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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.

Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

  • Author: David J. Gibson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019967146X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 298
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This second edition provides authoritative guidance on research methodology for plant population ecology. Practical advice is provided to assist senior undergraduates and post-graduate students, and all researchers, design their own field and greenhouse experiments and establish a research programme in plant population ecology.

Using the Biological Literature

Using the Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Diane Schmidt
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466558571
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 412
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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

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.

Ecology

Ecology

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

Introduction to plant ecology

Introduction to plant ecology

a guide for beginners in the study of plant communities

  • Author: Sir Arthur George Tansley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Plant ecology
  • Page: 260
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Field Natural History

Field Natural History

A Guide to Ecology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: 248
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Practical Methods in Ecology

Practical Methods in Ecology

  • Author: Peter A. Henderson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444312278
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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There are few books available that provide a good introduction tothe methods and techniques for ecological research. This book willbe invaluable to lecturers teaching field courses and studentsundertaking project work in ecology. Each chapter will focus on an ecological technique. It will havean introductory section that describes the ecological principlesand theory. This will then be followed by example applications.These will focus on three most common habitats where teachers takestudents for fieldwork; the seashore, ponds and lakes, fields andwoodland. Gives specific worked examples from the main ecosystems usedfor undergraduate study - seashore, lakes/ponds, field andwoodland. Only introductory text specifically focused on fieldtechniques. Great 'how-to' guide that will show student exactly how tocarry out each method. Only text to emphasise the principles behind the techniques -taking a methods based approach rather than a taxonomic approach(eg chapters split into population measures, biodiversity measures,species richness measures rather than methods for invertebrates,methods for mammals, methods for birds etc). Greater emphasis on the equipment involved - how to make it,where to buy it. Good references to further reading and advancedtechniques.