An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, by Stanton Braude,Bobbi S. Low

By Stanton Braude,Bobbi S. Low

This targeted textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative versions and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the middle strategies shared through those comparable fields utilizing instruments and sensible talents akin to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, easy statistical inference, and persuasive supply writing. And members use examples from their very own state of the art examine, delivering varied perspectives to interact scholars and increase their understanding.

this is often the one textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" technique that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has routines that permit scholars to paintings at once with the cloth at their very own speed and in small teams. every one challenge contains facts awarded in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to respond to questions that illustrate styles, ideas, and strategies. subject matters variety from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants powerful dimension to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The publication additionally encompasses 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 medical reasoning
  • Covers middle quantitative versions and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
  • Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"

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