Table of contents for Essentials of ecology / Colin R. Townsend, Michael Begon, John L. Harper.

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Part I-Introduction.
1. Ecology and How To Do It.
2. The Ecology of Evolution.
Part II- Conditions and Resources.
3. Physical Conditions and the Availability of Resources.
4. Conditions, Resources, and the World's Communities.
Part III- Individuals, Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems.
5. Birth, Death, and Movement.
6. Interspecific Competition.
7. Organisms as Habitats.
8. Predation, Grazing, and Disease.
9. Population Processes--The Big Picture.
10. Patterns in Species Richness.
11. The Flux of Energy and matter through Ecosystems.
Part IV- Applied Issues in Ecology.
12. Sustainability.
13. Pollution.
14. Conservation

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