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  1. The textbooks for this course can be found in both the Dumfries and Glasgow libraries.

    The edition of the book will affect the page numbers cited.

  2. General textbooks for this course 4 items
    1. Ecological applications: toward a sustainable world - Colin R. Townsend 2008

      Book Recommended If you wish to buy a book, this is the one recommended. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    2. First ecology - Alan Beeby, Anne-Maria Brennan 1997

      Book Recommended This is a good first introduction to basic ecology. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    3. Introductory ecology - Peter Cotgreave, Irwin Forseth c2002

      Book Recommended A good introductory textbook for an ecology course. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    4. Biodiversity: an introduction - Kevin J. Gaston, John I. Spicer 2004

      Book Further A good source of information on biodiversity. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

  3. Supporting references for lectures 30 items
    1. Introductory ecology - Peter Cotgreave, Irwin Forseth c2002

      Book Essential Pages 4, 78 and 187 cover abiotic and biotic factors. Pages 13-17 looks at patterns in communities and pages 190-192 looks at the response of communities to global change. Pages 179-181 looks at the properties of ecological communities and pages 182-186 cover competition. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    2. First ecology - Alan Beeby, Anne-Maria Brennan 1997

      Book Essential Ecological modelling is covered on pages 60-67 of the second edition. Pages 186-195 cover succession and disturbance. Pages 47-53 cover speciation and page 196-199 looks at how ecological communities are classified. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    3. Ecosystems : a functional approach - Gordon Dickinson, K. J. Murphy 1998

      Book Essential Pages 84-97 cover stressed environments. See page 4 for more information on ecological hierarchies. Pages 99-100 looks at disturbance. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    4. Essentials of ecology - Colin R. Townsend, Begon, Michael Begon, John L. Harper 2002

      Book Essential Habitats are covered on pages 106 and 306-7. Pages 75-88 examine stressed environments. Read the chapter on population dynamics. Pages 331-333 examines how species diversity is measured. Pages 312-317 look at succession. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    5. Biodiversity: an introduction - Kevin J. Gaston, John I. Spicer 2004

      Book Recommended Pages 19, 48, 108-135 and 138-157 cover biodiversity. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    6. Marine biology - Peter Castro, Michael E. Huber 2000

      Book Recommended Read chapter 15 which examines the deep sea as a stressed environment. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    7. Ecological applications: toward a sustainable world - Colin R. Townsend 2008

      Book Essential Pages 36-77 and 108-118 cover niche theory and the conservation of endangered species. Pages 119-126 cover ecological modelling. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    8. Keystone Species Hypothesis

      Webpage Essential Web page covers concept of keynote species and uses the sea otter as a case study.

    9. The Great Bustard Group - Great Bustard reintroduction and conservation

      Website Recommended Up-to-date information on the re-introduction of this bird onto Salisbury Plain, England.

    10. WWF - Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)

      Webpage Recommended Further information on the conservation of the Siamese crocodile

    11. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

      Website Recommended Use this list to see if your case study species has a category of threat.

    12. Planning for ex situ conservation in the face of uncertainty - Stefano Canessa, Sarah J. Converse, Matt West, Nick Clemann 06/2016

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    13. Modelling the abundance and distribution of marine birds accounting for uncertain species identification - Alison Johnston, Chris B. Thaxter, Graham E. Austin, Aonghais S.C.P. Cook 02/2015

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    14. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity - Ward Appeltans, Shane T. Ahyong, Gary Anderson, Martin V. Angel 12/2012

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    15. Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity - Céline Bellard, Cleo Bertelsmeier, Paul Leadley, Wilfried Thuiller 04/2012

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    16. Implications of different species concepts for conserving biodiversity - Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Michele R. Dudash, Mark D.B. Eldridge 09/2012

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    17. Predicting current and future spatial community patterns of plant functional traits - Anne Dubuis, Leila Rossier, Julien Pottier, Loïc Pellissier 11/2013

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