Addison-Wesley Longman, Quarto, laminated boards, BRAND NEW.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Providing material on animal and plant populations, this edition teaches students of ecology how to design the most efficient tests in order to obtain maximum precision with minimal work. It focuses on biological and technical issues in statistical methodology, and also deals with creating statistical design. This text aims to translate the methods of statisticians into “ecological English”, so that students may readily apply these methods to the real world. The book offers a balance of material on animal and plant populations and teaches students of ecology how to design the most efficient tests in order to obtain maximum precision with minimal work. Rather than emphasizing the derivation of mathematical formulae, the text emphasizes the use of statistics, and focuses on how to measure ecological parameters such as population size and species diversity. Students learn effective ways to set up field experiments and observations and the different methods that work best for different situations. The text also includes the common statistical problems, valid for all types of plant and animal populations and community studies. Boxed features highlight key concepts and examples from literature show how methods are used in the real world.