Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand Version, 12th Edition

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Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand Version, 12th Edition

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Campbell Biology, 12th edition, Australian and New Zealand version delivers a trusted, accurate, current, and pedagogically innovative experience that guides students to a true understanding of biology.

The author team advances Neil Campbell’s vision of meeting and equipping students at their individual skill levels by developing tools, visuals, resources, and activities that encourage participation and engage students in their learning.

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Lisa A. Urry is Gibbons Young Professor of Biology at Mills College. After earning a B.A. at Tufts University, she completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lisa has conducted research on gene expression during embryonic and larval development in sea urchins. Deeply committed to promoting opportunities in science for women and underrepresented minorities, she has taught courses ranging from introductory and developmental biology to a nonmajors course called Evolution for Future Presidents.

Michael L. Cain is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, who is now writing full-time. Michael earned an A.B. from Bowdoin College, an M.Sc. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. As a faculty member at New Mexico State University, he taught introductory biology, ecology, evolution, botany, and conservation biology. Michael is the author of dozens of scientific papers on topics that include foraging behaviour in insects and plants, long- distance seed dispersal, and speciation in crickets.

Steven A. Wasserman is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Working on the fruit fly Drosophila, Steve has done research on develop-mental biology, reproduction, and immunity. Having taught genetics, development, and physiology to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, he now focuses on introductory biology, for which he has been honoured with UCSD’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Peter V. Minorsky is Professor of Biology at Mercy College in New York, where he teaches introductory biology, ecology, and botany. He received his A.B. from Vassar College and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Peter taught at Kenyon College, Union College, Western Connecticut State University, and Vassar College; he is also the science writer for the journal Plant Physiology. His research interests concern how plants sense environmental change.

Rebecca B. Orr is Professor of Biology at Collin College in Plano, Texas, where she teaches introductory biology. She earned her B.S. from Texas A&M University and her Ph.D. from University of Texas South-western Medical Center at Dallas. Rebecca has a passion for investigating strategies that result in more effective learning and retention, and she is a certified Team-Based Learning Collaborative Trainer Consultant. She enjoys focusing on the creation of learning opportunities that both engage and challenge students.

Neil A. Campbell (1946—2004) earned his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. His research focused on desert and coastal plants. Neil’s 30 years of teaching included introductory biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college’s first Outstanding Professor Award. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside. Neil was the founding author of Campbell Biology, upon which this book is based.

Noel Meyers, completed his Ph.D. in plant pollination biology at the University of Queensland. With the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, he has completed two postdoctoral research fellowships. For his teaching Noel won an Australian Award for University Teaching and a Pearson U Fellowship of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (FHERDSA). Noel dedicates his life to science education.

Karen Burke da Silva is the Dean (Education) in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. Karen is recognised as one of Australia’s most influential science educators and in 2016 was awarded the Australian University Teacher of the Year and the South Australian STEM tertiary educator of the year in 2015. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and curricula in STEM education. Karen is a conservation biologist and is the Founder of the Saving Nemo Conservation and Citizen Science Program. She is actively involved in social media campaigns to raise awareness around conservation and environmental issues building greater understanding of science in the public arena.

Ann Parkinson, is a Senior Lecturer, Physiology and Anatomy at University of Sunshine Coast. Ann completed her PhD in muscle physiology at the University of New South Wales with over 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering curriculum in cell biology and physiology. Ann has earned recognition for excellence in learning and teaching, including a ALTC Citation and the Senior Fellow level of the Higher Education Academy. Ann’s research is primarily in higher education practice in teaching biology and physiology, with particular emphasis on use of visualisation technologies to enhance learning. This includes the novel CAVE2TM environment using 3D immersive visualisation to view cells.

Lesley LLuka is an Associate Professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences. The overall theme of Lesley Lluka's research over 3 decades has been the structure and function of the noradrenaline transporter (NET) and the serotonin transporter (SERT). These transporters are important sites of action of drugs such as antidepressants. More recently, Lesley Lluka's work has increasingly moved to Science Education, with a focus on areas such as student engagement in practical classes, innovative assessment practices to drive deep learning, and internationalisation of the curriculum.

Prasard Chunduri is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland Prasad completed his PhD in the field of cardiovascular biology at The University of Queensland. He currently teaches physiology to many undergraduate students, especially to those in their first year of university studies. He has received several awards for his teaching including a University Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and an Award for Teaching Excellence from the faculty of medicine at The University of Queensland. His disciplinary research interests continue in the field of cardiovascular biology and stroke. In addition, he also researches in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, predominantly in the design and evaluation of better teaching methods for first year biology students.
Scaffolded content with a broad range of opportunities to apply and test learning:
  • Chapter openers includes interviews with leading biologists from ANZ and around the world
  • In chapter content includes ‘Exploring’ figures, Concept Checks, Visual Skills Exercises, Problem-solving exercises, Figure Walkthroughs, ‘Make Connections’ figures, Scientific Skills Exercises (SSE) and Inquiry Figures.
  • End of chapter includes Summary of Key Concepts, Test Your Understanding and Synthesis/Evaluation features.
Make connections across multiple concepts and formats and methods:
  • Make Connections Figures
  • Make Connections Questions
  • Make Connections Tutorials
Scientific skills development:
  • Scientific Skills Exercises
  • Problem-Solving Exercises
Innovation in assessment:
  • Dynamic Study Modules
  • Wrong-Answer Feedback
Guide students to a deeper understanding of biological structures, processes and functions:
  • Figure Walkthroughs
Instructors save time and teach the toughest topics in General Biology:
  • Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules
New to this edition
Campbell Biology, 12th edition, Australian and New Zealand version, delivers an authoritative, accurate, current, and pedagogically innovative experience that helps students make connections, so they learn, and understand, biology.

New in the 12th edition:
  • Chapter Openers help students visualise and remember concepts as they move through each chapter
    • Introduce each chapter and feature a question answered with a clear, simple image
    • Each opener includes a Study Tip and highlights of interactive media in Mastering Biology.
  • Visual Overview helps students start with the big picture.
  • Study Tip provides an activity for students to help them organise and learn the information in the chapter.
  • Four new Australian co-authors
    • Join established and respected local author, Noel Meyers
    • Broadens the subject matter expertise, teaching and learning experience and coverage of content based on their individual expertise and student focussed approach.
  • Standalone Pearson eText
    • Offered for the first time in a local Biology title
    • Simple-to-use, mobile-optimised, personalised reading experience
    • Allows students to easily highlight, take notes, and review vocabulary all in one place - even when offline.
Table of contents

  1. Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life
  2. The Chemical Context of Life
  3. Water and Life
  4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
  5. The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules
  6. A Tour of the Cell
  7. Membrane Structure and Function
  8. An Introduction to Metabolism
  9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
  10. Photosynthesis
  11. Cell Communication
  12. The Cell Cycle
  13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
  14. Mendel and the Gene Idea
  15. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
  16. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  17. From Gene to Protein
  18. Regulation of Gene Expression
  19. Viruses
  20. Biotechnology
  21. Genomes and Their Evolution
  22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
  23. The Evolution of Populations
  24. The Origin of Species 2
  25. The History of Life on Earth
  26. Phylogeny and the Tree of Life
  27. Bacteria and Archaea
  28. Protists
  29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonised Land
  30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
  31. Fungi
  32. An Overview of Animal Diversity
  33. An Introduction to Invertebrates
  34. The Origin and Evolution of Vertebrates
  35. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
  36. Resource Acquisition and Transport in Vascular Plants
  37. Soil and Plant Nutrition
  38. Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology
  39. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals
  40. Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function
  41. Animal Nutrition
  42. Circulation and Gas Exchange
  43. The Immune System
  44. Osmoregulation and Excretion
  45. Hormones and the Endocrine System
  46. Animal Reproduction
  47. Animal Development
  48. Neurons, Synapses, and Signalling
  49. Nervous Systems
  50. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
  51. Animal Behaviour
  52. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
  53. Population Ecology
  54. Community Ecology
  55. Ecosystems and Restoration Ecology
  56. Conservation Biology and Global Change