By Stanton Braude,Bobbi S. Low
This specified textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative versions and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the center options shared through those similar fields utilizing instruments and useful talents equivalent to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, uncomplicated statistical inference, and persuasive furnish writing. And individuals use examples from their very own state-of-the-art learn, delivering different perspectives to interact scholars and increase their understanding.
this is often the one textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" process that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has routines that allow scholars to paintings at once with the fabric at their very own velocity and in small teams. each one challenge comprises info offered in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to reply to questions that illustrate styles, rules, and strategies. subject matters diversity from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent measurement to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The booklet additionally contains a accomplished 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 adventure with speculation checking out, experimental layout, and clinical reasoning
- Covers middle quantitative versions and strategies in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
- Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"
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