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Practical Field Ecology 2nd Edition

Practical Field Ecology 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd Edition)

By Wheater, C.
By Bell, James R.
By Cook, Penny A.

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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 require...d 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 intosix 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. New in the Second Edition There are a few new areas that have developed in the 5 years since publication of the first edition (for example, in terms of some field techniques that have become more sophisticated, laboratory techniques that have now moved into the field at an appropriate cost, and some statistical techniques that are now more accessible). In addition, it would be beneficial to update websites, references, and some of the details (especially of the researchers highlighted) within the case studies. There are a few areas where additional illustrations, new case studies (and links to further references within the existing case studies), a slight expansion of some methods, and some additional explanation of more difficult concepts could help the reader.
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ISBN 9781119413226
Released NZ 14 Aug 2020
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback, 2nd Edition
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781119413226
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Wiley-Blackwell
Released 14 Aug 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 2nd Edition
Edition 2nd Edition
Author(s) By Wheater, C.
By Bell, James R.
By Cook, Penny A.
Category Biology & Life Sciences
The Environment
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 577.0723
Weight 906g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ecology - Fieldwork, Ecology - Research - Methodology
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly