Now in its eighth edition, this landmark textbook has helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation from previous editions, this text helps lecturers embrace the...
Now in its eighth edition, this landmark textbook has helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation from previous editions, this text helps lecturers embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology in a contemporary lecture hall.
The text maintains its signature evolutionary perspective and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field, but it has been completely rewritten for today’s undergraduates. Modernised in a new streamlined format, from 27 to 23 chapters, it is manageable now for a one-term course. Chapters are organised around four to six key concepts that are repeated as major headings and repeated again in streamlined summaries. Ecology: The Economy of Nature is available with SaplingPlus. An online solution that combines an e-book of the text, Ricklefs' powerful multimedia resources, and the robust problem bank of Sapling Learning. Every problem entered by a student will be answered with targeted feedback, allowing your students to learn with every question they answer.
Presents the process of scientific discovery through a global lens
Focuses across many scales and diverse habitats
Takes a "learning-by-doing" approach to basic quantitative tools and the use of data
PART I LIFE AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.- PART II ORGANISMS.- PART III POPULATIONS.- PART IV SPECIES INTERACTIONS.- PART V COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS.- PART VI GLOBAL ECOLOGY.