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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These estimates are then converted to total population size for the whole census
zone: Total numbers = X = NX (4.31) The variance of this estimate of total
numbers depends on the type of sampling used: Sampling with replacement
2.1 Oxx 2 3 4 (12.10) where ax = Number of species in the total catch
represented by one individual 2 g = Number of species represented by two
individuals, and so on The sum of the terms in the series is equal to a log, (1 − x),
which is the ...
If resources are subdivided in great detail, the minimal cutoff for the calculation of
the number of frequently used ... i is of the total resources used by speciesk n =
Total number of resource states Note that the MacArthur-Levins measure of ...