Providesin an organized and compact sourcea comprehensive guide to the principles of sampling design and statistical analysis methods. Reviews the principles of inference, sampling and statistical design, and hypothesis formulation, all with special reference to ecological data. Includes an impact study illustrating the principles presented. Contains a key to five broad categories of environmental studiesas well as examples and examines specific topics that apply to any environmental study. Provides a comprehensive bibliography which is cross-referenced to the text and keyed to a specific topic code (types of methods and environments studied).
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Table of Contents
Purpose and Relation to Existing Literature.
Organization and Emphasis.
Optimal Impact Study Design.
Optimal and Suboptimal DesignsThe Main Sequences.
Forms of Simple Variables.
Selection of Variables.
Biological Variables in Special Areas.
Estimation of Necessary Sample Size, Number, and Allocation.
Data Screening Before Analysis.
Visual Display of Results.
Main Sequence 1: Permits an Optimal Impact Study Design.
Main Sequence 2: Impact Inferred from Temporal Change Alone.
Main Sequence 3: Baseline or Monitoring Study.
Main Sequence 4: Impact Must Be Inferred from Spatial Pattern Alone.
Main Sequence 5: ''When and Where?'' Is the Question.