Contains over 6,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of ecology
Entries supported by clear diagrams where appropriate
Subjects covered include plant and animal physiology, animal behaviour, evolution, environmental pollution and conservation, climatology and meteorology, geomorphology, and oceanography
New entries on topics such as evolution, population, and community ecology, as well as numerous extra phyla
Includes over 100 web-linked entries as well as a web linked appendix of related organizations - all accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Ecology companion website
New to this edition
Over 100 new entries, including more phyla, and greater coverage of the topics of evolution, population, and community ecology
Addition of over 100 weblinks to selected entries, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Ecology companion website
Web-linked appendix listing relevant organizations - both governmental, such as DEFRA, and conservation societies such as the WWF
This is the fourth edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of ecology available. Written in a clear, accessible style, it contains over 6,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines such as biogeography, genetics, soil science, geomorphology, atmospheric science, and oceanography. Coverage is wide-ranging and includes plant and animal physiology, animal behaviour, pollution, conservation, habitat management, population, evolution, environmental pollution, climatology and meteorology. It also includes many line drawings and useful appendices including estimations of population parameters, the geologic time-scale, SI units, and - new to this edition - a web linked appendix of relevant organizations including both governmental agencies and conservation societies.
Fully revised, updated, and expanded, with over 100 new entries, this new edition also contains new web links for dozens of entries - which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Ecology companion website. The dictionary will be invaluable to students of ecology, biology, conservation studies, environmental sciences, and professionals in related areas, as well as the general reader with an interest in the natural world.
Readership: Students of Ecology and related disciplines (including Zoology, Biology, Environmental Science, Agriculture) and professionals working within the field.