Accessible to ecological researchers, Introduction to Ecological Sampling is the first book to introduce ecological sampling methods from a statistical viewpoint. It starts with classic random sampling methods and then covers more advanced forms of sampling, including adaptive, line transect, and plotless sampling. It also describes trend analysis, resource selection, and mark-recapture methods. Introduction to Ecological Sampling presents the necessary theory but mainly focuses on showing readers how to apply the methods, incorporating many examples and case studies as well as software.
- Standard Sampling Methods and Analyses
- Adaptive Cluster Sampling Methods
- Sampling Designs Used for Environmental Monitoring
- Line Transect Sampling
- Removal and Change in Ratio Methods
- Plotless Sampling and the T-Square Method
- Site Occupancy Models
- Resource Selection by Animals
- Mark-Recapture Methods
- Models for Trend Analysis
Bryan F.J. Manly is a consultant for Western EcoSystems Technology. He was previously a professor of statistics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. His interests focus on aspects of statistics applied to biological problems, particularly in analyses related to organisms in seas and rivers.
Jorge A. Navarro Alberto is a professor at the Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mexico, where he teaches statistics and sampling design courses to undergraduate biology students and graduate marine biology and natural resource management students. His current research involves the development of statistical methods in community ecology, biodiversity conservation, and biogeography.