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.
Results 1-3 of 95
Box 5.2 gives an example of these calculations, and program-group DISTANCE
METHODS does these calculations (Appendix 2). 5.2.2 T-Square Sampling
Procedure An alternative sampling scheme to the Byth and Ripley procedure was
Other possible distance measures are reviewed in Diggle (1983) and Seber (
1982). Batcheler (1971, 1975) has developed techniques for estimating
population density from distance measurements that utilize empirically derived
r————H---—I-I-I-I-I-I---—— Euclidean distance 20 10 . O I I i T -T T-I T-I
I T T T T T T T-I-T- I 10 20 30 40 No. of individuals of species 1 in sample Figure
11.2 Hypothetical illustration of the Euclidean distance measure of similarity.