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Field and Laboratory Methods for General Ecology

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4th
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9780697243584

ISBN10:
0697243583
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/1997
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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This introductory ecology lab manual focuses on the process of collecting, recording and analyzing data, and equips students with the tools they need to function in more advanced science courses. It reflects the most current techniques for data gathering so that students can obtain the most accurate samples. Balanced coverage of plant, animal and physical elements offers a diverse range of exercises. Includes exercise on writing research reports.

Table of Contents

Unit 1·Collecting, Analyzing, and Reporting Ecological Data

1a. Ecological Sampling

1b. Data Analysis

1c. Writing Research Reports

Unit 2·Analysis of Habitats

2a. Microhabitat Analysis

2b. Atmospheric Analysis

2c. Substrate Analysis

2d. Analysis of Aquatic Habitats

2e. Chemical Analysis of Habitats

2f. Habitat Assessment

Unit 3·Biotic Sampling Methods

3a. Plot Sampling

3b. Transect Sampling

3c. Point-quarter Sampling

3d. Terrestrial Invertebrate Sampling

3e. Aquatic Sampling

3f. Capture-recapture Sampling

3g. Removal Sampling

3h. Terrestrial Vertebrate Sampling

Unit 4·Analysis of Populations

4a. Age Structure and Survivorship

4b. Population Growth

4c. Population Dispersion

4d. Competition

4e. Predation

Unit 5· Analysis of Communities

5a. Community Structure

5b. Species Diversity

5c. Community Similarity

Unit 6·Analysis of Production

6a. Biomass Measurements

6b. Aquatic Productivity

6c. Aquatic Microecosystems

Appendixes

A. Symbols and Abbreviations

B. Equivalents for Units of Measurements

C. Atomic Weights of Elements

D. Common Logarithm

E. Microcomputer Programming



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