Higher Education

Volume 6 - Ecology & Behavior, 13th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Ralph Taggart Michigan State University
  • Christine Evers
  • ISBN-10: 1111580693  |  ISBN-13: 9781111580698
  • 160 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR engages students with relevant applications and encourages critical thinking. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help students gain a full understanding. Students are able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending "Take-Home Messages" and the on-page running glossary ensure they grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable students to go beyond rote memorization and prepare them to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science.

Features and Benefits

  • The clear writing style engages students and makes the material accessible without glossing over the science—even with the most formidable topics.
  • The visually-appealing and accurate art program helps visual learners with step-by-step art, "Figure It Out" images, and animated figures.
  • "Take-Home Message" at the end of each section poses a question that reflects the critical content of the section and answers the question in bulleted list format so students grasp the key concepts.
  • Data Analysis Activities provide students with the opportunity to work with real data, further strengthening analytical skills and providing insight into contemporary research.
  • "How Would You Vote?" questions demonstrate the personal relevance of the concepts and ask students to consider biology-related news, explore the facts behind the issue, apply knowledge, and cast a vote.

Table of Contents

43. Animal Behavior.
UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY.
44. Population Ecology.
45. Community Structure and Biodiversity.
46. Ecosystems.
47. The Biosphere.
48. Human Impacts on the Biosphere.
APPENDICES.
A1. Classification System.
A2. How to Read a Journal Article.
A3. Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems.
A4. Units of Measure.
GLOSSARY.

What's New

  • NEW! The Learning Roadmap at the beginning of each chapter helps students gain a full understanding. Students are able to focus on key concepts, make connections to prior concepts, and see where the material is leading.
  • NEW! On-page running glossary provides immediate help with the language of Biology and aids reading comprehension. Students do not have to flip to the back of the book and can remain focused on the key concept.
  • NEW! The Visual Summary reinforces key concepts and links the chapter content visually for students.
  • NEW! The Visual Summary reinforces key concepts and links the chapter content visually for students.
  • NEW! Aplia for Biology helps students learn and understand key concepts via focused assignments and active learning opportunities that include randomized, automatically graded questions, exceptional text interaction, and immediate feedback.

Supplements

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The test bank offers nearly 3,500 questions. Test bank chapters consist of the following types of questions ranked according to Bloom's Taxonomy: multiple choice, matching, "select-the-exception" multiple choice, and labeling. This print supplement provides exams that can be used in your course, as well as selected images from the text.

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CengageNOW with InfoTrac®, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, Virtual Biology Laboratory 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111941483 | ISBN-13: 9781111941482)

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Student Interactive Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111987009 | ISBN-13: 9781111987008)

Organized to match sections of the text, this easy-to-use student workbook invites and requires your active participation, which is why it works to increase your understanding. Each chapter includes interactive exercises, self-quizzes, chapter objectives/review questions, and questions that ask you to integrate and apply key concepts.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cecie Starr

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: “I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice.”

Ralph Taggart

Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

Christine Evers

Christine Evers has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied evolutionary biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board.