How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook

Editor/Author Karban, Richard, Huntzinger, Mikaela and Pearse, Ian S.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $31.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $46.50
ISBN: 978-0-691-16176-1
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 17
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful research program. This one-of-a-kind book explains how to choose a research question and answer it through manipulative experiments and systematic observations.

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Table of Contents

  • Illustrations
  • Boxes
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Introduction: The Aims of This Book
  • Chapter 1. Picking a Question
  • Chapter 2. Posing Questions (or Picking an Approach)
  • Chapter 3. Using Experiments to Test Hypotheses
  • Chapter 4. Analyzing Experimental Data
  • Chapter 5. Using Surveys to Explore Patterns
  • Chapter 6. Building Your Indoor Skills
  • Chapter 7. Working with People and Getting a Job in Ecology
  • Chapter 8. Communicating What You Find
  • Chapter 9. Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References