Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations: A Handbook for Field Biologists / Edition 1

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This is the perfect text for supplementing courses on populat ion monitoring taught in biology, ecology, wildlife management studies , and in environmental science departments. Also, for professional fi eld biologists, trainers, researchers, policy makers, and wildlife man agers in governmental agencies.

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"A handbook to help field biologists and land managers cope with monitoring is a worthwhile product." Professor Michael McGowan, San Francisco State University

"Such a text could easily form the basis for undergraduate and graduate courses in institutions having programs which include wildlife, fisheries, ecology, or conservation biology. It would also be important reading for state and federal agency personnel and all those biologists involved in the ecological consulting field." Professor Gary Vinyard, University of Nevada at Reno

"One of the most intractable problems facing ecologists and conservationists conducting manipulative experiments on ecosystems is monitoring the outcome. Without such monitoring the experiments, of course, are worthless, so careful considerations of experimental design and recording techniques prior to the establishment of the manipulations are always worthwhile, and it is here that this practical manual seeks to exist." Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 2002

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632044429
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/16/2001
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 886,281
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction To Monitoring.

2. Monitoring Overview.

3. Selecting Among Priorities.

4. Qualitative Techniques For Monitoring.

5. General Field Techniques.

6. Data Collection And Data Management.

7. Basic Principles Of Sampling.

8. Sampling Design.

9. Statistical Analysis.

10. Analysis Of Trends.

11. Selecting Random Samples.

12. Field Techniques For Measuring Vegetation.

13. Specialized Sampling Methods And Field Techniques For Animals.

14. Objectives.

15. Communication And Monitoring Plans.

Appendix I: Monitoring Communities.

Appendix II: Sample Size Equations.

Appendix III: Confidence Interval Equations.

Appendix IV: Sample Size And Confidence Intervals For Complex Sampling Designs.

Literature Cited.

Index References

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