Welcome to the Ecology, Second Edition Companion Website

This website is a companion to the textbook Ecology, Second Edition by Michael L. Cain, William D. Bowman, and Sally D. Hacker, published by Sinauer Associates.

This Companion Website is designed to help you master the important concepts presented in the textbook. It provides resources for reviewing each chapter, learning the key terminology, working with data from actual experiments, and using simulations to explore model systems.

Important: Before you start using the site, be sure to review the system requirements listed below.

To access chapter-specific content, choose a chapter and a category from the menus above and click “Go”, or click a category listed on the left.

Technical Support/Contact Information

If you have any problems using this site, or have any suggestions or errors to report, please contact us: support@sinauer.com. Be sure to mention the name of this website (Ecology 2e Companion Website).

System Requirements

Some of the Hands-On Problem Solving Exercises on this site include simulations that are in Java format. In order to use these, you must have Java version 1.2 or newer installed. The latest version of Java can be downloaded free of charge from the Java website: http://www.java.com/en/

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