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

By Stanton Braude,Bobbi S. Low

ISBN-10: 0691127239

ISBN-13: 9780691127231

ISBN-10: 0691127247

ISBN-13: 9780691127248

This targeted textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative versions and strategies in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the middle suggestions shared via those similar fields utilizing instruments and sensible abilities equivalent to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, easy statistical inference, and persuasive supply writing. And members use examples from their very own state of the art learn, delivering varied perspectives to have interaction scholars and increase 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 routines that let scholars to paintings at once with the cloth at their very own speed and in small teams. every one challenge contains information awarded in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to respond to questions that illustrate styles, rules, and strategies. themes diversity from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent dimension to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The ebook additionally incorporates a complete 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 trying out, experimental layout, and medical reasoning
  • Covers center quantitative versions and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
  • Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"

Professors: A supplementary Instructor's guide is out there for this ebook. it's constrained to lecturers utilizing the textual content in classes. for info on tips to receive a replica, check with: http://press.princeton.edu/class_use/solutions.html

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