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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only half the number of observations required with classical sampling are needed
for sequential sampling (Mace 1964). The focus of sequential sampling is thus
decision making, so it is most useful in ecological situations that demand a ...
In practice the two methods often give similar pictures of the possible errors and
the effort required for sequential sampling schemes. Field ecologists will be more
at ease with the empirical resampling schemes for designing field programs.
Sequential sampling for classifying pest status. Pp. 137–174 in Handbook of
Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture, ed. L. P. Pedigo and G. D.
Buntin. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Iwao, S. 1975. A new method of sequential