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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You must decide, for example, how often each year estimation is required, the
type of sampling gear you will use, and whether ... There is an excellent review of
the sample-size problem in population ecology by Eberhardt (1978) and general
7.6 SUMMARY The most common question in ecological research is, How large
a sample should I take? This chapter attempts to give a general answer to this
question by providing a series of equations from which sample size may be ...
Wolda (1981) investigated how sample size and species richness affected the
maximum value that could be obtained with similarity coefficients. He used a
simulated community of known species richness with 100,000 individuals whose