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Description - Experiments in Ecology by A. J. Underwood

Ecological theories and hypotheses are usually complex because of natural variability in space and time, which often makes the design of experiments difficult. This book describes how to design ecological experiments from a statistical basis using analysis of variance, so reliable conclusions can be drawn. The logical procedures that lead to a need for experiments are described, followed by an introduction to simple statistical tests. This leads to a detailed account of analysis of variance, looking at procedures, assumptions, and problems. One-factor analysis is extended to nested (hierarchical) designs and factorial analysis. Finally, some regression methods for examining relationships between variables are covered. Examples of ecological experiments are used throughout to illustrate the procedures and examine problems. This book will be invaluable to practicing ecologists as well as advanced students involved in experimental design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521553292
ISBN-10: 0521553296
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 524
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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