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Environmental Biology

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Matthew R. Fisher

Pub Date: 2018

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Language: English

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Reviewed by Karen Bledsoe, Instructor, Chemeketa Community College on 5/23/19

The book covers most topics found in other environmental science books, with enough background material (ecology topics covered in general biology courses) for understanding of basic ecological principles. Some topics I did not notice: soil... read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Environmental Science
  • Chapter 2: Matter, Energy, & Life
  • Chapter 3: Ecosystems and the Biosphere
  • Chapter 4: Community & Population Ecology
  • Chapter 5: Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Chapter 6: Environmental Hazards & Human Health
  • Chapter 7: Water Availability and Use
  • Chapter 8: Food & Hunger
  • Chapter 9: Conventional & Sustainable Agriculture
  • Chapter 10: Air Pollution, Climate Change, & Ozone Depletion
  • Chapter 11: Conventional & Sustainable Energy

About the Book

This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.

About the Contributors


Matthew R. Fisher