Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Paperback | October 30, 2014

byDavid Gibson

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The field of plant population ecology has advanced considerably in the last decade since the first edition was published. In particular there have been substantial and ongoing advances in statistics and modelling applications in population ecology, as well as an explosion of new techniquesreflecting the availability of new technologies (e.g. affordable and accurate Global Positioning Systems) and advances in molecular biology. This new edition has been updated and revised with more recent examples replacing older ones where appropriate. The book's trademark question-driven approach has been maintained and some important topics such as the metapopulation concept which are missing entirely from the current edition are nowincluded throughout the text.

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The field of plant population ecology has advanced considerably in the last decade since the first edition was published. In particular there have been substantial and ongoing advances in statistics and modelling applications in population ecology, as well as an explosion of new techniquesreflecting the availability of new technologies...

David J. Gibson is at Southern Illinois University, Illinois, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:October 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199671478

ISBN - 13:9780199671472

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Part 1: What is plant population ecology?1. Scope of plant population ecologyPart 2: Planning the study2. The question and approach3. Basic considerations in experimental designPart 3: Doing the study4. Experimental treatments5. Measuring individual and population parameters6. Abiotic and biotic measurements of a plant's environment7. Planning, choosing, and using statistics8. Advanced statistical techniques: Spatial patterns, life tables, modelling and population viability analysis