Ecology Companion Website Access

William D. Bowman, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sally D. Hacker, Oregon State University, Corvallis, and Michael L....
William D. Bowman, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sally D. Hacker, Oregon State University, Corvallis, and Michael L. Cain, New Mexico State University
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Ecology Companion Website Access

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NOTE: This product is Companion Website Access only; it does not include the textbook. (Also note that each new copy of the textbook includes 180-day access to the Companion Website.)

The Ecology Companion Website offers students a wealth of study and review material. The site...

NOTE: This product is Companion Website Access only; it does not include the textbook. (Also note that each new copy of the textbook includes 180-day access to the Companion Website.)

The Ecology Companion Website offers students a wealth of study and review material. The site includes the following resources:

  • Chapter Outlines and Summaries
  • Hands-On Problem Solving Exercises that provide practical experience working with experimental data and interpreting results from simulations and models.
  • Analyzing Data Exercises—companions to the in-book exercises that give students extra practice with quantitative skills.
  • Climate Change Connections explore the links between the ecological concepts and climate change.
  • Web Extensions expand on the coverage of selected topics introduced in the textbook.
  • Online Quizzes are a great way for students to check their comprehension of the material covered in each chapter.
  • Web Stats Review—a brief statistics primer for ecology.
  • FlashcardsSuggested Readings, and Glossary

(Note that instructor registration is required in order for students to access the online quizzes.)

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William D. Bowman is a Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mountain Research Station, and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. He earned his Ph.D. from Duke University. Dr. Bowman has taught courses in introductory ecology, plant ecology, plant–soil interactions, and ecosystems ecology, and for over two decades he has directed undergraduate summer field courses and research programs. His research focuses on the intersections of physiological ecology, community dynamics, and ecosystem function, particularly in the context of environmental change.

Sally D. Hacker is a Professor at Oregon State University, Corvallis, where she has been a faculty member since 2004. She has taught courses in introductory ecology, community ecology, and marine biology. She is particularly interested in promoting active and experiential learning for students interested in ecology and field-based experiences. Dr. Hacker is also a coauthor on Life: The Science of Biology. Her research explores the structure, function, and services of natural and managed ecosystems under varying contexts of species interactions and global change. She has conducted research with plants and animals in rocky intertidal, estuarine, and coastal dune ecosystems. Her work has most recently focused on the protective role of coastal ecosystems in mitigating the vulnerability from climate change.

Michael L. Cain, having opted to focus full-time on writing, is affiliated with the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University, he was a faculty member at New Mexico State University and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In addition to his work on this book, Dr. Cain is a coauthor of Campbell’s Biology (Eleventh Edition) and Biology in Focus (Second Edition). He has instructed students across a wide range of subjects, including introductory biology, ecology, field ecology, evolution, botany, mathematical biology, and biostatistics. His research interests include: plant ecology; long-distance dispersal; ecological and evolutionary dynamics in hybrid zones; and search behavior in plants and animals.