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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Spatial. Pattern. in. Animal. and. Plant. Populations. Organisms are not spread at
random across the landscape, and one important question of landscape ecology
concerns the pattern of individuals in space. This question is important in its ...
Spatial maps can be constructed for plants in quadrats, for bird territories in
forests or grasslands, or for nest sites of geese. ... Forest ecologists typically deal
with extensive stands of trees, and yet need information on spatial pattern both to
6.5 SUMMARY Spatial pattern is of interest in itself because we would like to
understand the ecological processes determining the locations of individuals,
which are rarely spread at random over the landscape. When a spatial map is ...