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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 94002124
(OCoLC)29754667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Schneider
ISBN: 1299536360 9781299536364
OCLC Number: 646912947
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 395 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The Concept of Scale in Ecology. Multiscale Analysis. Scaled Quantities: Quantities. Units and Dimensions. Rescaling Quantities. Scope of Quantities. Spatial and Temporal Variability: The Geography and Chronology of Quantities. Quantities Derived from Sequential Measurements. Ensemble Quantities: Weighted Sums. Ensemble Quantities: Variability. Relation of Quantities: Equations. Expected Value of a Quantity. Scaling from the Minuscule to the Monstrous: Allometric Rescaling. Spatial Scaling. Subject Index.
Responsibility: David C. Schneider.

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