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Ecology, Facies and Palaeoenvironment@
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! J.B. Bennington et al. (2009): Critical issues of scale in paleoecology. PDF file, Palaios, 24: 1-4.
! Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley: The world's biomes. This is an introduction to the major biomes on Earth.
Paul Billiet, The Open Door Web Site: Ecology. Powerpoint presentation. See also here.
! F.L. Condamine et al. (2013): Macroevolutionary perspectives to environmental change. In PDF, Ecology letters.
! Derek Briggs and Peter Crowther (eds.), Earth Pages, Blackwell Publishing:
Paleobiology: A Synthesis
Series of concise articles from over 150 leading authorities from around the world.
Navigate from the content file.
There are no restrictions on downloading this material. Excellent!
Worth checking out:
Part 4. Palaeoecology, Pages 305-414.
Andrew M. Bush University of Connecticut, and Gwen M. Daley, Winthrop University (website hosted by the Paleontological Society, Boulder): Comparative Paleoecology of Fossils and Fossil Assemblages. In PDF, lecture notes, PS Centennial Short Course. See also here.
! Sallie Chisholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Open Courseware): Fundamentals of Ecology Slides and handouts (PDF files). Excellent!
Kevin J. Devito, University of Alberta: Wetland Ecology and Management. Lecture notes and readings for anyone interested in water management issues.
! William A. DiMichele and Robert A. Gastaldo (2008): Plant Paleoecology in Deep Time. PDF file, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 95: 144-198. See also here (abstract).
Encyclopedia of Earth
(supported by the Environmental Information Coalition and the National
Council for Science and the Environment).
Expert-reviewed information about the Earth. For everyone,
please take notice.
The scope of the Encyclopedia of Earth is the environment of the Earth broadly defined,
with particular emphasis on the interaction between society and the natural spheres of
the Earth. Excellent! Go to:
Scott A. Heckathorn,
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA:
Biodiversity lecture notes, Powerpoint presentations. See especially:
An Introduction to Ecology and The Biosphere.
! Science > Biology > Ecology.
Science > Biology > Ecology > Education.
Link directories, with ratings (Google page rank).
! David R. Greenwood, Environmental Science Program, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada: Fossil plants as environmental indicators Lecture note, PDF file (3.6 MB).
Gregory A. Keoleian, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan: Ecological Processes: The Planet´s Life Support System. Powerpoint presentation.
Kerry S. Kilburn, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA: Principles of Ecology. Ecology at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels of organization. Syllabus, calendar, study guide, and links to related materials. Go to: Notes and Links.
Kylen Lee, EconGuru Textbooks (?): Fundamentals of Ecology. A brief investigation into the economy of nature.
University of London External System, London, UK (This is is a division of the University of London that grants external degrees: Study in Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS), Biogeography. Go to: Chapter 3: Patterns in space. This PDF file reviews the various approaches that have been used to characterise the spatial patterns of plants and animals on the terrestrial land surface.
Maps101: Terrestrial biomes. PDF file.
Brian C. McCarthy, Dept. Env. & Plant Biology, Ohio University, Athens: Plant Community Ecology. Lecture notes.
! Alan Molumby, University of Illinois at Chicago: Biology of Populations and Communities. Lecture notes. Go to: Ecosystems And Global Ecology. Powerpoint presentation.
! Dennis W. Nyberg, University of Illinois at Chicago: Biology of Populations and Communities. Lecture notes. Navigate from EXAM 1, 2, or 3 Material (chiefly PDF files). Go to: Ecological Restoration.
Philadelphia University Jordan, Amman: Ecology, what is it?, Ecology, and Ecosystems. Powerpoint presentations. See also here, scroll down to: "Ecology Powerpoints".
Michael Pidwirny, Department of Geography, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada:
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.
The main purpose of Physical Geography is to explain the spatial characteristics of the various natural
phenomena that exist in Earth's hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere. Go to:
The Universe, Earth, Natural Spheres, and Gaia,
Introduction to the Biosphere,
Introduction to the Atmosphere, and
Introduction to the Hydrosphere.
Easy to understand information.
! Peter H. Raven and Paul H. Zedler: Chapter 31: The Dynamics of Communities and Ecosystems and Chapter 32: Global Ecology (PDF files). Chapters thoroughly updated for the seventh edition of "Biology of Plants", Peter H. Raven et al. (2005).
P.D. Roopnarine (2009): Ecological modeling of paleocommunity food webs. In Conservation Paleobiology: Using the Past to Manage for the Future, Paleontological Society Short Course, October 17th, 2009. The Paleontological Society Papers, Volume 15, Gregory P. Dietl and Karl W. Flessa (eds.).
George Sly, Union High School, Dugger, Indiana (Classrooms of the 21th Century): Teaching Tropical Rainforest Biology.
SpaceRef.com: NASA's astrobiology home page. For instance: Life in Extreme Environments.
Larry T. Spencer, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH: History of Ecology. Including an annotated bibliography.
Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE).
This is a project of the Education and Human Resources Committee of
the Ecological Society of America. See also:
TIEE TEACHING ISSUES AND EXPERIMENTS IN ECOLOGY. A peer reviewed publication of ecological educational materials by the Ecological Society of America.
Bill Tietjen, Bellarmine College: Ecology Biology 408. Go to: Ecology Labs. Lecture notes and links to related materials.
Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection: Ecology.
James D. Wright,
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ:
and Life. Powerpont presentation. See also
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