The Princeton Guide to Ecology

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Contents
Part I Autecology1
I.1 Ecological Niche3
I.2 Physiological Ecology: Animals14
I.3 Physiological Ecology: Plants20
I.4 Functional Morphology: Muscles, Elastic Mechanisms, and Animal Performance27
I.5 Habitat Selection38
I.6 Dispersal45
I.7 Foraging Behavior51
I.8 Social Behavior59
I.9 Phenotypic Plasticity65
I.10 Life History72
I.11 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems79
I.12 Geographic Range87
I.13 Adaptation93
I.14 Phenotypic Selection101
I.15 Population Genetics and Ecology109
I.16 Phylogenetics and Comparative Methods117
I.17 Microevolution126
I.18 Ecological Speciation: Natural Selection and the Formation of New Species134
I.19 Adaptive Radiation143
Part II Population Ecology153
II.1 Age-Structured and Stage-Structured Population Dynamics155
II.2 Density Dependence and SingleSpecies Population Dynamics166
II.3 Biological Chaos and Complex Dynamics172
II.4 Metapopulations and Spatial Population Processes177
II.5 Competition and Coexistence in Plant Communities186
II.6 Competition and Coexistence in Animal Communities196
II.7 Predator–Prey Interactions202
II.8 Host–Parasitoid Interactions213
II.9 Ecological Epidemiology220
II.10 Interactions between Plants and Herbivores227
II.11 Mutualism and Symbiosis233
II.12 Ecology of Microbial Populations239
II.13 Coevolution247
Part III Communities and Ecosystems253
III.1 Biodiversity: Concepts, Patterns, and Measurement257
III.2 Competition, Neutrality, and Community Organization264
III.3 Predation and Community Organization274
III.4 Facilitation and the Organization of Plant Communities282
III.5 Indirect Effects in Communities and Ecosystems: The Role of Trophic and Nontrophic Interactions289
III.6 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation of Communities296
III.7 The Structure and Stability of Food Webs305
III.8 Spatial and Metacommunity Dynamics in Biodiversity312
III.9 Ecosystem Productivity and Carbon Flows: Patterns across Ecosystems320
III.10 Nutrient Cycling and Biogeochemistry330
III.11 Terrestrial Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles340
III.12 Freshwater Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles347
III.13 The Marine Carbon Cycle358
III.14 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning367
III.15 Ecological Stoichiometry376
III.16 Macroecological Perspectives on Communities and Ecosystems386
III.17 Alternative Stable States and Regime Shifts in Ecosystems395
III.18 Responses of Communities and Ecosystems to Global Changes407

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