Plant and Animal Populations

Author: Thomas A. Ebert
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Explaining how the evolution of life history characteristics depends upon traits such as life span, schedules of births and death, and growth and survival estimates, this text addresses the ever-increasing challenges of documenting population demographic changes. Serving as a bridge from introductory ecology to both applied and theoretical demography, the text emphasizes the analysis of population data taken from a variety of organisms, including terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals found in habitats from equitorial rain forests to the arctic tundra. It also contains computer programs, written in BASIC, including tools for population projection, matrix analysis using both sensitivity and elasticity, individual growth and survival models, and the analysis of size frequency distributions.

Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Author: David Gibson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199671478
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second edition provides authoritative guidance on research methodology for plant population ecology. Practical advice is provided to assist senior undergraduates and post-graduate students, and all researchers, design their own field and greenhouse experiments and establish a research programme in plant population ecology.

Conservation Biology

Author: Fred Van Dyke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402068905
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.

Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations

Author: Caryl L. Elzinga
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144431310X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations offers an overview of population monitoring issues that is accessible to the typical field biologist and land managers with a modest statistical background. The text includes concrete guidelines for ecologists to follow to design a statistically defensible monitoring program. User-friendly, practical guide, written in a highly readable format. The authors provide an interdisciplinary scope to address the current, widespread interest in monitoring in many environmental fields, including pure and applied ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management. Emphasizes the role of monitoring in adaptive management. Defines important terminology and contrasts monitoring with other data-collection activities. Covers the applicable principles of sampling and shows how to design a monitoring project. Provides a step-by-step overview of the monitoring process, illustrated by flow charts and references. The authors also offer guidelines for analyzing and interpreting monitoring data. Illustrates the foundation of management objectives and describes their components, types, and development. Describes common field techniques for measuring important attributes of animal and plant populations. Reviews different methods for recording monitoring data in the field, managing the data, and communicating data to policy makers.

Conservation of Wildlife Populations

Author: L. Scott Mills
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118406672
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Population ecology has matured to a sophisticated science with astonishing potential for contributing solutions to wildlife conservation and management challenges. And yet, much of the applied power of wildlife population ecology remains untapped because its broad sweep across disparate subfields has been isolated in specialized texts. In this book, L. Scott Mills covers the full spectrum of applied wildlife population ecology, including genomic tools for non-invasive genetic sampling, predation, population projections, climate change and invasive species, harvest modeling, viability analysis, focal species concepts, and analyses of connectivity in fragmented landscapes. With a readable style, analytical rigor, and hundreds of examples drawn from around the world, Conservation of Wildlife Populations (2nd ed) provides the conceptual basis for applying population ecology to wildlife conservation decision-making. Although targeting primarily undergraduates and beginning graduate students with some basic training in basic ecology and statistics (in majors that could include wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental studies, and biology), the book will also be useful for practitioners in the field who want to find - in one place and with plenty of applied examples - the latest advances in the genetic and demographic aspects of population ecology. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/mills/wildlifepopulations.

Mathematical Demography

Author: David P. Smith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642358586
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Mathematical demography is the centerpiece of quantitative social science. The founding works of this field from Roman times to the late Twentieth Century are collected here, in a new edition of a classic work by David R. Smith and Nathan Keyfitz. Commentaries by Smith and Keyfitz have been brought up to date and extended by Kenneth Wachter and Hervé Le Bras, giving a synoptic picture of the leading achievements in formal population studies. Like the original collection, this new edition constitutes an indispensable source for students and scientists alike, and illustrates the deep roots and continuing vitality of mathematical demography.

Matrix Population Models

Author: Hal Caswell
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
ISBN:
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Age, stage, life cycle, demography, sensitivity, stochasticity, environment, conservation, density.