Quantitative Ecology

Quantitative Ecology

Measurement, Models and Scaling

2nd Edition - July 20, 2009

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  • Author: David Schneider
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925646

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Faculty, researchers and professional ecologists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates, anyone with professional interest in wildlife management, fishery sciences, forestry, conservation biology, resource ecology, and evolutionary biology

Table of Contents

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: July 20, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925646

About the Author

David Schneider

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

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