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Practical methods in ecology

Author: P A Henderson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
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There are few books available that provide a good introduction to the methods and techniques for ecological research. This book will be invaluable to lecturers teaching field courses and students undertaking project work in ecology. Each chapter will focus on an ecological technique. It will have an introductory section that describes the ecological principles and theory. This will then be followed by example  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Henderson, P.A.
Practical methods in ecology.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003
(DLC) 2002026255
(OCoLC)50091601
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P A Henderson
ISBN: 9781444312270 1444312278
OCLC Number: 456087808
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 163 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Planning and preliminary considerations --
Estimating the reliability of estimates and testing for significance --
Sampling a unit of habitat --
estimating absolute population number --
Mark-recapture methods for population size estimation --
Distance sampling methods for population estimation --
Comparing the magnitude of populations --
trapping and other relative abundance methods --
Using signs and products as population indices --
Estimating age and growth --
Life-tables and population budgets --
Alpha diversity, species richness, and quality scores --
Species along environmental gradients --
beta diversity --
comparing and classifying communities.
Responsibility: P.A. Henderson.

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Gives specific worked examples from the main ecosystems used for undergraduate study - seashore, lakes/ponds, field and woodland. Only introductory text specifically focused on field techniques.  Read more...

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-A valuable manual for field workers in ecology. It is well thought out, identifying common pitfalls facing novice researchers.- J Burger, Rutgers, CHOICE, October 2003 -This is an excellent Read more...

 
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