Quantitative Ecology

Quantitative Ecology

Spatial and Temporal Scaling

1st Edition - May 5, 1994

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  • Author: David Schneider
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925639

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Quantitative Ecology reviews the manifold ways that scale influences the interpretation of ecological variation. Ecologists recognize the significance of scale and magnitude in providing a context for resolution of ecological problems. Written for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty researchers, this book synthesizes a burgeoning literature on the influences of scale.As scale, magnitude, quantity, and measurement occupy an expanding role in ecology, Quantitative Ecology will be an indispensable addition to individual and institutional libraries.


Advanced undergraduate, graduate students, faculty and researchers in ecology, evolutionary biology, natural history, and environmental science. Other disciplines may include wildlife biology, zoology, ornithology, etomology, and forestry as well as courses in quantitative ecology and/or geographical ecology.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction:
    The Concept of Scale in Ecology.
    Multiscale Analysis.
    Scaled Quantities:
    Units and Dimensions.
    Rescaling Quantities.
    Scope of Quantities.
    Spatial and Temporal Variability:
    The Geography and Chronology of Quantities.
    Quantities Derived from Sequential Measurements.
    Ensemble Quantities: Weighted Sums.
    Ensemble Quantities: Variability.
    Relation of Quantities: Equations.
    Expected Value of a Quantity.
    Scaling from the Minuscule to the Monstrous:
    Allometric Rescaling.
    Spatial Scaling.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 395
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1994
  • Published: May 5, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925639

About the Author

David Schneider

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada

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