Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants

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Wiley, Apr 11, 1996 - Science - 256 pages
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Worldwide, Population Ecology is the leading textbook on this titled subject. Written primarily for students, it describes the present state of population ecology in terms that can be readily understood by undergraduates with little or no background in the subject. Carefully chosen experimental examples illustrate each topic, and studies of plants and animals are combined to show how fundamental principles can be derived that apply to both species. Use of complex mathematics ia avoided throughout the book, and what math is necessary is dealt with by examination of real experimental data rather than dull theory.

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Colin R. Townsend is the Director of the Ecology, Conservation and Biodiversity Research Group at the University of Otago. He has published over 150 ecology papers and books, including the best-selling and award-winning "Ecology," 4th Edition, with co-authors Michael Begon and John L. Harper. He is also co-editor of the international journal "Freshwater Biology."

Michael Begon is Professor of Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He has authored several books in addition to Ecology and around 150 research articles. His current research interests are focused on the population ecology of pathogens in wildlife populations.

John L. Harper is an award-winning biologist and a leading figure in plant population biology. He has served as a council member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society and received the Darwin Arward in 1990. He is also the author of "Population Biology of Plants" and a co-author of "Ecology,

Mortimer, Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Liverpool, UK.

57-year-old Canadian, divorced twice but I have three adult children, who I love deeply. I also have 2 sweet granddaughters, one 6, the other new 2. I come from a family of eight, four girls, two boys. My father was a World War Two veteran. He passed away about 15 years ago. My mother, who is 86, is constantly on the go. Most of my siblings are A type personalities. Ambition in me did not show up until a few years ago when I finally began writing this book. It had been rattling around inside my head for a 28 years, in various forms. I have always liked writing ever since public school. I mine a disability pension at the moment due to epilepsy and bipolar mood disorder. I surprised myself by actually finishing this first novel.

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