Introduction to Quantitative Ecology: Mathematical and Statistical Modelling for Beginners

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology

Mathematical and Statistical Modelling for Beginners
 
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ISBN13:9780192843487
ISBN10:0192843486
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:320 pages
Size:245x170x19 mm
Weight:608 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 87 colour line figures/illustrations and 32 tables
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Environmental science (ecology, conservation, and resource management) is an increasingly quantitative field. This accessible textbook introduces quantitative ecology in a manner that aims to confront the limitations of the current literature and thereby appeal to a far wider audience.

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Environmental science (ecology, conservation, and resource management) is an increasingly quantitative field. A well-trained ecologist now needs to evaluate evidence generated from complex quantitative methods, and to apply these methods in their own research. Yet the existing books and academic coursework are not adequately serving most of the potential audience - instead they cater to the specialists who wish to focus on either mathematical or statistical aspects, and overwhelmingly appeal to those who already have confidence in their quantitative skills. At the same time, many texts lack an explicit emphasis on the epistemology of quantitative techniques. That is, how do we gain understanding about the real world from models that are so vastly simplified?

This accessible textbook introduces quantitative ecology in a manner that aims to confront these limitations and thereby appeal to a far wider audience. It presents material in an informal, approachable, and encouraging manner that welcomes readers with any degree of confidence and prior training. It covers foundational topics in both mathematical and statistical ecology before describing how to implement these concepts to choose, use, and analyse models, providing guidance and worked examples in both spreadsheet format and R. The emphasis throughout is on the skilful interpretation of models to answer questions about the natural world.

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and incoming graduate students, seeking to strengthen their understanding of quantitative methods and to apply them successfully to real world ecology, conservation, and resource management scenarios.

Essington... shows how to fit and interpret a simple dynamic model to data clearly and concisely, integrating the main tools of the book... in one elegant case study.
Table of Contents:
About This Book
Why Do We Model?
Introduction to Population Models
Structured Population Models
Competition and Predation Models
Stochastic Population Models
Why Fit Models to Data?
Random Variables and Probability
Likelihood and Its Applications
Model Selection
Bayesian Statistics
Mathematics Refresher
Modeling in Spreadsheets
Modeling in R
Skills for Dynamic Models
Sensitivity Analysis
Skills for Fitting Models to Data
Putting It Together : Fitting a Dynamic Model
Next Steps