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Quantitative Analysis Of Marine Biological Communities: Field Biology And Environment

Bakus, Gerald J.
 
ISBN:   0470044403   List Price:    INR 8,837.50
ISBN-13:   9780470044407       (USD 125.00)
Publisher:   Wiley-Interscience   Pages:    456
Binding:   Hardcover   Language:    English
Pub. Year:   2007      
Category:   Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
 
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Quantitative methods specifically tailored for the marine biologist

While there are countless texts published on quantitative methods and many texts that cover quantitative terrestrial ecology, this text fills the need for the special quantitative problems confronting marine biologists and biological oceanographers. The author combines common quantitative techniques with recent advances in quantitative methodology and then demonstrates how these techniques can be used to study marine

Most of this text is written at an introductory level, with a few topics that advance to more complex themes. Among the topics covered are plot/plotless sampling, biometrics, experimental design, game theory, optimization, time trends, modeling, and environmental impact assessments.

Even readers new to quantitative methods will find the material accessible, with plenty of features to engage their interest, promote learning, and put their knowledge into practice:

  • One or more examples are provided to illustrate each individual quantitative technique presented in the text
  • The accompanying CD-ROM features two multimedia programs, several statistical programs, help to run complex statistical programs, and additional information amplifying topics covered in the text
  • References lead readers to additional information to pursue individual topics in greater depth

Quantitative Analysis of Marine Biological Communities, with its extensive use of examples, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in marine biology. Marine biologists, regardless of their level of experience, will also discover new approaches to quantitative analysis tailored to the particular needs of their field.Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. Biological Sampling Design and Related Topics.

A. Profiling Methods and Underwater Techniques.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Profiling a Beach.

1.3 Underwater Profiles.

1.4 Underwater Techniques.

B. Sampling Populations.

1.5 Introduction.

1.6 Sampling Design.

1.7 Physical-chemical Factors.

1.8 Timing of Sampling.

1.9 Size of the Sampling Area.

1.10 Scale.

1.11 Modus Operandi.

1.12 Sample Size or Number of Sample Units Required.

C. Quantitative Sampling Methods.

1.13 Introduction.

1.14 Table of Random Numbers.

1.15 Quadrat Shape.

1.16 Optimal Quadrat Size.

1.17 Simple Random Sampling.

1.18 Haphazard (Convenience, Accidental, Arbitrary) Sampling.

1.19 Stratified Random Sampling.

1.20 Systematic Sampling.

1.21 Fixed Quadrats.

1.22 Point Contact (Percentage Cover) .

1.23 Line and Belt (Strip) Transects .

1.24 Adaptive Sampling.

1.25 Sequential Sampling.

1.26 Rapid Sampling Methods.

1.27 Introduction to Plotless Sampling.

1.28 Best Guess or Estimation .

1.29 Catch or Weight per Unit  Effort  (CPUE).

1.30 Coordinate Lines.

1.31 Cluster Sampling.

1.32 Introduction to Distance Measurements.

1.33 Nearest Neighbor and Point to Nearest Object .

1.34 Point-Center Quarter (PCQ) or Point Quarter .

1.35 Line Intercepts.

1.36 Strong Method.

1.37 Weinberg Method.

1,38 Nishiyama Method.

1.39 Mark (or Tag) and  Recapture  (Mark and Resight) Techniques.

1.40 Visual Methods for Fishes.

1.41 Narcotizing Agents and Poison Stations.

D. Other Methods of Estimating the Abundance of  Populations.

1.42 Comparison of Estimated Populations with Other Methods.

1.43 Removal Trapping or Collecting.

1.44 Other Methods.

1.45 Large Scale Sampling.

Chapter 2. Types of Data, Standardization and Transformation.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Types of Data.

2.3 Data Standardization or Normalization (Relativization).

2.4 Data Transformation.

2.5 Statistical Distributions  more >>



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