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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Figure 2.9 illustrates one of these figures for a range of population sizes from 50
to 500 and a range of survival rates from low to high. Four general principles are
illustrated in these graphs: 1. Precision increases as the capture probability of ...
Under the null hypothesis of randomness, the index of pattern should be 0.5. Box
6.4 illustrates the use of Hopkins' test to determine spatial pattern. (6.14) Ih 6.3.2
T-Square Sampling Procedure Given the T-square distance data illustrated in ...
Age-specific mortalities from equation (14.16) As a check on the calculations, you
can also calculate total generation mortality as K = log (maximum natality) - log (
reproductive adults) (14.18) Box 14.4 illustrates the use of key factor analysis on