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Written for ecologists in all disciplines, this book presents in a coherent form, the statistical methodology that is general to field measurements. Contents include: Estimating Abundance in Animal and Plant Populations - Mark and recapture techniques, Quadrat counts and line transects, Distance methods and removal methods; Sampling and Experimental Design - Sample size determination, Random sampling, Sequential sampling, Experimental designs; Estimating Community Parameters - Species diversity measures, Niche overlap and diet analysis; Ecological Miscellanea - Survival rates.
I. Ecological Data. 1. Estimating Abundance in Animal and Plant Populations. 2. Estimating Abundance: Mark-Recapture Techniques. 3. Estimating Abundance: Removal Methods and Resight Methods. 4. Estimating Abundance: Quadrat Counts. 5. Estimating Abundance: Line Transects and Distance Methods. II. Spatial Pattern in Animal and Plant Populations. 6. Spatial Pattern and Indices of Dispersion. III. Sampling and Experimental Design. 7. Sample Size Determination and Statistical Power. 8. Sampling Designs: Random, Adaptive, and Systematic Sampling. 9. Sequential Sampling. 10. Experimental Designs. @PARTHEAD IV. Estimating Community Parameters. 11. Similarity Coefficients and Cluster Analysis. 12. Species Diversity Measures. 13. Niche Measures and Resource Preferences. V. Ecological Miscellanea. 14. Estimation of Survival Rates. 15. The Garbage Can. Appendices. References. Index.
Charles Krebs is Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and has been teaching for 40 years. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. In addition to teaching ecology, he has worked extensively on the population of rodents in Northern Canada, the United States, and Australia, trying to understand the mechanisms behind population fluctuations. He has published three ecology textbooks including Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, Fifth Edition and Ecological Methodology, Second Edition both published by Benjamin Cummings. In his spare time, Charles can be found drinking fine wines.hors have any!) hiking and kayaking. He is married and has three cats.