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This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research is intended for biology students of all levels, especially those in behavioral ecology, The reader is guided through a discussion of the nature of scientific research, how to plan research, and how to obtain funding. The authors give advice and guidelines for presenting results at research seminars and scientific meetings, and also provide useful tips on preparing abstracts and posters for scientific meetings. They discuss how to write an effective C.V. and give general tips on how to write clearly. Planning, Proposing, and Presenting Science Effectively is illuminated throughout with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and emphasis is placed on problems associated with field studies. All biologists will find this a valuable resource and guide for the early years of their scientific careers and established faculty will find it an essential instructional tool.
1. How to plan research
2. How to write a research proposal
3. How to write a research report
4. How to present research
5. How to write a Curriculum Vitae
Jack P. Hailman is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Research Associate of Archbold Biological Station in Florida. His research focuses on the behavior of birds.
Karen B. Strier is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, USA. Her research focuses on primate behavioral ecology and conservation.