Quantitative Ecology. Edition No. 2

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  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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 2e 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

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Chapter 1. Quantitative Reasoning in Ecology
Chapter 2. Scale in Ecology
Chapter 3. Measured Quantities
Chapter 4. Units and Dimensions
Chapter 5. Rescaling Quantities
Chapter 6. Dimensions
Chapter 7. The Geography and Chronology of Quantities
Chapter 8. Quantities Derived from Sequential Measurements
Chapter 9. Ensemble Quantities: Weighted Sums
Chapter 10. Ensemble Quantities: Variability
Chapter 11. The Scope of Quantities
Chapter 12. The Scope of Research Programs
Chapter 13. Equations
Chapter 14. Coordinating Equations: Derivatives
Chapter 15. Equations and Uncertainty
Chapter 16. Power Laws and Scaling Theory
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Schneider, David C.
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