Quantitative Ecology

Quantitative Ecology
Author: David C. Schneider
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-07-20
ISBN: 9780080925646
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Ecology Book Excerpt:

A follow-up to the highly successful first edition, this book reviews the manifold ways that scale influences the interpretation of ecological variation. As scale, magnitude, quantity, and measurement occupy an expanding role in ecology, this 2e will be an indispensable addition to individual and institutional libraries. In providing a context for resolution of ecological problems, ecologists will appreciate the significance of scale and magnitude addressed in this book. Written for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty researchers, this book synthesizes a burgeoning literature on the influences of scale. * Expanded by numerous explanatory figures and wide coverage of material * Topic is of crucial importance to ecologists * The most thorough, complete coverage available on quantitative ecology in the market

Handbook of Quantitative Ecology

Handbook of Quantitative Ecology
Author: Justin Kitzes
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-07-20
ISBN: 0226818330
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Quantitative Ecology Book Excerpt:

An essential guide to quantitative research methods in ecology and conservation biology, accessible for even the most math-averse student or professional. Quantitative research techniques have become increasingly important in ecology and conservation biology, but the sheer breadth of methods that must be understood—from population modeling and probabilistic thinking to modern statistics, simulation, and data science—and a lack of computational or mathematics training have hindered quantitative literacy in these fields. In this book, ecologist Justin Kitzes addresses those challenges for students and practicing scientists alike. Requiring only basic algebra and the ability to use a spreadsheet, Handbook of Quantitative Ecology is designed to provide a practical, intuitive, and integrated introduction to widely used quantitative methods. Kitzes builds each chapter around a specific ecological problem and arrives, step by step, at a general principle through the process of solving that problem. Grouped into five broad categories—difference equations, probability, matrix models, likelihood statistics, and other numerical methods—the book introduces basic concepts, starting with exponential and logistic growth, and helps readers to understand the field’s more advanced subjects, such as bootstrapping, stochastic optimization, and cellular automata. Complete with online solutions to all numerical problems, Kitzes’s Handbook of Quantitative Ecology is an ideal coursebook for both undergraduate and graduate students of ecology, as well as a useful and necessary resource for mathematically out-of-practice scientists.

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology
Author: Timothy E. Essington
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 0192843478
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology Book Excerpt:

Environmental science (ecology, conservation, and resource management) is an increasingly quantitative field. This accessible textbook introduces quantitative ecology in a manner that aims to confront the limitations of the current literature and thereby appeal to a far wider audience.

Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Author: Otso Ovaskainen,Henrik Johan de Knegt,Maria del Mar Delgado
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 0191024228
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Book Excerpt:

This novel, interdisciplinary text achieves an integration of empirical data and theory with the aid of mathematical models and statistical methods. The emphasis throughout is on spatial ecology and evolution, especially on the interplay between environmental heterogeneity and biological processes. The book provides a coherent theme by interlinking the modelling approaches used for different subfields of spatial ecology: movement ecology, population ecology, community ecology, and genetics and evolutionary ecology (each being represented by a separate chapter). Each chapter starts by describing the concept of each modelling approach in its biological context, goes on to present the relevant mathematical models and statistical methods, and ends with a discussion of the benefits and limitations of each approach. The concepts and techniques discussed throughout the book are illustrated throughout with the help of empirical examples. This is an advanced text suitable for any biologist interested in the integration of empirical data and theory in spatial ecology/evolution through the use of quantitative/statistical methods and mathematical models. The book will also be of relevance and use as a textbook for graduate-level courses in spatial ecology, ecological modelling, theoretical ecology, and statistical ecology.

How to be a Quantitative Ecologist

How to be a Quantitative Ecologist
Author: Jason Matthiopoulos
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-04-12
ISBN: 9781119991724
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to be a Quantitative Ecologist Book Excerpt:

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

The Background of Ecology

The Background of Ecology
Author: Robert P. McIntosh
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1986-09-26
ISBN: 9780521270878
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Background of Ecology Book Excerpt:

The Background of Ecology is a critical and up-to-date review of the origins and development of ecology, with emphasis on the major concepts and theories shared in the ecological traditions of plant and animal ecology, limnology, and oceanography. The work traces developments in each of these somewhat isolated areas and identifies, where possible, parallels or convergences among them. Dr McIntosh describes how ecology emerged as a science in the context of nineteenth-century natural history.

An Introduction to Quantitative Ecology

An Introduction to Quantitative Ecology
Author: Robert W. Poole
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animal populations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Quantitative Ecology Book Excerpt:

Primarily written for non-mathematically inclined biologist.

Numerical Ecology

Numerical Ecology
Author: P. Legendre,Loic F J Legendre
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 990
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN: 0444538682
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numerical Ecology Book Excerpt:

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

Pesticides Documentation Bulletin

Pesticides Documentation Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agricultural pests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pesticides Documentation Bulletin Book Excerpt:

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology
Author: J. Andrew Royle,Robert M. Dorazio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2008-10-15
ISBN: 0080559255
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology Book Excerpt:

A guide to data collection, modeling and inference strategies for biological survey data using Bayesian and classical statistical methods. This book describes a general and flexible framework for modeling and inference in ecological systems based on hierarchical models, with a strict focus on the use of probability models and parametric inference. Hierarchical models represent a paradigm shift in the application of statistics to ecological inference problems because they combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are developed and applied to problems in population, metapopulation, community, and metacommunity systems. The book provides the first synthetic treatment of many recent methodological advances in ecological modeling and unifies disparate methods and procedures. The authors apply principles of hierarchical modeling to ecological problems, including * occurrence or occupancy models for estimating species distribution * abundance models based on many sampling protocols, including distance sampling * capture-recapture models with individual effects * spatial capture-recapture models based on camera trapping and related methods * population and metapopulation dynamic models * models of biodiversity, community structure and dynamics * Wide variety of examples involving many taxa (birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, plants) * Development of classical, likelihood-based procedures for inference, as well as Bayesian methods of analysis * Detailed explanations describing the implementation of hierarchical models using freely available software such as R and WinBUGS * Computing support in technical appendices in an online companion web site

Inventing Global Ecology

Inventing Global Ecology
Author: Michael L. Lewis
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0821415409
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Global Ecology Book Excerpt:

Blue jeans, MTV, Coca-Cola, and... ecology? We don't often think of conservation sciences as a U.S. export, but in the second half of the twentieth century an astounding array of scientists and ideas flowed out from the United States into the world, preaching the gospel of conservation-oriented ecology. Inventing Global Ecology grapples with how we should understand the development of global ecology in the twentieth century--a science that is held responsible for, literally, saving the world. Is the spread of ecology throughout the globe a subtle form of cultural imperialism, as some claim? Or is it a manifestation of an increasingly globalized world, where ideas, people, and things move about with greater freedom than ever before? Using India as the case study, Professor Michael Lewis considers the development of conservation policies and conservation sciences since the end of World War II and the role of United States scientists, ideas, and institutions in this process. Was India subject to a subtle form of Americanization, or did Indian ecologists develop their own agenda, their own science, and their own way of understanding (and saving) the natural world? Does nationality even matter when doing ecology? This readable narrative will carry you through the first fifty years of independent India, from the meadows of the Himalayan Mountains to the rainforests of southern India, from Gandhi and Nehru to Project Tiger. Of equal interest to the general reader, to scientists, and to scholars of history and globalization, Inventing Global Ecology combines ethnographic fieldwork and oral history conducted in India and the United States, as well as traditional archival research.

Math and Bio 2010

Math and Bio 2010
Author: Lynn Arthur Steen
Publsiher: MAA
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780883858189
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Math and Bio 2010 Book Excerpt:

"Math and bio 2010 grew out of 'Meeting the Challenges: Education across the Biological, Mathematical and Computer Sciences,' a joint project of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (NSF DUE), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)."--Foreword, p. vi

A Course in Mathematical and Statistical Ecology

A Course in Mathematical and Statistical Ecology
Author: Anil Gore,S.A. Paranjpe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 9401598118
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Course in Mathematical and Statistical Ecology Book Excerpt:

A Course in Mathematical and Statistical Ecology

Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology

Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology
Author: Robert H. Gardner,W. Michael. Kemp,Victor S. Kennedy,John E. Petersen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN: 023152904X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology Book Excerpt:

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Statistical Ecology

Statistical Ecology
Author: John A. Ludwig,James F. Reynolds,LUDWIG QUARTET,Reynolds J F
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1988-05-18
ISBN: 9780471832355
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Ecology Book Excerpt:

Ecological community data. Spatial pattern analysis. Species-abundance relations. Species affinity. Community classification. Community ordination. Community interpretation.

Ecology Environmental Science Conservation

Ecology  Environmental Science   Conservation
Author: Singh J.S., Singh S.P. & Gupta S.R.
Publsiher: S. Chand Publishing
Total Pages: 929
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9383746009
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Environmental Science Conservation Book Excerpt:

Over the years, the scope of our scientific understanding and technical skills in ecology and environmental science have widened significantly, with increasingly greater emphasis on societal issues. In this book, an attempt has been made to give basic concepts of ecology, environmental science and various aspects of natural resource conservation. The topics covered primarily deal with environmental factors affecting organisms, adaptations, biogeography, ecology of species populations and species interactions, biotic communities and ecosystems, environmental pollution, stresses caused by toxics, global environmental change, exotic species invasion, conservation of biodiversity, ecological restoration, impact assessment, application of remote sensing and geographical information system for analysis and management of natural resources, and approaches of ecological economics. The main issues have been discussed within the framework of sustainability, considering humans as part of ecosystems, and recognising that sustainable development requires integration of ecology with social sciences for policy formulation and implementation.

Design and Analysis of Long term Ecological Monitoring Studies

Design and Analysis of Long term Ecological Monitoring Studies
Author: Robert A. Gitzen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN: 0521139295
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Analysis of Long term Ecological Monitoring Studies Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage of fundamental and advanced statistical tools and issues relevant to long-term ecological monitoring.

A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America

A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America
Author: Frank N. Egerton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 1498700705
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America Book Excerpt:

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is the largest professional society devoted to the science of ecology. A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America tells the story of ESA's humble beginnings, growing from approximately 100 founding members and a modest publication of a few pages to a m

Landscape Ecological Analysis

Landscape Ecological Analysis
Author: Jeffrey M. Klopatek,Robert H. Gardner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461205298
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Ecological Analysis Book Excerpt:

Growth in the field of landscape ecology has included the development of methods and results that can be applied to an impressive range of environmental issues. This book addresses a broad spectrum of political, theoretical and applied aspects that often arise in the design and execution of landscape studies. The concepts of geographical scale and hierarchy arising within the confines of landscape ecology are examined, and a series of techniques are presented to address problems in spatial and temporal analysis. This book will provide the reader with a current perspective on this rapidly evolving science.

Methods for Performing Monitoring Impact and Ecological Studies on Rocky Shores

Methods for Performing Monitoring  Impact  and Ecological Studies on Rocky Shores
Author: Steven Nelson Murray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Intertidal ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods for Performing Monitoring Impact and Ecological Studies on Rocky Shores Book Excerpt: