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Ecological Experiments: Purpose, Design and Execution

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By: Nelson G Hairston
384 pages, 48 tables, 72 illus
Ecological Experiments: Purpose, Design and Execution
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  • Ecological Experiments: Purpose, Design and Execution ISBN: 9780521346924 Paperback Feb 1990 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Stresses the importance to ecology of field experiments where variables are manipulated in order to collect data on specific hypotheses, as opposed to the more passive observational method. Contents include: Ecological problems and how they are approached; Minimal requirements of experimental design in ecology; Trade-offs in ecological experimentation; Experts in forests; Experiments in terrestrial successional communities; Experiments in arid environments; Experiments in fresh water; Experiments in marine environments; and conclusions to be drawn from field experiments.

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Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Ecological problems and how they are approached; 2. Minimal requirements of experimental design in ecology; 3. Trade-offs in ecological experimentation; 4. Experiments in forests; 5. Experiments in terrestrial successional communities; 6. Experiments in arid environments; 7. Experiments in fresh water; 8. Experiments in marine environments; 9. Conclusions to be drawn from field experiments; References; Name index; Subject index.

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Handbook / Manual
By: Nelson G Hairston
384 pages, 48 tables, 72 illus
Media reviews
' ... when it comes to writing about ecological experimentation Hairston is unbeatable. This is the best ecology book to appear in several years. It is instructional, entertaining and unmatched in the breadth and distinction of its scholarship.' Michael J. Crawley, Nature
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