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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Michael C Newman |

ISBN: | 9781439835647 1439835640 |

OCLC Number: | 462926155 |

Description: | xxi, 570 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm |

Contents: | IntroductionEcotoxicology as a Scientific DisciplineToxicants and BiosphereToxicant Effects in EcosystemsToxicant Fate in EcosystemsOrganization of Knowledge Based on Explanatory PrinciplesBayesian InferenceToward Strongest Possible Inference and Clear Ecological RelevanceReferencesThe Measurement ProcessGeneralRegions of QuantitationBlank CorrectionAccuracy and PrecisionVariance StructureSample SizeOutliersSummaryReferencesBioaccumulationGeneralModeling Bioaccumulation: General ApproachModeling Bioaccumulation: Alternative ApproachesIntrinsic Factors Affecting BioaccumulationSummaryReferencesLethal and Other Quantal Responses to StressGeneralDose-Response at a Set EndpointTime to DeathQuantifying the Effects of Extrinsic FactorsQuantifying Effects of Intrinsic FactorsToxicant MixturesSummaryReferencesStatistical Tests for Detection of Chronic Lethal and Sublethal StressGeneralMethod SelectionOne-Way Analysis of VarianceTest of Normality: Shapiro-Wilk's TestTest for Homogeneity of Variances: Bartlett's TestTreatment Means Compared to the Control MeanMonotonic Trend: Williams's TestSteel's Multiple Treatment-Control Rank Sum TestWilcoxon Rank Sum Test with Bonferroni's AdjustmentA Second Look at Statistical TestingInferring Biological Significance from Statistical SignificanceSummaryReferencesPopulation and Metapopulation EffectsGeneralEpidemiologyPopulation SizeDemographySpatial Distribution of IndividualsPopulation GeneticsSummaryReferencesCommunity EffectsGeneralSimple Species InteractionsCommunity Structure and FunctionComposite IndicesMetacommunitiesTrophic ExchangeSummaryReferencesSummaryApplicationFacilitating Growth of the ScienceReferencesAppendicesAppendix 1: Factors for Estimating Standard Deviation and Control Limits for RangeAppendix 2: One-Sample Tolerance Probability Comparisons between nm* and nmAppendix 3: Critical Values of T Used to Test for Single Outliers (One-Sided Test)Appendix 4: Critical Values for Î» Used to Test for Multiple Outliers (Î± = 0.05)Appendix 5: Response Metameters for Proportion AffectedAppendix 6: Maximum Likelihood Values for Dixon's Up-and-Down MethodAppendix 7: E Values Used to Estimate 95% Confidence Intervals for LT50 with theLitchfield MethodAppendix 8: Coefficients (an-i+1) for Shapiro-Wilk's Test for NormalityAppendix 9: Percentage Points of Shapiro-Wilk's W Test for NormalityAppendix 10: Dunnett's t for One-Sided Comparisons between p Treatment Means and a Control for Î± = 0.05Appendix 11: Dunnett's t for Two-Sided Comparisons between p Treatment Means and a Control for Î± = 0.05Appendix 12: Bonferroni's Adjusted t Values for One-Sided Test and Î± = 0.01Appendix 13: Bonferroni's Adjusted t Values for One-Sided Test and Î± = 0.05Appendix 14: Bonferroni's Adjusted t Values for Two-Sided Test and Î± = 0.01Appendix 15: Bonferroni's Adjusted t Values for Two-Sided Test and Î± = 0.05Appendix 16: Dunn-Sidak's t for Comparisons between p Treatment Means and a Control for Î± = 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, and 0.20 (One-Sided Test)Appendix 17: Dunn-Sidak's t for Comparisons between p Treatment Means and a Control for Î± = 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, and 0.20 (Two-Sided Test)Appendix 18: Williams's ti,Î± for w = 1 and Extrapolation sst (Superscript) for a One-Sided Test and Î± = 0.01Appendix 19: Williams's ti,Î± for w = 1 and Extrapolation sst (Superscript) for a One-Sided Test and Î± = 0.05Appendix 20: Williams's ti,Î± for w = 1 and Extrapolation sst (Superscript) for a Two-Sided Test and Î± = 0.01Appendix 21: Williams's ti,Î± for w = 1 and Extrapolation sst (Superscript) for a Two-Sided Test and Î± = 0.05Appendix 22: Significant Values of Steel's Rank Sums for a One-Sided Test with Î± = 0.05 or 0.01Appendix 23: Significant Values of Steel's Rank Sums for a Two-Sided Test with Î± = 0.05 or 0.01Appendix 24: Wilcoxon (Mann-Whitney) Rank-Sum Test Critical Values with Bonferroni's Adjustments: One-Sided Test and Î± = 0.05Appendix 25: Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test Critical Values with Bonferroni's Adjustments: Two-Sided Test and Î± = 0.05Appendix 26: SAS Code for Implementing the Jonckheere-Terpstra TestAppendix 27: Balancing Î±, ss, and Effect Size (ES)Appendix 28: Basic Matrix MethodsAppendix 29: Values of Î¸ Used for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Mean and Standard Deviation of Truncated DataIndex |

Responsibility: | Michael C. Newman. |

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"...without a doubt a book that all aspiring and practicing ecotoxicologists should read and re-read time and time again. With each reading, as the reader learns more, new insights will be gained from this excellent book...This book is not satisfied with presenting the status quo in a recipe type manner, but discusses the limitations of the methods and gently but firmly challenges all ecotoxicologists to lift our game, become more rigorous, and contribute to the development of our branch of science."--Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, January 2014"This book provides a very fundamental view of ecotoxicology from the perspective of quantitative analysis. It covers all the ecological aspects of toxicology. Overall, it will be an excellent book for students interested in environmental science."-Wen-Xiong Wang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon"Mike Newman's Quantitative Ecotoxicology provides a unique and much-needed addition to the ecotoxicological literature. He covers the most important ecotoxicological concepts (bioaccumulation, lethal and nonlethal responses to stress at the individual level, population and metapopulation effects, and community effects) and effectively combines these with the appropriate quantitative options and considerations for assessing these processes. This book is like an ecotoxicology text and statistics text rolled into one."-Valery E. Forbes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA"... a sound and thorough update from the first edition. It is well written in common language for ecologists to understand." -James Oris, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USAPraise for the Highly Cited First Edition"... a refreshing and highly readable treatment of the quantitative aspects of ecotoxicology that can be appreciated by readers with varying degrees of mathematical expertise. ... this book will be of tremendous value to beginning graduate students in ecotoxicology as well as to researchers seeking to add more quantitative rigor to their research questions."-William H. Clements, Colorado State University, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society"... excellent text ... a rara avis."-Glenn Suter, SETAC Globe"... an important contribution to the science. Dr. Newman should be commended for his excellent text."-Gary Rand, SETAC Globe Read more...

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