Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

ISBN-10: 0691127247
ISBN-13: 9780691127248
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Bobbi S. Low is professor of conservation ecology at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, where she is also a faculty associate at several centers within the Institute for Social Research. She is coauthor of "An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology", among other books, and is the recipient of undergraduate and graduate teaching awards.

Figures
Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Evolutionary Biology
Evolution and Pesticide Resistance: Examining Quantitative Trends Visually
Lizard Ecomorphology: Generating and Testing Hypotheses of Adaptation
Phyiogenetic Inference: Examining Morphological and Molecular Datasets
Life History Tradeoffs in Avian Clutch Size: Interpreting Life History Data and Evaluating Alternative Hypotheses
Mimicry: Experimental Design and Scientific Logic
Demography and Population Ecology
Life Table Analysis
Lotka-Volterra Competition Modeling
Explosive Population Growth and Invasive Exotic Species
Island Biogeography: Evaluating Correlational Data and Testing Alternative Hypotheses
Population Genetics
Hardy-Weinberg: Evaluating Disequilibrium Forces
Drift, Demographic Stochasticity, and Extinction in Woggles
Conservation of Small Populations: Effective Population Sizes, Inbreeding, and the 50/500 Rule
Dispersal and Metapopulation Structure
Quantitative Ecological Tools
Understanding Descriptive Statistics
Understanding Statistical Inference
Sampling Wild Populations
Quantifying Biodiversity
Environmental Predictability and Life History
Modeling Optimal Foraging
Synthetic Exercises and Writing Assignments
Evaluating Competing Hypotheses of Regional Biodiversity
Preparing and Evaluating Competitive Grant Proposals for Conservation Funding
Tracing the History of Scientific Ideas: From Darwin, Connell, or Soule to the Present
Glossary
Contributors
Index

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