Ecological Statistics by Gordon A. Fox,Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich,Vinicio J. Sosa

Ecological Statistics
  • Title : Ecological Statistics
  • Author : Gordon A. Fox,Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich,Vinicio J. Sosa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199672547
  • Pages : 389
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  • Language : English
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The application and interpretation of statistics are central to ecological study and practice. Ecologists are now asking more sophisticated questions than in the past. These new questions, together with the continued growth of computing power and the availability of new software, have created a new generation of statistical techniques. These have resulted in major recent developments in both our understanding and practice of ecological statistics. This novel book synthesizes a number of these changes, addressing key approaches and issues that tend to be overlooked in other books such as missing/censored data, correlation structure of data, heterogeneous data, and complex causal relationships. These issues characterize a large proportion of ecological data, but most ecologists' training in traditional statistics simply does not provide them with adequate preparation to handle the associated challenges. Uniquely, Ecological Statistics highlights the underlying links among many statistical approaches that attempt to tackle these issues. In particular, it gives readers an introduction to approaches to inference, likelihoods, generalized linear (mixed) models, spatially or phylogenetically-structured data, and data synthesis, with a strong emphasis on conceptual understanding and subsequent application to data analysis. Written by a team of practicing ecologists, mathematical explanations have been kept to the minimum necessary. This user-friendly textbook will be suitable for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of ecology, evolution, environmental studies, and computational biology who are interested in updating their statistical tool kits. A companion web site provides example data sets and commented code in the R language.


Population Ecology in Practice by Brett K. Sandercock

Population Ecology in Practice
  • Title : Population Ecology in Practice
  • Author : Brett K. Sandercock
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470674148
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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A synthesis of contemporary analytical and modeling approaches in population ecology The book provides an overview of the key analytical approaches that are currently used in demographic, genetic, and spatial analyses in population ecology. The chapters present current problems, introduce advances in analytical methods and models, and demonstrate the applications of quantitative methods to ecological data. The book covers new tools for designing robust field studies; estimation of abundance and demographic rates; matrix population models and analyses of population dynamics; and current approaches for genetic and spatial analysis. Each chapter is illustrated by empirical examples based on real datasets, with a companion website that offers online exercises and examples of computer code in the R statistical software platform. Fills a niche for a book that emphasizes applied aspects of population analysis Covers many of the current methods being used to analyse population dynamics and structure Illustrates the application of specific analytical methods through worked examples based on real datasets Offers readers the opportunity to work through examples or adapt the routines to their own datasets using computer code in the R statistical platform Population Ecology in Practice is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in population ecology or ecological statistics, as well as established researchers needing a desktop reference for contemporary methods used to develop robust population assessments.


Invasion Biology by Jonathan M Jeschke,Tina Heger

Invasion Biology
  • Title : Invasion Biology
  • Author : Jonathan M Jeschke,Tina Heger
  • Publisher : CABI
  • ISBN Code : 1780647646
  • Pages : 187
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  • Language : English
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There are many hypotheses describing the interactions involved in biological invasions, but it is largely unknown whether they are backed up by empirical evidence. This book fills that gap by developing a tool for assessing research hypotheses and applying it to twelve invasion hypotheses, using the hierarchy-of-hypotheses (HoH) approach, and mapping the connections between theory and evidence. In Part 1, an overview chapter of invasion biology is followed by an introduction to the HoH approach and short chapters by science theorists and philosophers who comment on the approach. Part 2 outlines the invasion hypotheses and their interrelationships. These include biotic resistance and island susceptibility hypotheses, disturbance hypothesis, invasional meltdown hypothesis, enemy release hypothesis, evolution of increased competitive ability and shifting defence hypotheses, tens rule, phenotypic plasticity hypothesis, Darwin's naturalization and limiting similarity hypotheses and the propagule pressure hypothesis. Part 3 provides a synthesis and suggests future directions for invasion research.


Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics by Alan E. Gelfand,Montserrat Fuentes,Jennifer A. Hoeting,Richard Lyttleton Smith

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics
  • Title : Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics
  • Author : Alan E. Gelfand,Montserrat Fuentes,Jennifer A. Hoeting,Richard Lyttleton Smith
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1498752128
  • Pages : 854
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  • Language : English
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This handbook focuses on the enormous literature applying statistical methodology and modelling to environmental and ecological processes. The 21st century statistics community has become increasingly interdisciplinary, bringing a large collection of modern tools to all areas of application in environmental processes. In addition, the environmental community has substantially increased its scope of data collection including observational data, satellite-derived data, and computer model output. The resultant impact in this latter community has been substantial; no longer are simple regression and analysis of variance methods adequate. The contribution of this handbook is to assemble a state-of-the-art view of this interface. Features: An internationally regarded editorial team. A distinguished collection of contributors. A thoroughly contemporary treatment of a substantial interdisciplinary interface. Written to engage both statisticians as well as quantitative environmental researchers. 34 chapters covering methodology, ecological processes, environmental exposure, and statistical methods in climate science.


Earth Stewardship by Ricardo Rozzi,F. Stuart Chapin III,J. Baird Callicott,S.T.A. Pickett,Mary E. Power,Juan J. Armesto,Roy H. May Jr.

Earth Stewardship
  • Title : Earth Stewardship
  • Author : Ricardo Rozzi,F. Stuart Chapin III,J. Baird Callicott,S.T.A. Pickett,Mary E. Power,Juan J. Armesto,Roy H. May Jr.
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319121332
  • Pages : 457
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  • Language : English
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This book advances Earth Stewardship toward a planetary scale, presenting a range of ecological worldviews, practices, and institutions in different parts of the world and to use them as the basis for considering what we could learn from one another, and what we could do together. Today, inter-hemispheric, intercultural, and transdisciplinary collaborations for Earth Stewardship are an imperative. Chapters document pathways that are being forged by socio-ecological research networks, religious alliances, policy actions, environmental citizenship and participation, and new forms of conservation, based on both traditional and contemporary ecological knowledge and values. “The Earth Stewardship Initiative of the Ecological Society of America fosters practices to provide a stable basis for civilization in the future. Biocultural ethic emphasizes that we are co-inhabitants in the natural world; no matter how complex our inventions may become” (Peter Raven).


Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology by David Westneat

Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology
  • Title : Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology
  • Author : David Westneat
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195331931
  • Pages : 641
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  • Language : English
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Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology presents a comprehensive treatment of theevolutionary and ecological processes shaping behavior across a wide array of organisms and a diverse set of behaviors and is suitable as a graduate-level text and as a sourcebook for professional scientists.


Statistical Models and Causal Inference by David A. Freedman,David Collier,Jasjeet S. Sekhon

Statistical Models and Causal Inference
  • Title : Statistical Models and Causal Inference
  • Author : David A. Freedman,David Collier,Jasjeet S. Sekhon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521195004
  • Pages : 399
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  • Language : English
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David A. Freedman presents a definitive synthesis of his approach to statistical modeling and causal inference in the social sciences.


Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data by Michael Greenacre,Raul Primicerio

Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data
  • Title : Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data
  • Author : Michael Greenacre,Raul Primicerio
  • Publisher : Fundacion BBVA
  • ISBN Code : 8492937505
  • Pages : 331
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  • Language : English
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La diversidad biológica es fruto de la interacción entre numerosas especies, ya sean marinas, vegetales o animales, a la par que de los muchos factores limitantes que caracterizan el medio que habitan. El análisis multivariante utiliza las relaciones entre diferentes variables para ordenar los objetos de estudio según sus propiedades colectivas y luego clasificarlos; es decir, agrupar especies o ecosistemas en distintas clases compuestas cada una por entidades con propiedades parecidas. El fin último es relacionar la variabilidad biológica observada con las correspondientes características medioambientales. Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data explica de manera completa y estructurada cómo analizar e interpretar los datos ecológicos observados sobre múltiples variables, tanto biológicos como medioambientales. Tras una introducción general a los datos ecológicos multivariantes y la metodología estadística, se abordan en capítulos específicos, métodos como aglomeración (clustering), regresión, biplots, escalado multidimensional, análisis de correspondencias (simple y canónico) y análisis log-ratio, con atención también a sus problemas de modelado y aspectos inferenciales. El libro plantea una serie de aplicaciones a datos reales derivados de investigaciones ecológicas, además de dos casos detallados que llevan al lector a apreciar los retos de análisis, interpretación y comunicación inherentes a los estudios a gran escala y los diseños complejos.


Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo by Steve Brooks,Andrew Gelman,Galin Jones,Xiao-Li Meng

Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
  • Title : Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
  • Author : Steve Brooks,Andrew Gelman,Galin Jones,Xiao-Li Meng
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1420079425
  • Pages : 619
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  • Language : English
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Since their popularization in the 1990s, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have revolutionized statistical computing and have had an especially profound impact on the practice of Bayesian statistics. Furthermore, MCMC methods have enabled the development and use of intricate models in an astonishing array of disciplines as diverse as fisherie


Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy by Howard E. A. Tinsley,Suzanne H. Lease,Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma

Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Title : Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Author : Howard E. A. Tinsley,Suzanne H. Lease,Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483324788
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy by Howard E. A. Tinsley, Suzanne H. Lease, and Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma is a comprehensive, topically arranged text that provides a contemporary account of counseling theories as practiced by internationally acclaimed experts in the field. Each chapter covers the way mindfulness, strengths-based positive psychology, and the common factors model is integrated into the theory. A special emphasis on evidence-based practice helps readers prepare for their work in the field.


Im Industrial Organization by Pepall,Richards,Norman

Im Industrial Organization
  • Title : Im Industrial Organization
  • Author : Pepall,Richards,Norman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780324362602
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Theoretical Ecology by Robert McCredie May

Theoretical Ecology
  • Title : Theoretical Ecology
  • Author : Robert McCredie May
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780632662685
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation by Taylor & Francis Group

Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation
  • Title : Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation
  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780367733728
  • Pages : 678
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  • Language : English
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As the world becomes increasingly complex, so do the statistical models required to analyse the challenging problems ahead. For the very first time in a single volume, the Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) presents an extensive overview of the theory, practice and application of ABC methods. These simple, but powerful statistical techniques, take Bayesian statistics beyond the need to specify overly simplified models, to the setting where the model is defined only as a process that generates data. This process can be arbitrarily complex, to the point where standard Bayesian techniques based on working with tractable likelihood functions would not be viable. ABC methods finesse the problem of model complexity within the Bayesian framework by exploiting modern computational power, thereby permitting approximate Bayesian analyses of models that would otherwise be impossible to implement. The Handbook of ABC provides illuminating insight into the world of Bayesian modelling for intractable models for both experts and newcomers alike. It is an essential reference book for anyone interested in learning about and implementing ABC techniques to analyse complex models in the modern world.


Freshwater Ecology by Walter Dodds,Matt Whiles

Freshwater Ecology
  • Title : Freshwater Ecology
  • Author : Walter Dodds,Matt Whiles
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780080884776
  • Pages : 829
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  • Language : English
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Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242


Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R by Alain Zuur,Elena N. Ieno,Neil Walker,Anatoly A. Saveliev,Graham M. Smith

Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R
  • Title : Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R
  • Author : Alain Zuur,Elena N. Ieno,Neil Walker,Anatoly A. Saveliev,Graham M. Smith
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780387874586
  • Pages : 574
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  • Language : English
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This book discusses advanced statistical methods that can be used to analyse ecological data. Most environmental collected data are measured repeatedly over time, or space and this requires the use of GLMM or GAMM methods. The book starts by revising regression, additive modelling, GAM and GLM, and then discusses dealing with spatial or temporal dependencies and nested data.


The New Statistics with R by Andy Hector

The New Statistics with R
  • Title : The New Statistics with R
  • Author : Andy Hector
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198729065
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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Statistical methods are a key tool for all scientists working with data, but learning the basic mathematical skills can be one of the most challenging components of a biologist's training. This accessible book provides a contemporary introduction to the classical techniques and modern extensions of linear model analysis: one of the most useful approaches in the analysis of scientific data in the life and environmental sciences. It emphasizes an estimation-based approach that accounts for recent criticisms of the over-use of probability values, and introduces alternative approaches using information criteria. Statistics are introduced through worked analyses performed in R, the free open source programming language for statistics and graphics, which is rapidly becoming the standard software in many areas of science and technology. These analyses use real data sets from ecology, evolutionary biology and environmental science, and the data sets and R scripts are available as support material. The book's structure and user friendly style stem from the author's 20 years of experience teaching statistics to life and environmental scientists at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The New Statistics with R is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students, professional researchers, and practitioners in the fields of ecology, evolution, environmental studies, and computational biology.


Phylogenies in Ecology by Marc W. Cadotte,T. Jonathan Davies

Phylogenies in Ecology
  • Title : Phylogenies in Ecology
  • Author : Marc W. Cadotte,T. Jonathan Davies
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691157685
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Phylogenies in Ecology is the first book to critically review the application of phylogenetic methods in ecology, and it serves as a primer to working ecologists and students of ecology wishing to understand these methods. This book demonstrates how phylogenetic information is transforming ecology by offering fresh ways to estimate the similarities and differences among species, and by providing deeper, evolutionary-based insights on species distributions, coexistence, and niche partitioning. Marc Cadotte and Jonathan Davies examine this emerging area's explosive growth, allowing for this new body of hypotheses testing. Cadotte and Davies systematically look at all the main areas of current ecophylogenetic methodology, testing, and inference. Each chapter of their book covers a unique topic, emphasizes key assumptions, and introduces the appropriate statistical methods and null models required for testing phylogenetically informed hypotheses. The applications presented throughout are supported and connected by examples relying on real-world data that have been analyzed using the open-source programming language, R. Showing how phylogenetic methods are shedding light on fundamental ecological questions related to species coexistence, conservation, and global change, Phylogenies in Ecology will interest anyone who thinks that evolution might be important in their data.


Advances in Molecular Ecology by North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division

Advances in Molecular Ecology
  • Title : Advances in Molecular Ecology
  • Author : North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • ISBN Code : 9789051994407
  • Pages : 313
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  • Language : English
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Each contributor to this publication was asked to examine how molecular genetic tools have contributed to their specific areas of consideration. To increase the practical utility of the book, a summary of software that is available for the anaylsis of data in molecular ecology is included.


Classics in Environmental Criminology by Martin A. Andresen,Paul J. Brantingham,J. Bryan Kinney

Classics in Environmental Criminology
  • Title : Classics in Environmental Criminology
  • Author : Martin A. Andresen,Paul J. Brantingham,J. Bryan Kinney
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1439817804
  • Pages : 551
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  • Language : English
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A careful analysis of environmental factors is key to understanding the causes of crime, to solving crimes, and eventually helping to predict and prevent them. Classics in Environmental Criminology is a comprehensive collection of seminal pieces from legendary contributors who focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the occurrence


Ecological Inference by Gary King,Martin A. Tanner,Ori Rosen

Ecological Inference
  • Title : Ecological Inference
  • Author : Gary King,Martin A. Tanner,Ori Rosen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521542807
  • Pages : 421
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  • Language : English
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Drawing upon the explosion of research in the field, a diverse group of scholars surveys strategies for solving ecological inference problems, the process of trying to infer individual behavior from aggregate data. The uncertainties and information lost in aggregation make ecological inference one of the most difficult areas of statistical inference, but these inferences are required in many academic fields, as well as by legislatures and the Courts in redistricting, marketing research by business, and policy analysis by governments. This wide-ranging collection of essays, first published in 2004, offers many important contributions to the study of ecological inference.


A Primer of Ecological Statistics by Nicholas J. Gotelli,Aaron M. Ellison

A Primer of Ecological Statistics
  • Title : A Primer of Ecological Statistics
  • Author : Nicholas J. Gotelli,Aaron M. Ellison
  • Publisher : Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781605350646
  • Pages : 614
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  • Language : English
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This book takes a broad-based approach that emphasizes the historical, cultural, political, religious, social, and economic factors that underlie an understanding of both global and domestic terrorism. This unique text-reader combines original essays with the best of the existing literature on terrorism. Each chapter of this text begins with an overview essay written by the authors, followed by two relevant and engaging articles culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. This is the only major terrorism text to incorporate readings from top terrorism experts into a traditional textbook format, allowing readers to deepen their understanding of each aspect of terrorism.


Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49) by A. Townsend Peterson

Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)
  • Title : Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)
  • Author : A. Townsend Peterson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691136882
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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Terminology, conceptual overview, biogeography, modeling.


Causation and Counterfactuals by John David Collins,Edward Jonathan Hall,Laurie Ann Paul,Ned Hall

Causation and Counterfactuals
  • Title : Causation and Counterfactuals
  • Author : John David Collins,Edward Jonathan Hall,Laurie Ann Paul,Ned Hall
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262532563
  • Pages : 481
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  • Language : English
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A collection of important recent work on thecounterfactual analysis of causation.


Conservation Biology by Fred Van Dyke

Conservation Biology
  • Title : Conservation Biology
  • Author : Fred Van Dyke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1402068913
  • Pages : 478
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  • Language : English
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Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.


Current Index to Statistics, Applications, Methods and Theory by N.A

Current Index to Statistics, Applications, Methods and Theory
  • Title : Current Index to Statistics, Applications, Methods and Theory
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Urban Ecology by Jari Niemelä,Jürgen H. Breuste,Glenn Guntenspergen,Nancy E. McIntyre,Thomas Elmqvist,Philip James

Urban Ecology
  • Title : Urban Ecology
  • Author : Jari Niemelä,Jürgen H. Breuste,Glenn Guntenspergen,Nancy E. McIntyre,Thomas Elmqvist,Philip James
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191613231
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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Urbanization is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the relentless expansion of cities and towns proceeds sustainably. Urban ecology, the interdisciplinary study of ecological patterns and processes in towns and cities, is a rapidly developing field that can provide a scientific basis for the informed decision-making and planning needed to create both viable and sustainable cities. Urban Ecology brings together an international team of leading scientists to discuss our current understanding of all aspects of urban environments, from the biology of the organisms that inhabit them to the diversity of ecosystem services and human social issues encountered within urban landscapes. The book is divided into five sections with the first describing the physical urban environment. Subsequent sections examine ecological patterns and processes within the urban setting, followed by the integration of ecology with social issues. The book concludes with a discussion of the applications of urban ecology to land-use planning. The emphasis throughout is on what we actually know (as well as what we should know) about the complexities of social-ecological systems in urban areas, in order to develop urban ecology as a rigorous scientific discipline.


Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment by Dawn P. Flanagan,Samuel O. Ortiz,Vincent C. Alfonso

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
  • Title : Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
  • Author : Dawn P. Flanagan,Samuel O. Ortiz,Vincent C. Alfonso
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118234561
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to as the XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Crisis Management by Katarina Holla,Jozef Ristvej,Michal Titko

Crisis Management
  • Title : Crisis Management
  • Author : Katarina Holla,Jozef Ristvej,Michal Titko
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789232341
  • Pages : 268
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  • Language : English
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Crisis management is an interdisciplinary subject field represented by theoretical problems, practical activity, people management and the art of crisis situation solving. Overall, the studies that this publication contains are to provide an overview of the state of the art mainly focused on crisis management cycle represented by certain phases and steps. Topics include also lessons learned from natural and man-made disasters, crisis communication, information systems in crisis management, civil protection and economics in crisis management. We hope that chapters of this book will provide useful information within crisis management issue for a wide audience.


Indigenous Data Sovereignty by Tahu Kukutai,John Taylor

Indigenous Data Sovereignty
  • Title : Indigenous Data Sovereignty
  • Author : Tahu Kukutai,John Taylor
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1760460311
  • Pages : 318
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  • Language : English
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As the global ‘data revolution’ accelerates, how can the data rights and interests of indigenous peoples be secured? Premised on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this book argues that indigenous peoples have inherent and inalienable rights relating to the collection, ownership and application of data about them, and about their lifeways and territories. As the first book to focus on indigenous data sovereignty, it asks: what does data sovereignty mean for indigenous peoples, and how is it being used in their pursuit of self-determination? The varied group of mostly indigenous contributors theorise and conceptualise this fast-emerging field and present case studies that illustrate the challenges and opportunities involved. These range from indigenous communities grappling with issues of identity, governance and development, to national governments and NGOs seeking to formulate a response to indigenous demands for data ownership. While the book is focused on the CANZUS states of Canada, Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States, much of the content and discussion will be of interest and practical value to a broader global audience. ‘A debate-shaping book … it speaks to a fast-emerging field; it has a lot of important things to say; and the timing is right.’ — Stephen Cornell, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Chair of the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona ‘The effort … in this book to theorise and conceptualise data sovereignty and its links to the realisation of the rights of indigenous peoples is pioneering and laudable.’ — Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Baguio City, Philippines


Spatial and Temporal Analysis in Ecology by Richard Melville Cormack,J. K. Ord

Spatial and Temporal Analysis in Ecology
  • Title : Spatial and Temporal Analysis in Ecology
  • Author : Richard Melville Cormack,J. K. Ord
  • Publisher : International Cooperative Publishing House
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 356
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  • Language : English
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Reviews the standard methods for analyzing temporal and spatial patters. Spatial patterns. Reviews the recent statistical and ecology literature and presents several new studies of mapped data on patterns of trees. An extensive review of the spatial compettion between individuals, which considers both the analysis of spatial patters and the desing of experiments to study competition.


Management Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility by Pranas Žukauskas,Jolita Vveinhardt,Regina Andriukaitienė

Management Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Title : Management Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Author : Pranas Žukauskas,Jolita Vveinhardt,Regina Andriukaitienė
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 178923008X
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This monograph focuses on the level of management culture development in organizations attempting to disclose it not only with the help of theoretical insights but also by the approach based on employees and managers. Why was the term "management culture" that is rarely found in literature selected for the analysis? We are quite often faced with problems of terminology. Especially, it often happens in the translation from one language to another. While preparing this monograph, the authors had a number of questions on how to decouple the management culture from organization's culture and from organizational culture, how to separate management culture from managerial culture, etc. However, having analysed a variety of scientific research, it appeared that there is no need to break down the mentioned cultures because they still overlap. Therefore, it is impossible to completely separate the management culture from the formal or informal part of organizational culture. Management culture inevitably exists in every organization, only its level of development may vary.


Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists by Marc Kery

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists
  • Title : Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists
  • Author : Marc Kery
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780123786067
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists introduces applied Bayesian modeling to ecologists using the highly acclaimed, free WinBUGS software. It offers an understanding of statistical models as abstract representations of the various processes that give rise to a data set. Such an understanding is basic to the development of inference models tailored to specific sampling and ecological scenarios. The book begins by presenting the advantages of a Bayesian approach to statistics and introducing the WinBUGS software. It reviews the four most common statistical distributions: the normal, the uniform, the binomial, and the Poisson. It describes the two different kinds of analysis of variance (ANOVA): one-way and two- or multiway. It looks at the general linear model, or ANCOVA, in R and WinBUGS. It introduces generalized linear model (GLM), i.e., the extension of the normal linear model to allow error distributions other than the normal. The GLM is then extended contain additional sources of random variation to become a generalized linear mixed model (GLMM) for a Poisson example and for a binomial example. The final two chapters showcase two fairly novel and nonstandard versions of a GLMM. The first is the site-occupancy model for species distributions; the second is the binomial (or N-) mixture model for estimation and modeling of abundance. Introduction to the essential theories of key models used by ecologists Complete juxtaposition of classical analyses in R and Bayesian analysis of the same models in WinBUGS Provides every detail of R and WinBUGS code required to conduct all analyses Companion Web Appendix that contains all code contained in the book and additional material (including more code and solutions to exercises)


Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory by Nathan Goodale,William Andrefsky, Jr

Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory
  • Title : Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory
  • Author : Nathan Goodale,William Andrefsky, Jr
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107026466
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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This collection of essays brings together several different evolutionary perspectives to demonstrate how lithic technological systems are a byproduct of human behavior. The essays cover a range of topics, including human behavioral ecology, cultural transmission, phylogenetic analysis, macroevolution, and various applications of evolutionary ecology.


Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development by M Cecil Smith,Nancy DeFrates-Densch, Assistant Editor

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development
  • Title : Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development
  • Author : M Cecil Smith,Nancy DeFrates-Densch, Assistant Editor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135597405
  • Pages : 832
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: theoretical perspectives on adult development and learning research methods in adult development research on adult development research on adult learning aging and gerontological research policy perspectives on aging. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.


Ecology in Action by Fred Singer

Ecology in Action
  • Title : Ecology in Action
  • Author : Fred Singer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 110711537X
  • Pages : 744
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Integrates process and content of core areas of ecology using an engaging narrative, fascinating case studies, and stunning images throughout.


Seeing Cities Through Big Data by Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah,Nebiyou Tilahun,Moira Zellner

Seeing Cities Through Big Data
  • Title : Seeing Cities Through Big Data
  • Author : Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah,Nebiyou Tilahun,Moira Zellner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319409026
  • Pages : 559
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book introduces the latest thinking on the use of Big Data in the context of urban systems, including research and insights on human behavior, urban dynamics, resource use, sustainability and spatial disparities, where it promises improved planning, management and governance in the urban sectors (e.g., transportation, energy, smart cities, crime, housing, urban and regional economies, public health, public engagement, urban governance and political systems), as well as Big Data’s utility in decision-making, and development of indicators to monitor economic and social activity, and for urban sustainability, transparency, livability, social inclusion, place-making, accessibility and resilience.


Structural Equation Modeling and Natural Systems by James B. Grace

Structural Equation Modeling and Natural Systems
  • Title : Structural Equation Modeling and Natural Systems
  • Author : James B. Grace
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139457845
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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This book, first published in 2006, presents an introduction to the methodology of structural equation modeling, illustrates its use, and goes on to argue that it has revolutionary implications for the study of natural systems. A major theme of this book is that we have, up to this point, attempted to study systems primarily using methods (such as the univariate model) that were designed only for considering individual processes. Understanding systems requires the capacity to examine simultaneous influences and responses. Structural equation modeling (SEM) has such capabilities. It also possesses many other traits that add strength to its utility as a means of making scientific progress. In light of the capabilities of SEM, it can be argued that much of ecological theory is currently locked in an immature state that impairs its relevance. It is further argued that the principles of SEM are capable of leading to the development and evaluation of multivariate theories of the sort vitally needed for the conservation of natural systems.


Case Studies in Human Ecology by Daniel G. Bates,Sarah H. Lees

Case Studies in Human Ecology
  • Title : Case Studies in Human Ecology
  • Author : Daniel G. Bates,Sarah H. Lees
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 147579584X
  • Pages : 408
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).


Statistical Distributions in Ecological Work by J. K. Ord,Ganapati P. Patil,C. Taillie

Statistical Distributions in Ecological Work
  • Title : Statistical Distributions in Ecological Work
  • Author : J. K. Ord,Ganapati P. Patil,C. Taillie
  • Publisher : International Cooperative Publishing House
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Chance mechanisms underlying statistical distributions. Ecological advances involving statistical distributions. Abundance models. Research papers.


Shaping the future we want by Buckler, Carolee,Creech, Heather

Shaping the future we want
  • Title : Shaping the future we want
  • Author : Buckler, Carolee,Creech, Heather
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231000535
  • Pages : 202
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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