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Practical Field Ecology

Practical Field Ecology

A Project Guide

  • Author: C. Philip Wheater,James R. Bell,Penny A. Cook
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470976708
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 388
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This book introduces experimental design and data analysis / interpretation as well as field monitoring skills for both plants and animals. Clearly structured throughout and written in a student-friendly manner, the main emphasis of the book concentrates on the techniques required to design a field based ecological survey and shows how to execute an appropriate sampling regime. The book evaluates appropriate methods, including the problems associated with various techniques and their inherent flaws (e.g. low sample sizes, large amount of field or laboratory work, high cost etc). This provides a resource base outlining details from the planning stage, into the field, guiding through sampling and finally through organism identification in the laboratory and computer based data analysis and interpretation. The text is divided into six distinct chapters. The first chapter covers planning, including health and safety together with information on a variety of statistical techniques for examining and analysing data. Following a chapter dealing with site characterisation and general aspects of species identification, subsequent chapters describe the techniques used to survey and census particular groups of organisms. The final chapter covers interpreting and presenting data and writing up the research. The emphasis here is on appropriate wording of interpretation and structure and content of the report.

Changing Landscapes

Changing Landscapes

The Development of the International Tropical Timber Organization and Its Influence on Tropical Forest Management

  • Author: Duncan Poore
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1853839906
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 290
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This is the history of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); its aims, policies and achievements, through drawing on contemporary records and the author's own wide experience. The book uses examination of past successes and failures to formulate a 21st-century agenda for the most practical ways of improving the management of forests and deciding forest policies.

Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

  • Author: David Gibson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191651230
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 7338
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The field of plant population ecology has advanced considerably in the last decade since the first edition was published. In particular there have been substantial and ongoing advances in statistics and modelling applications in population ecology, as well as an explosion of new techniques reflecting the availability of new technologies (e.g. affordable and accurate Global Positioning Systems) and advances in molecular biology. This new edition has been updated and revised with more recent examples replacing older ones where appropriate. The book's trademark question-driven approach has been maintained and some important topics such as the metapopulation concept which are missing entirely from the current edition are now included throughout the text.

Reptile Ecology and Conservation

Reptile Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

  • Author: C. Kenneth Dodd
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198726139
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles. The authors describe ecological sampling techniques and how they are implemented to monitor the conservation status and population trends of snakes, lizards, tuatara, turtles, and crocodilians throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on the extent of statistical inference and the biases associated with different techniques and analyses. The chapters focus on the application of field research and data analysis for achieving an understanding of reptile life history, population dynamics, movement patterns, thermal ecology, conservation status, and the relationship between reptiles and their environment. The book emphasises the need for thorough planning, and demonstrates how a multi-dimensional approach incorporates information related to morphology, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, statistical modelling, animal welfare, and biosecurity. Although accentuating field sampling, sections on experimental applications in laboratories and zoos, thermal ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, disease and biosecurity, and management options are included. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.

Practical Plant Ecology

Practical Plant Ecology

A Guide for Beginners in Field Study of Plant Communities

  • Author: Sir Arthur George Tansley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 228
  • View: 447
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Animal Ecology

Animal Ecology

  • Author: Wilfrid Hogarth Dowdeswell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Animal ecology
  • Page: 209
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Science Progress

Science Progress

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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Includes book reviews.

The Journal of Biological Sciences

The Journal of Biological Sciences

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biology
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Ecology

Ecology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: N.A
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