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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Many other statistical frequency distributions have been used to describe quadrat
counts of plants and animals (Evans 1953; Patilet al. 1971; Elliott 1977). You
should refer to the more specialized literature or consult a professional
statistician if ...
3d ed. Chapman and Hall, London. QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS 9.1.
Construct a sequential sampling plan for the cotton fleahopper. Pest-control
officers need to distinguish fields in which less than 35% of the cotton plants are
infested from ...
For example, if you wish to measure the impact of competition from species A on
plant growth, you can measure plants growing in natural stands in a mixture with
species A and compare these with plants growing in the absence of species A ...