Real World Ecology

Large-Scale and Long-Term Case Studies and Methods

Editors: Miao, ShiLi, Carstenn, Susan, Nungesser, Martha (Eds.)

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  • Addresses specific research methods needed for large-scale studies, which have become increasingly important
  • Links environmental and ecological issues to experimental design, analysis and interpretation
  • Is appropriate for use in ecological methods and natural resource management courses and as a companion to statistical textbooks
  • Useful for academic scientists, government employees, and those in the private sector who conduct biological assessments and environmental impact statements
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Increasingly, ecosystem management and restoration efforts require understanding ecological processes that occur at large temporal and spatial scales. These phenomena are difficult to study using traditional statistical approaches that require randomization, replication, and control conditions. This book presents nine case studies highlighting new quantitative tools that scientists can apply to the design and analysis of large-scale, long-term experiments. Each case study identifies inherent constraints posed by traditional experimental tools and then suggests solutions that match appropriate novel experimental designs and analyses to the research questions. A conceptual framework has emerged from these studies relating spatial and temporal scales of scientific questions to methods, available data, and current knowledge about processes and mechanisms. This book provides invaluable guidance to ecologists who conceptualize, design, analyze, and synthesize real world ecological research.

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From the reviews: “Real World Ecology begins by examining the limitations of many of the older ecological methods for interpreting large scale systems of complex spatial and temporal variability. The editors point out the variety of new techniques that have been proposed, with varying degrees of success. … Overall there is a great deal of useful material in this book … . it certainly ought to be in the libraries of all teaching and research groups on ecology.” (Janet Sprent, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Vol. 41 (1), March, 2010)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction - Unprecedented Challenges in Ecological Research: Past and Present

    Miao, ShiLi (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Structural Equation Modeling and Ecological Experiments

    Grace, James B. (et al.)

    Pages 19-45

  • Approaches to Predicting Broad-Scale Regime Shifts Using Changing Pattern-Process Relationships Across Scales

    Peters, Debra P.C. (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Integrating Multiple Spatial Controls and Temporal Sampling Schemes To Explore Short- and Long-Term Ecosystem Response to Fire in an Everglades Wetland

    Miao, ShiLi (et al.)

    Pages 73-109

  • Bayesian Hierarchical/Multilevel Models for Inference and Prediction Using Cross-System Lake Data

    Stow, Craig A. (et al.)

    Pages 111-136

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-77942-3
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-77916-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Real World Ecology
Book Subtitle
Large-Scale and Long-Term Case Studies and Methods
Editors
  • ShiLi Miao
  • Susan Carstenn
  • Martha Nungesser
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77942-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77942-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77941-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-77916-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 312
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations
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