Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications by Jianguo WuScaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications by Jianguo Wu

Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications

byJianguo WuEditorK. Bruce Jones, Harbin Li

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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Presenting the current state of the art in scaling and uncertainty in ecology, Wu et al's Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology is the first book of its kind - explicitly considering uncertainty and error analysis as an integral part of scaling.

Primarily, the book draws together a series of important case studies to provide a comprehensive review and synthesis of the most recent concepts, theories and methods in scaling and uncertainty analysis. It compares current definitions and ideas concerning scale within a coherent framework, and examines two key scaling approaches: similarity-based scaling, which is rooted in the idea of similitude or self-similarity; and dynamic model-based scaling, which emphasizes processes and mechanisms.

With case studies focusing on issues ranging from population to ecosystem processes; from biodiversity to landscape patterns; and from basic research to multidisciplinary management and policy-making, the book will appeal to both researchers and practitioners working on landscape issues. It will also provide a valuable resource for graduate students and professional trainees in ecology, environmental policy, resource management and global change science.

Dr. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu is Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ecology from Miami University, Oxford, OH in 1991, and was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University and Princeton University between 1991 and1993. Dr....
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Title:Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pagesPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dedication. Preface; J. Wu et al. List of Contributors.- Part I. Concepts and Methods. 1. Concepts of scale and scaling; J. Wu, H. Li. 2. Perspectives and methods of scaling; J. Wu, H. Li. 3. Uncertainty analysis in ecological studies: An overview; H. Li, J. Wu. 4. Multilevel statistical models and ecological scaling; R.A. Berk , J. De Leeuw. 5. Downscaling abundance from the distribution of species: Occupancy theory and applications; F. He, W. Reed. 6. Scaling terrestrial biogeochemical processes: Contrasting intact and model experimental systems; M.A. Bradford, J.F. Reynolds. 7. A framework and methods for simplifying complex landscapes to reduce uncertainty in predictions; D.P.C. Peters et al. 8. Building up with a top-down approach: The role of remote sensing in deciphering functional and structural diversity; C.A. Wessman, C.A. Bateson.- Part II. Case studies. 9. Carbon fluxes across regions: Observational constraints at multiple scales; B.E. Law et al. 10. Landscape and regional scale studies of nitrogen gas fluxes; P.M. Groffman et al. 11. Multiscale relationships of landscape characteristics and nitrogen concentrations in streams; K.B. Jones et al. 12. Uncertainty in scaling nutrient export coefficients; J.D. Wickham et al. 13. Causes and consequences of land use change in the North Carolina Piedmont: The scope of uncertainty; D.L. Urban et al. 14. Assessing the influence of spatial scale on the relationship between avian nesting success and forest fragmentation; P. Lloyd et al. 15. Scaling issues in mapping riparian zones with remote sensing data: Quantifying errors andsources of uncertainty; T.P. Hollenhorst et al. 16. Scale issues in lake-watershed interaction: Assessing shoreline development, impacts on water clarity; C.A. Johnston, B.A. Shmagin. 17. Scaling and uncertainty in region-wide water quality decision-making; O.L. Loucks et al.- Part III. Synthesis. 18. Scaling with known uncertainty: A Synthesis; J. Wu et al.- Index.

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From the reviews:"The book is an interesting and eminently comprehensible manuscript with separate, individually complete and very comprehensible, chapters organized on three parts. . a book which should be on the desk of all those directly concerned not only with landscape ecology but also for all researchers dealing with scaling in ecology and management." (R. Ben-Hamadou, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Vol. 15, 2007)