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Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations: A Handbook for Field Biologists

Handbook / Manual

By: Caryl Elzinga, Dan Salzer, James Willoughby and James Gibbs

360 pages, Illus, figs, tabs


Paperback | Feb 2001 | #116093 | ISBN: 063204442X
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About this book

Overview of population monitoring, aiming aims to be an accessible introduction to field techniques for measuring important attributes of animal and plant populations. It also covers different ways of recording monitoring data in the field and describes means for entering and managing field monitoring data sets with computers.

A handbook to help field biologists and land managers cope with monitoring is a worthwhile product. Professor Michael McGowan, San Francisco State University "Such a text could easily form the basis for undergraduate and graduate courses in institutions having programs which include wildlife, fisheries, ecology, or conservation biology. It would also be important reading for state and federal agency personnel and all those biologists involved in the ecological consulting field." Professor Gary Vinyard, University of Nevada at Reno "One of the most intractable problems facing ecologists and conservationists conducting manipulative experiments on ecosystems is monitoring the outcome. Without such monitoring the experiments, of course, are worthless, so careful considerations of experimental design and recording techniques prior to the establishment of the manipulations are always worthwhile, and it is here that this practical manual seeks to exist." Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 2002


Preface 1. Introduction To Monitoring 2. Monitoring Overview 3. Selecting Among Priorities 4. Qualitative Techniques For Monitoring 5. General Field Techniques 6. Data Collection And Data Management 7. Basic Principles Of Sampling 8. Sampling Design 9. Statistical Analysis 10. Analysis Of Trends 11. Selecting Random Samples 12. Field Techniques For Measuring Vegetation 13. Specialized Sampling Methods And Field Techniques For Animals 14. Objectives 15. Communication And Monitoring Plans Appendix I: Monitoring Communities Appendix II: Sample Size Equations Appendix III: Confidence Interval Equations Appendix IV: Sample Size And Confidence Intervals For Complex Sampling Designs Literature Cited Index References

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