## 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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where m = Optimal number of elements to sample per primary unit s2 = Variance

among elements within primary units = I" lm [(xij - x,)2/«(W - 1)] [as defined in

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where m = Optimal number of elements to sample per primary unit s2 = Variance

among elements within primary units = I" lm [(xij - x,)2/«(W - 1)] [as defined in

**equation**(6.37)] Sv = Si - (stJM) = Component of variance among unit means 5 1...

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Figure 7.2) for negative binomial counts can be estimated from the general

is m ** where /io and h\= y intercepts (

mean ...

Figure 7.2) for negative binomial counts can be estimated from the general

**equation**Expected sample size h ^ _ W) to reach a decision = (7.29) if true meanis m ** where /io and h\= y intercepts (

**equations**7.27 and 7.28) jj. = Populationmean ...

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Fit the quadratic

where s2 = Observed variance of a series of measurements or counts x =

Observed mean of a series of measurements or counts a\ , a2 = Regression

coefficients ...

Fit the quadratic

**equation**to data previously obtained: s2 = aix + a2x2 + b (7.32)where s2 = Observed variance of a series of measurements or counts x =

Observed mean of a series of measurements or counts a\ , a2 = Regression

coefficients ...

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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