By Stanton Braude, Bobbi S. Low
This specific textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative types and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the middle strategies shared by means of those similar fields utilizing instruments and useful talents equivalent to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, uncomplicated statistical inference, and persuasive supply writing. And participants use examples from their very own state-of-the-art study, offering assorted perspectives to have interaction scholars and expand their understanding.
this can be the single textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" procedure that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has workouts that permit scholars to paintings at once with the cloth at their very own speed and in small teams. every one challenge contains info provided in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to respond to questions that illustrate styles, ideas, and techniques. subject matters diversity from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent dimension to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The ebook additionally incorporates a finished glossary.
as well as the editors, the participants are James Beck, Cawas Behram Engineer, John Gaskin, Luke Harmon, Jon Hess, Jason Kolbe, Kenneth H. Kozak, Robert J. Robertson, Emily Silverman, Beth Sparks-Jackson, and Anton Weisstein.
- Provides event with speculation trying out, experimental layout, and clinical reasoning
- Covers middle quantitative types and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
- Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"
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