Statistical ecology: a primer on methods and computing, by John A. Ludwig, James F. Reynolds

By John A. Ludwig, James F. Reynolds

An obtainable advent to quantitative equipment in neighborhood ecology, with comparable software program. offers a considerate assessment at the nature of information assortment, through certain reasons of the key statistical ideas utilized to difficulties in inhabitants dynamics. offers very important conclusions in regards to the use (and abuse) of particular ideas. Examples contain groups of either natural world, prey-predator kinfolk, the results of foodstuff offer on populations, and species abundance and overlap versions. software program comprises numerous simple microcomputer courses that are used with the examples supplied or with different info units.

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