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Field and Laboratory Methods for General Ecology

Handbook / Manual

Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: James E Brower, Jerrold H Zar and Carl N von Ende

273 pages, 101 illus

William C Brown

Spiralbound | Dec 1997 | Edition: 4 | #69887 | ISBN: 0697243583
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This introductory ecology lab manual focuses on the process of collecting, recording and analyzing data, and equips students with the tools they need to function in more advanced science courses. It reflects the most current techniques for data gathering so that students can obtain the most accurate samples. Balanced coverage of plant, animal and physical elements offers a diverse range of exercises. Includes exercise on writing research reports.


Contents: Unit 1·Collecting, Analyzing, and Reporting Ecological Data
Ecological Sampling
Data Analysis
Writing Research Reports
Unit 2·Analysis of Habitats
Microhabitat Analysis
Atmospheric Analysis
Substrate Analysis
Analysis of Aquatic Habitats
Chemical Analysis of Habitats
Habitat Assessment
Unit 3·Biotic Sampling Methods
Plot Sampling
Transect Sampling
Point-quarter Sampling
Terrestrial Invertebrate Sampling
Aquatic Sampling
Capture-recapture Sampling
Removal Sampling
Terrestrial Vertebrate Sampling
Unit 4·Analysis of Populations
Age Structure and Survivorship
Population Growth
Population Dispersion
Unit 5· Analysis of Communities
Community Structure
Species Diversity
Community Similarity
Unit 6·Analysis of Production
Biomass Measurements
Aquatic Productivity
Aquatic Microecosystems

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