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Quantitative Ecology Second Edition : Measurement, Models and Scaling - David C. Schneider

Quantitative Ecology Second Edition

Measurement, Models and Scaling

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Published: 24th July 2009
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A follow up to the highly successful first edition, this book reviews the manifold ways that scale influences the interpretation of ecological variation. As scale, magnitude, quantity, and measurement occupy an expanding role in ecology, this second edition will be an indispensable addition to individual and institutional libraries. In providing a context for resolution of ecological problems, Ecologists will appreciate the significance of scale and magnitude addressed in this book. Written for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty researchers, this book synthesizes a burgeoning literature on the influences of scale.
* Expanded by numerous explanatory figures and wide coverage of material
* Topic is of crucial importance to Ecologists
* The most thorough, complete coverage available on quantitative ecology in the market

"Quantitative Ecology is a worthwhile addition to the reference shelf, and will particularly speak to those coming from physical to environmental sciences. The author assumes very little prior knowledge of science or mathematics and introduces a wide range of terminology and notation using clear language and simple formulas. The text teaches students that com- plex environmental questions (e.g., global warming) are best approached using multiscale analysis. Students are walked through techniques for analyzing and ag- gregating data at a variety of scales and are encouraged to select appropriate ratio-scale units for such analyses. Students are also encouraged to think through the suitability of statistical techniques for a particular set of measurements, paying attention to the type of measurement, physical context, and dimension." --Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 87

Quantitative Reasoning in Ecology
Scale in Ecology
Measured Quantities
Units and Dimensions
Rescaling Quantities
Dimensions
The Geography and Chronology of Quantities
Quantities Derived from Sequential Measurements
Ensemble Quantities: Weighted Sums
Ensemble Quantities: Variability
The Scope of Quantities
The Scope of Research Programs
Equations
Coordinating Equations: Derivatives
Equations and Uncertainty
Power Laws and Scaling Theory
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ISBN: 9780126278651
ISBN-10: 0126278652
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 24th July 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised