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Title An introduction to methods & models in ecology, evolution, & conservation biology / Stanton Braude & Bobbi S. Low, editors

Publ Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]
2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  QH541.2 .I65 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  QH541.2 I65 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Sect. I. Evolutionary Biology -- 1. Evolution and Pesticide Resistance: Examining Quantitative Trends Visually / Stanton Braude and John Gaskin -- 2. Lizard Ecomorphology: Generating and Testing Hypotheses of Adaptation / Kenneth H. Kozak -- 3. Phylogenetic Inference: Examining Morphological and Molecular Datasets / James Beck -- 4. Life History Tradeoffs in Avian Clutch Size: Interpreting Life History Data and Evaluating Alternative Hypotheses / Jon Hess -- 5. Mimicry: Experimental Design and Scientific Logic / James Robertson -- Sect. II. Demography and Population Ecology -- 6. Life Table Analysis / Stanton Braude -- 7. Lotka-Volterra Competition Modeling / Stanton Braude, Tara Scherer and Rebecca McGaha -- 8. Explosive Population Growth and Invasive Exotic Species / Jon Hess and James Robertson -- 9. Island Biogeography: Evaluating Correlational Data and Testing Alternative Hypotheses / James Robertson -- Sect. III. Population Genetics -- 10. Hardy-Weinberg: Evaluating Disequilibrium Forces / Jason J. Kolbe -- 11. Drift, Demographic Stochasticity, and Extinction in Woggles / James Robertson, Anton Weisstein and Stanton Braude -- 12. Conservation of Small Populations: Effective Population Sizes, Inbreeding, and the 50/500 Rule / Luke J. Harmon and Stanton Braude -- 13. Dispersal and Metapopulation Structure / James Robertson -- Sect. IV. Quantitative Ecological Tools -- 14. Understanding Descriptive Statistics / Beth Sparks-Jackson and Emily Silverman -- 15. Understanding Statistical Inference / Emily Silverman and Beth Sparks-Jackson -- 16. Sampling Wild Populations / Stanton Braude and James Robertson -- 17. Quantifying Biodiversity / Cawas Behram Engineer and Stanton Braude -- 18. Environmental Predictability and Life History / Bobbi S. Low and Stanton Braude -- 19. Modeling Optimal Foraging / Stanton Braude and James Robertson -- Sect. V. Synthetic Exercises and Writing Assignments -- 20. Evaluating Competing Hypotheses of Regional Biodiversity / Stanton Braude -- 21. Preparing and Evaluating Competitive Grant Proposals for Conservation Funding / Stanton Braude -- 22. Tracing the History of Scientific Ideas: From Darwin, Connell, or Soule to the Present / Bobbi S. Low
LC subject Ecology -- Research
Evolution (Biology) -- Research
Conservation biology -- Research
Add Author Braude, Stan
Low, Bobbi S
Alt Title Introduction to methods and models in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology
ISBN 9780691127231 (alk. paper)
0691127239 (alk. paper)
9780691127248 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0691127247 (pbk. : alk. paper)