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Ecological Methods: With Particular Reference to the Study of Insect Populations

By: Thomas RE Southwood(Author)

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2011 | Edition: 2 | #237820 | ISBN-13: 9789400958111
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Paperback reprint of the 1978 hardback.

It describes ecological methods with particular reference to insect populations. Topics include sampling programmes and the measurement and description of dispersion; absolute population estimates using marking techniques; absolute population estimates by sampling a unit of habitat - air, plants, plant products and vertebrate hosts, soil and litter, or fresh-water habitats; relative methods of populations measurement and the derivation of absolute estimates; estimates based on products and effects of insects; observational and experimental methods for the estimation of natality, mortality and dispersal; construction, description and analysis of age-specific life-tables; age-grouping of insects, time-specific life-tables and predictive population models; systems analysis and modelling in ecology; diversity, species packing and habitat description; and estimation of productivity and the construction of energy budgets.


Contents

1 Introduction to the study of animal populations
2 The sampling programme and the measurement and description of dispersion
3 Absolute population estimates using marking techniques
4 Absolute population estimates by sampling a unit of habitat -air, plants, plant products and vertebrate hosts
5 Absolute population estimates by sampling a unit of habitat-soil and litter page
6 Absolute population estimates by sampling a unit of habitat - freshwater habitats
7 Relative methods of population measurement and the derivation of absolute estimates
8 Estimates based on products and effects of insects
9 Observational and experimental methods for the estimation of natality, mortality and dispersal
10 The construction, description and analysis of age-specific life-tables
11 Age-grouping of insects, time-specific life-tables and predictive population models
12 Systems analysis and modelling in ecology
13 Diversity, species packing and habitat description
14 The estimation of productivity and the construction of energy budgets


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