Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation
This is a book about the scientific process and how we apply it to data in ecology. We will learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble data, how to analyse data and finally how to present the results. Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel uses Microsoft Excel and the powerful Open Source R program to carry out data handling as well as producing graphs.
Who Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel is for Students of ecology and environmental science will find Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel aimed at them although many other scientists will find the text useful as the principles and data analysis are the same in many disciplines. No prior knowledge is assumed and the reader can develop their skills up to degree level.
What you will learn from Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel
How to plan ecological projects
How to record and assemble your data
How to use Excel for data analysis and graphs
How to use R for data analysis and graphs
How to carry out a wide range of statistical analyses
How to create professional looking graphs
How to present your results
Mark Gardener began his career as an optician but returned to science and trained as an ecologist. His research is in the area of pollination ecology. He has worked extensively in the UK as well as Australia and the United States. Currently he works as an associate lecturer for the Open University and also runs courses in data analysis for ecology and environmental science.
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