Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition includes:
- three new chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankind
- discussion of over 800 new studies, updating the text throughout
- an updated, user-friendly design with margin notes and chapter summaries that serve as study aids
- dedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/begon
The resulting textbook is easy to use, lucid and up-to-date, and is the essential reference for all students whose degree program includes ecology and for practicing ecologists.