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Module Reading List

Population and Community Ecology, 2019/20, Semester 1
Prof Keith Hamer
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Ecology textbooks

There are many general Ecology textbooks with good sections on Population and Community Ecology, as well as texts specifically on Population Ecology or Community Ecology. For the best of both worlds, the 4th edition of Begon et al. (2014) and the 2nd edition of Neal (2019) are very good.

Neal, D. (2019) Introduction to population biology. 4th Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press  

Begon, M., Howarth, R.W. & Townsend, C.R. (2014) Essentials of Ecology. 4th Ed. Oxford: Wiley  

Rockwood, L.L. (2015) Introduction to population ecology. 2nd Ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Singer, F.D. (2015) Ecology in action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Mills, L. Scott. (2012) Conservation of wildlife populations: demography, genetics, and management, 2nd Ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Morris, W.F. & Doag, D.F. (2003) Quantitative conservation biology : theory and practice of population viability analysis. Sunerland, MA: Sinauer Associates

Begon, M., Mortimer, M. & Thompson, D.J. (2009) Population ecology: a unified study of animals and plants. 3rd Ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

May, R.M. & McLean, A.R. (2007) Theoretical ecology: principles and applications Oxford : Oxford University Press

Courchamp, F., Berek, L. & Gascoigne, J. (2008) Allee effects in ecology and conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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 Books on ecological techniques

 These provide useful information on how data used in studies of population and community ecology can be obtained and analysed.

 Sutherland, W.J. (2006) Ecological census techniques. 2nd Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

 Henderson, P.A. & Southwood, T.R.E. (2016) Ecological methods. 4th Ed. Oxford: Wiley

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Book purchase and availability

 If you are able to buy only one book, I recommend the following textbook:

Neal, D. (2019) Introduction to population biology. 4th Ed. Cambridge Universaity Press: Cambridge

This covers many of the topics in this module and should also be useful for other modules in ecology and conservation

This list was last updated on 29/08/2019