are often rather too detailed and, in addition, tend to be somewhat biased towards one aspect of the discipline or another and are thus not truly balanced syntheses of current knowledge. Ecology is, in addition, a rapidly developing subject: new information is being gathered all the time on a variety of key questions; new approaches and techniques open up whole new areas of research and establish new principles. Already things have changed radically since the early '70s and we feel there is a need for an up to date student text that will include some of this newer material. We have tried, therefore, to create a text that will review all the major principles and tenets within the whole field of Ecology, presenting the generally accepted theories and fundamentals and reviewing carefully the evidence on which such principles have been founded. While recent developments in ecological thought are emphasised, we hope that these will not dominate the material to the extent where the older-established principles are ignored or overlooked.

Keywords

adaptation ecological community ecology ecosystem energy environment evolution growth homeostasis invertebrates mechanics population ecology species diversity stability

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6948-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-31930-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6948-6
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