Contiene: Diversity. Ecology, environmentalism, and the first polluters. Natural selection and evolution: the heart of ecology. The ecological efficiency of living things. Climate and ecology. Ecosystems: getting to the root of productivity. Aquatic ecosystems. Population and community ecology. Populations and resources: a balancing act. Who needs sex anyway?. Predators, parasites, and more. Species and communities through time: changing populations and landscapes. Ecological succession: a natural healing process. The how and why of tropical biodiversity. Aspects of human ecology. Peopling earth. Human disease: evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Feeding the world. Ecological impacts of changing land use. Pollution: the other face of fertilizers and pesticides. Aspects of tropical development. Habitat fragmentation and extinction. Working to save biodiversity. Atmosphere, air pollution, and ozone. Climate change and global warming. How does acid deposition affect ecosystems?. Ecology and society. The use and supply of energy. Environmental economics. Environmental legislation and policy. Peering into the future.