Benjamin/Cummings, 1999 - Science - 620 pages
This coherent text translates the methods of statisticians into "ecological English" so that students may readily apply these methods to the real world. Ecological Methodology, Second Edition provides a balance of material on animal and plant populations. It teaches students of ecology how to design the most efficient tests in order to obtain maximum precision with minimal work. The first part of the text focuses on biological and technical issues in statistical methodology. Students learn about advances that have been made in designing better sampling devices, along with the techniques and equipment used for sampling. The second part deals with creating solid statistical design, and presents all methods that are well-known to statisticians in a language and context that students will easily understand.
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Read the next four chapters and you may find that the conventional wisdom
needs updating. Fresh approaches and new improvements in population
estimation occur often enough that ecologists cannot yet become complacent
about knowing ...
One community parameter is similarity, and Chapter 11 discusses how to
measure the similarity among communities. Similarity is the basis of classification
, and this chapter discusses cluster analysis as one method of objectively
defining the ...
This group contains 4 programs from Chapter 13 as follows: Niche Breadth Niche
Overlap Habitat and Dietary Preferences Rodgers's Index for Cafeteria Food
Preferences 12. SURVIVAL. This group contains 7 programs from Chapter 14 as