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How to be a Quantitative Ecologist

How to be a Quantitative Ecologist

The 'A to R' of Green Mathematics and Statistics

  • Author: Jason Matthiopoulos
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119991724
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 496
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Ecological research is becoming increasingly quantitative, yet students often opt out of courses in mathematics and statistics, unwittingly limiting their ability to carry out research in the future. This textbook provides a practical introduction to quantitative ecology for students and practitioners who have realised that they need this opportunity. The text is addressed to readers who haven't used mathematics since school, who were perhaps more confused than enlightened by their undergraduate lectures in statistics and who have never used a computer for much more than word processing and data entry. From this starting point, it slowly but surely instils an understanding of mathematics, statistics and programming, sufficient for initiating research in ecology. The book’s practical value is enhanced by extensive use of biological examples and the computer language R for graphics, programming and data analysis. Key Features: Provides a complete introduction to mathematics statistics and computing for ecologists. Presents a wealth of ecological examples demonstrating the applied relevance of abstract mathematical concepts, showing how a little technique can go a long way in answering interesting ecological questions. Covers elementary topics, including the rules of algebra, logarithms, geometry, calculus, descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Explores more advanced topics including fractals, non-linear dynamical systems, likelihood and Bayesian estimation, generalised linear, mixed and additive models, and multivariate statistics. R boxes provide step-by-step recipes for implementing the graphical and numerical techniques outlined in each section. How to be a Quantitative Ecologist provides a comprehensive introduction to mathematics, statistics and computing and is the ideal textbook for late undergraduate and postgraduate courses in environmental biology. "With a book like this, there is no excuse for people to be afraid of maths, and to be ignorant of what it can do." —Professor Tim Benton, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK

Waldökologie

Waldökologie

Einführung für Mitteleuropa

  • Author: Norbert Bartsch,Ernst Röhrig
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 366244268X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 417
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Dieses Lehrbuch gibt einen Überblick über das komplexe, in zahlreiche Fachdisziplinen aufgesplitterte Gebiet der Ökologie. Im Fokus steht dabei die Ökologie der Baumarten und der Wälder in Mitteleuropa, einem vegetationsgeografisch eigenständigen Naturraum, der sich von der Ostsee bis zu den Südalpen und von Ostfrankreich bis nach Polen und in die Slowakei erstreckt. Die Ausführungen zu den Strukturen und Prozessen in den natürlichen Waldformationen werden ergänzt durch Forschungsergebnisse zu den ökologischen Auswirkungen der Forstwirtschaft. In eigenen Kapiteln werden auch die globalen Problemfelder Biodiversität, Klimawandel und Waldschäden behandelt. Biologie, Geografie, Landschaftsplanung, Landschaftsökologie, Agrar- und Forstwissenschaften sind Studiengänge, in denen ökologische Themen seit jeher einen wichtigen Teil der Lehrinhalte einnehmen. Hinzu kamen neue Studiengänge für Ressourcenmanagement, Ökosystemmanagement, Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften. Diesen Fachrichtungen bietet das Lehrbuch eine Einführung in die ökologischen Zusammenhänge. Hierbei folgt es einem hierarchischen Aufbau von den Bäumen über die Baumpopulation und das Waldökosystem bis zur Landschaft. Die umfassende Berücksichtigung aktueller und spezieller Literatur macht das Lehrbuch auch zu einem Handbuch und Nachschlagewerk für Masterstudenten, Doktoranden und Dozenten.

Geologie für Dummies

Geologie für Dummies

  • Author: Alecia M. Spooner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527687483
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 376
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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia

Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia

  • Author: Douglas M. Considine,Glenn D. Considine
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475769180
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 3524
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Advancements in science and engineering have occurred at a surprisingly rapid pace since the release of the seventh edition of this encyclopedia. Large portions of the reference have required comprehensive rewriting and new illustrations. Scores of new topics have been included to create this thoroughly updated eighth edition. The appearance of this new edition in 1994 marks the continuation of a tradition commenced well over a half-century ago in 1938 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, First Edition, was published and welcomed by educators worldwide at a time when what we know today as modern science was just getting underway. The early encyclopedia was well received by students and educators alike during a critical time span when science became established as a major factor in shaping the progress and economy of individual nations and at the global level. A vital need existed for a permanent science reference that could be updated periodically and made conveniently available to audiences that numbered in the millions. The pioneering VNSE met these criteria and continues today as a reliable technical information source for making private and public decisions that present a backdrop of technical alternatives.

Fremd in ihrem Land

Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

  • Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593507668
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 429
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In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ

Student Resource Manual to Accompany Ecology and Field Biology, Fourth Edition

Student Resource Manual to Accompany Ecology and Field Biology, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Robert Leo Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: 114
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Philosophical Transactions

Philosophical Transactions

Biological sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biology
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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.

The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis

  • Author: A Stewart Fotheringham,Peter A Rogerson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206505
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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The widespread use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has significantly increased the demand for knowledge about spatial analytical techniques across a range of disciplines. As growing numbers of researchers realise they are dealing with spatial data, the demand for specialised statistical and mathematical methods designed to deal with spatial data is undergoing a rapid increase. Responding to this demand, The Handbook of Spatial Analysis is a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of issues and techniques in the field of Spatial Data Analysis. Its principal focus is on: • why the analysis of spatial data needs separate treatment • the main areas of spatial analysis • the key debates within spatial analysis • examples of the application of various spatial analytical techniques • problems in spatial analysis • areas for future research Aimed at an international audience of academics, The Handbook of Spatial Analysis will also prove essential to graduate level students and researchers in government agencies and the private sector.

Ökologie

Ökologie

  • Author: Michael Begon,Robert W. Howarth,Colin R. Townsend
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662499061
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 599
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Dieses Ökologie-Lehrbuch führt in leicht verständlicher Weise in die Grundlagen – von den theoretischen Fundamenten bis zu Ihren praktischen Anwendungen - ein. Durchgehend farbige Abbildungen, einfache didaktische Elemente und eine Fülle an Beispielen machen dieses Buch zu einem idealen Einstieg in die Ökologie für Studierende aller Studienabschnitte. Neu in der 3. Auflage sind zusätzliche Erläuterungen in Form von Sprechblasen in den Abbildungen und die neue Gliederung des Textes in 5 Abschnitte. Ökosystem und Biogeochemie werden ausführlicher behandelt und hunderte neuer Studien sowohl für die grundlegenden als auch für die angewandten Aspekte der Ökologie werden einbezogen.

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists

Bayesian Approach to Regression, ANOVA, Mixed Models and Related Analyses

  • Author: Marc Kery
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780123786067
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists introduces applied Bayesian modeling to ecologists using the highly acclaimed, free WinBUGS software. It offers an understanding of statistical models as abstract representations of the various processes that give rise to a data set. Such an understanding is basic to the development of inference models tailored to specific sampling and ecological scenarios. The book begins by presenting the advantages of a Bayesian approach to statistics and introducing the WinBUGS software. It reviews the four most common statistical distributions: the normal, the uniform, the binomial, and the Poisson. It describes the two different kinds of analysis of variance (ANOVA): one-way and two- or multiway. It looks at the general linear model, or ANCOVA, in R and WinBUGS. It introduces generalized linear model (GLM), i.e., the extension of the normal linear model to allow error distributions other than the normal. The GLM is then extended contain additional sources of random variation to become a generalized linear mixed model (GLMM) for a Poisson example and for a binomial example. The final two chapters showcase two fairly novel and nonstandard versions of a GLMM. The first is the site-occupancy model for species distributions; the second is the binomial (or N-) mixture model for estimation and modeling of abundance. Introduction to the essential theories of key models used by ecologists Complete juxtaposition of classical analyses in R and Bayesian analysis of the same models in WinBUGS Provides every detail of R and WinBUGS code required to conduct all analyses Companion Web Appendix that contains all code contained in the book and additional material (including more code and solutions to exercises)

The Silwood Circle

The Silwood Circle

A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

  • Author: Hannah Gay,World Scientific (Firm)
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 1848169914
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 430
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This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some recent developments in ecology. One of the group, Robert May, is a past president of the Royal Society, and the author of what many see as the most important treatise in theoretical ecology of the later twentieth century. That the group flourished was due not only to May's intellectual leadership, but also to the guiding hand of T. R. E. Southwood. Southwood ended his career as Linacre Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford, where he also served a term as Vice-Chancellor. Earlier, as a professor and director of the Silwood Park campus of Imperial College London, he brought the group together. Since it began to coalesce at Silwood it has been named here the Silwood Circle. Southwood promoted the interests of its members with the larger aim of raising the profile of ecological and environmental science in Britain. Given public anxiety over the environment and the loss of ecosystems, his actions were well-timed.Ecology, which had been on the scientific margins in the first half of the twentieth century, came to be viewed as a science central to modern existence. The book illustrates its importance to many areas. Members of the Silwood Circle have acted as government advisors in the areas of conservation and biodiversity, resource management, pest control, food policy, genetically modified crops, sustainable agriculture, international development, defence against biological weapons, and epidemiology and infectious disease control. In recounting the science they carried out, and how they made their careers, the book reflects also on the role of the group, and the nature of scientific success.

Coenoses

Coenoses

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia

Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Engineering
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Coverage of major scientific topics including animal life, biosciences, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy sources and power technology, mathematics and information sciences, materials and engineering sciences, medicine, anatomy, and physiology, physics, plant sciences, space and planetary sciences. Contains over 7,000 articles contributed by more than 250 experts

Numerical Ecology

Numerical Ecology

  • Author: P. Legendre,Loic F J Legendre
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0444538690
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1006
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The book describes and discusses the numerical methods which are successfully being used for analysing ecological data, using a clear and comprehensive approach. These methods are derived from the fields of mathematical physics, parametric and nonparametric statistics, information theory, numerical taxonomy, archaeology, psychometry, sociometry, econometry and others. An updated, 3rd English edition of the most widely cited book on quantitative analysis of multivariate ecological data Relates ecological questions to methods of statistical analysis, with a clear description of complex numerical methods All methods are illustrated by examples from the ecological literature so that ecologists clearly see how to use the methods and approaches in their own research All calculations are available in R language functions

University Affairs

University Affairs

Affaires Universitaires

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Universities and colleges
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Nature conservation

Nature conservation

cost effective biological surveys and data analysis

  • Author: Christopher Robert Margules,CSIRO (Australia)
  • Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Service Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 207
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Records the proceedings of a workshop held in 1988 under the auspices of the Council of Nature Conservation Ministers and the Australian Environment Council. Discusses how to acquire useful survey data and process it into information suitable for making land use decisions with limited resources. Considers issues such as data analysis, survey design, and how ecological theory can contribute to the design of efficient surveys. Includes descriptions of previous surveys and the use of a simulated database to compare cost effectiveness. Indexed.

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies

  • Author: Daniel Montello,Paul Sutton
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446291219
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 328
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"Covers a broad range of subjects that undergraduates in the discipline should be familiar and comfortable with upon graduation. From chapters on the scientific method and fundamental research concepts, to experimental design, sampling and statistical analysis, the text offers an excellent introduction to the key concepts of geographical research. The content is applicable for students at the beginning of their studies right through to planning and conducting dissertations. The book has also been of particular support in designing my level 1 and 2 tutorials which cover similar ground to several of the chapters." - Joseph Mallalieu, School of Geography, Leeds University "Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent." - Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it: Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing) Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken It will be core reading for students studying scientific research methods in geography, environmental studies and related disciplines such as planning and earth science.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104031541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Government Reports Announcements

Government Reports Announcements

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  • Category: Technology
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Zeitreihenmodelle

Zeitreihenmodelle

  • Author: Andrew C. Harvey
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg
  • ISBN: 9783486230062
  • Category:
  • Page: 379
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Gegenstand des Werkes sind Analyse und Modellierung von Zeitreihen. Es wendet sich an Studierende und Praktiker aller Disziplinen, in denen Zeitreihenbeobachtungen wichtig sind.