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Mike Calver, Alan Lymbery, Jen McComb, Chris Dickman, Mathew Crowther, Carolyn Jones, Annette Koenders, David Ayre, Stephen Hopper, Howard Gill, Graham O'Hara, Treena Burgess, Luke Twomey, Barbara Bowen, Mike van Keulen, Bernie Dell, Mike Bamford, Stuart Bradley, Philip Ladd, Eric Paling, Jane Chambers, Jenny Davis, Arthur McComb, Mark Garkaklis, Grant Wardell-Johnson, Pierre Horwitz, Richard Hobbs, Daniel Lunney, Harry Recher
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  • Date Published: May 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521679824

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  • Environmental Biology offers a fresh, problem-solving treatment of the topic for students requiring a biology background before further study in environmental science, sustainable development or environmental engineering. It begins with an environmental theme that carries through the text, using three major case studies with a regional focus. Key foundational knowledge is introduced and developed as the text progresses, with students encouraged to integrate their accumulated learning to reach solutions. A comprehensive coverage of scientific method, including field experimentation and field techniques, is an important part of the approach. While emphasising the environmental theme, the book introduces all facets of the biology discipline, including cell biology, evolution, ecology, conservation and restoration. There are over 500 line drawings, diagrams and photos throughout, including full-colour sections, and each chapter includes summaries and comprehensive questions. The accompanying online Instructors' Resource includes multiple-choice questions, 'Test your knowledge' solutions and video footage.

    • Meets the needs and interests of students studying first-year biology by integrating the environmental theme throughout the text, rather than treating it as a discrete topic at the end of a biology unit, as is typical in other texts
    • Problem solving approach to modern environmental problems in the Australasian/South East Asian region (all examples and case studies come from this area)
    • Includes an online Instructors' Resource
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    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521679824
    • length: 744 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 193 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. What is Environmental Biology?:
    1. Environmental biology and our time Mike Calver, Alan Lymbery and Jen McComb
    Part II. The Scientific Method and the Unifying Theories of Modern Biology:
    2. Science and the environment Chris Dickman and Mathew Crowther
    3. Cell theory I - the cellular basis of life Carolyn Jones and Mike Calver
    4. Cell theory II - cellular processes and the environment Carolyn Jones and Mike Calver
    5. Cell theory III - the cell cycle Annette Koenders
    6. Evolutionary theory - the origin and fate of genetic variation Alan Lymbery and David Ayre
    7. The history of life on Earth Stephen Hopper
    Part III. Applying Scientific Method - Understanding Biodiversity:
    8. Coping with cornucopia - classifying and naming biodiversity Alan Lymbery and Howard Gill
    9. Microscopic diversity - the prokaryotes and viruses Graham O'Hara
    10. Mysterious diversity - the protists and the fungi Treena Burgess and Luke Twomey
    11. The greening of the land - plant diversity I Barbara Bowen, Mike van Keulen and Jen McComb
    12. The greening of the land - plant diversity II Bernie Dell, Mike van Keulen, Jen McComb and Barbara Bowen
    13. Life on the move: introducing animal diversity Mike Calver and Alan Lymbery
    14. Life on the move - the spineless majority Alan Lymbery and Mike Calver
    15. Life on the move - vertebrates and other chordates Mike Bamford
    16. Boom and bust - population ecology Mike Calver and Stuart Bradley
    17. Living together: communities and ecosystems Barbara Bowen and Philip Ladd
    18. Marine habitats Eric Paling
    19. Marine lifestyles Eric Paling and David Ayre
    20. Inland aquatic environments: wetland diversity, physical and chemical processes Jane Chambers, Jenny Davis and Arthur McComb
    21. Inland aquatic environments: the ecology of lentic and lotic waters Jane Chambers, Jenny Davis and Arthur McComb
    22. Terrestrial habitats Philip Ladd and Mark Garkaklis
    23. Terrestrial lifestyles Philip Ladd and Mark Garkaklis
    Part IV. The Future - Applying Scientific Method to Conserving Biodiversity and Restoring Degraded Environments:
    24. The science of conservation biology Grant Wardell-Johnson and Pierre Horwitz
    25. Cultural conservation biology Pierre Horwitz and Grant Wardell-Johnson
    26. Redressing the problem - environmental restoration Richard Hobbs
    27. A natural legacy Mike Calver, Alan Lymbery and Jen McComb (with contributions by Daniel Lunney and Harry Recher)
    Glossary
    Index.

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  • Editors

    Mike Calver, Murdoch University, Western Australia
    Mike Calver is Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Murdoch University, Western Australia.

    Alan Lymbery, Murdoch University, Western Australia
    Alan Lymbery is Associate Professor of Parasitology in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Murdoch University, Western Australia.

    Jennifer McComb, Murdoch University, Western Australia
    Jennifer McComb is Emeritus Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Murdoch University, Western Australia.

    Mike Bamford
    Dr Michael Bamford is Consulting Ecologist at Bamford Consulting.

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    Mike Calver, Alan Lymbery, Jen McComb, Chris Dickman, Mathew Crowther, Carolyn Jones, Annette Koenders, David Ayre, Stephen Hopper, Howard Gill, Graham O'Hara, Treena Burgess, Luke Twomey, Barbara Bowen, Mike van Keulen, Bernie Dell, Mike Bamford, Stuart Bradley, Philip Ladd, Eric Paling, Jane Chambers, Jenny Davis, Arthur McComb, Mark Garkaklis, Grant Wardell-Johnson, Pierre Horwitz, Richard Hobbs, Daniel Lunney, Harry Recher

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