## Ecological MethodologyEcological Methodology, Second Edition provides a balance of material on animal and plant populations, and teaches students of ecology how to design efficient tests in order to obtain maximum precision with minimal work. |

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This book attempts to present to ecologists in a coherent form the statistical

methodology that is general to

depends on good methods, and there are two components to progress in

This book attempts to present to ecologists in a coherent form the statistical

methodology that is general to

**ecological**field measurements. Scientific progressdepends on good methods, and there are two components to progress in

**ecological**...Page 2

statistical analysis by itself will give you any crisp insight into what data you

should be collecting. Do not get the proverbial statistical cart in front of your

distinction ...

statistical analysis by itself will give you any crisp insight into what data you

should be collecting. Do not get the proverbial statistical cart in front of your

**ecological**horse.**Ecological**theory and your**ecological**insight will give you thedistinction ...

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Biological significance is not a mechanical concept like statistical significance. It

refers to the importance of a particular set of measurements in the context of a

theoretical hypothesis. Small effects can be important in some

processes ...

Biological significance is not a mechanical concept like statistical significance. It

refers to the importance of a particular set of measurements in the context of a

theoretical hypothesis. Small effects can be important in some

**ecological**processes ...

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Ecological Methodology Charles J. Krebs,CHARLES L. KREBS,Professor of Zoology Charles J Krebs No preview available - 1999 |

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abundance aerial analysis aphids Appendix assumptions bias calculations capture Caughley Chapter clumped coefficient of variation confidence interval confidence limits defined density estimate distance ecological ecologists END-OF-FILE equal catchability equation estimate of population estimate population example Figure finite population FORMAT 2X,'ENTER formula frequency distribution index of dispersion level of precision line transect mark-recapture marked animals Morisita nearest neighbor negative binomial distribution niche breadth niche overlap normal distribution null hypothesis Number of animals Number of individuals number of quadrats number of samples number of species observed obtained parameters Petersen plot Poisson distribution population density population estimate probability problem Program proportion quadrat counts random points random sampling ratio READ regression resource sample size sample sizes sampling unit Seber second sample sequential sampling simple random sampling spatial pattern standard error statistical statistical population stratum study area survival rate Table techniques Total number transformation unmarked variable variance voles