Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques

Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques

by H. John B. Birks
     
 

Numerical and statistical methods have rapidly become part of a palaeolimnologist’s tool-kit. They are used to explore and summarise complex data, reconstruct past environmental variables from fossil assemblages, and test competing hypotheses about the causes of observed changes in lake biota through history. This book brings together a wide array of

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Numerical and statistical methods have rapidly become part of a palaeolimnologist’s tool-kit. They are used to explore and summarise complex data, reconstruct past environmental variables from fossil assemblages, and test competing hypotheses about the causes of observed changes in lake biota through history. This book brings together a wide array of numerical and statistical techniques currently available for use in palaeolimnology and other branches of palaeoecology.

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“The book is divided into Parts I-IV with a total of 21 chapters. … All figures, tables and equations are well-reproduced and enhance the text substantially. This book is a unique and timely publication within the field of palaeoenvironmental research. … all of the chapters have substantial reference lists. The content is also made accessible to new researchers through the 41-page glossary and a detailed index. … an essential reference for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of their careers.” (Adrian Palmer, The Holocene, February, 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789400727441
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/07/2012
Series:
Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Series, #5
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
745
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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