This section contains free e-books and guides on Ecology, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.
Tropical EcologyDr. Lee DyerOnline
| NA Pages
This note utilizes an integrative approach to
examine conservation, sustainability, and biodiversity of tropical ecosystems.
Topics covered includes: Tropical life zones, The rainforest and how it
functions, Evolution in the tropics, Tropical plants, Tropical plant compounds
and Bioprospecting, Plant-Animal Interactions, Tropical birds and mammals,
Tropical fish, amphibians and reptiles, Humans and the rainfores, Global
environmental problems and the future of tropical ecosystems.
Introduction to Ecology Lecture NotesWorku Legesse, Teklu Mulugeta and Aragaw
| 93 Pages
This lecture note is prepared primarily for health officer students, and
is organized based on the course outline of introduction to public health in the
curriculum of health officers. Topics covered includes: Introduction to
Ecological Principles, Ecosystem, Population Dynamics, The Biosphere and its
Pollution, Natural Resources and their Conservation.
Applied Forest EcologyThe University of HawaiOnline
| NA Pages
This note covers the
following topics: Forests and Society, Ecosystem Concept and Forest Ecosystem
Goods, Forest Population Ecology, Forest Community Ecology, Forest Production
Ecology, Forest Nutrition and Biogeochemistry, Forest Silviculture, Forest
Restoration, Forest Restoration and Forest Conservation.
Ecosystem EcologyThe University of HawaiOnline
| NA Pages
This note explains the following
topics: Ecosystem History and Concept, Earths Climate System, Geology and Soils,
Stable Isotopes, Water and Energy Balance, Carbon Cycling, Temporal and Spatial
Dynamics, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes, Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Processes, Climate Change.
Ecology of Natural ResourcesNational Open University of NigeriaPDF
| 117 Pages
aim of this note is to introduce students to the basic variables associated with
the studying of the natural resources in our world. Topics covered includes:
Nature of resources, Man and the natural environment, Sustainability in the use
of resources, Policies, laws and regulations on natural resources, Instruments
of environmental protection, Conflicts in resource conservation, Economic,
cultural, political and social considerations in resource, conservation and
management, Watershed management and nature reserves, Wildlife conservation in
Africa and Emerging issues in resources conservations.
Edward Clements and Victor E. ShelfordOnline
| 444 Pages
Author, Clements is best known for his
theory of community development or plant succession. The authors were brought
together in this task of attempting to correlate the fields of plant and animal
ecology by the common belief that it would tend to advance the science of
ecology in general.
Diversity of EcosystemsMahamane AliOnline
| 496 Pages
Aim of this book is to bring out a
general view on the function of ecosystems, modelling, sampling strategies,
invading species, the response of organisms to modifications, the carbon
dynamics, the mathematical models and theories that can be applied in diverse
| 300 Pages
This book covers the following topics in plant ecology: Ecology of Roots,
Ecology of Stems, Ecology of Leaves, Symbiosis, Pollination, Reciprocal
Nutritive Disjunctive Symbiosis, Social Conjunctive Symbiosis, Nutritive
Conjunctive Symbiosis, Growth Habits of Plants, Plant Communities, Plant
Succession and Applied Ecology.
Dictionary of ecologyHerbert C HansonOnline
| 408 Pages
This practical dictionary is for the
use of students, teachers, and investigators in ecology and related fields such
as range management, forestry, wildlife, conservation, agronomy, and limnology.
The aim of this dictionary is to fill the need for definitions of many new terms
that have come into usage during the past thirty years and also to include many
of the old terms that are used in current literature.
Introduction to Ecology IDr. James Danoff-BurgOnline
| NA Pages
This Introductory Ecology
Module explains the hierarchical structure of ecology-species, populations,
communities, and ecosystems. Each lecture will focus on a key ecological
principle then provide applied examples to further demonstrate the concept.