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Quantitative ecology : spatial and temporal scaling

Author: David C Schneider
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1994.
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Quantitative Ecology reviews the manifold ways that scale influences the interpretation of ecological variation. Ecologists recognize the significance of scale and magnitude in providing a context for resolution of ecological problems. Written for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty researchers, this book synthesizes a burgeoning literature on the influences of scale. As scale, magnitude,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schneider, David C.
Quantitative ecology.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)646912947
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Schneider
ISBN: 0126278601 9780126278606
OCLC Number: 29754667
Description: xv, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Concept of Scale in Ecology --
Ch. 2. Multiscale Analysis --
Ch. 3. Quantities --
Ch. 4. Units and Dimensions --
Ch. 5. Rescaling Quantities --
Ch. 6. The Scope of Quantities --
Ch. 7. The Geography and Chronology of Quantities --
Ch. 8. Quantities Derived from Sequential Measurements --
Ch. 9. Ensemble Quantities: Weighted Sums --
Ch. 10. Ensemble Quantities: Variability --
Ch. 11. Equations --
Ch. 12. Expected Value of Quantities --
Ch. 13. Allometric Rescaling --
Ch. 14. Spatial Scaling.
Responsibility: David C. Schneider.
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