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How to do ecology : a concise handbook

Author: Richard Karban; Mikaela Huntzinger; Ian S Pearse
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Most books and courses in ecology cover facts and concepts but don't explain how to actually do ecological research. How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful research program. This one-of-a-kind book explains how to choose a research question and answer it through manipulative experiments and systematic observations. Because science is a social endeavor, the book  Read more...
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Karban, Richard.
How to do ecology.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014934363
(OCoLC)883887114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Karban; Mikaela Huntzinger; Ian S Pearse
ISBN: 9781400851263 1400851262 1306737761 9781306737760
OCLC Number: 879550835
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Boxes; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction: The Aims of This Book; CHAPTER 1. Picking a Question; CHAPTER 2. Posing Questions (or Picking an Approach); CHAPTER 3. Using Experiments to Test Hypotheses; CHAPTER 4. Analyzing Experimental Data; CHAPTER 5. Using Surveys to Explore Patterns; CHAPTER 6. Building Your Indoor Skills; CHAPTER 7. Working with People and Getting a Job in Ecology; CHAPTER 8. Communicating What You Find; CHAPTER 9. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Index.
Responsibility: Richard Karban, Mikaela Huntzinger, Ian S. Pearse.
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