How to Do Ecology A Concise Handbook

ISBN-10: 0691161763

ISBN-13: 9780691161761

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

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Description: Most books and courses in ecology cover facts and concepts but don't explain how to actually do ecological research. How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful research program. This one-of-a-kind book explains how to choose a research question and answer it through manipulative experiments and systematic observations. Because science is a social endeavor, the book provides strategies for working with other people, including professors and collaborators. It suggests effective ways to communicate your findings in the form of journal articles, oral presentations, posters, and grant and research proposals. The book also includes ideas to help you identify your goals, organize a season of fieldwork, and deal with negative results. In short, it makes explicit many of the unspoken assumptions behind doing good research in ecology and provides an invaluable resource for meaningful conversations between ecologists.This second edition of How to Do Ecology features new sections on conducting and analyzing observational surveys, job hunting, and becoming a more creative researcher, as well as updated sections on statistical analyses.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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