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The Resource How to do ecology : a concise handbook, Richard Karban and Mikaela Huntzinger

How to do ecology : a concise handbook, Richard Karban and Mikaela Huntzinger

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How to do ecology : a concise handbook
Title
How to do ecology
Title remainder
a concise handbook
Statement of responsibility
Richard Karban and Mikaela Huntzinger
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most ecology books and courses focus on the facts and the concepts. While these are essential, many young ecologists need to figure out how to actually do research themselves. How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on how to develop a successful thesis and research program. This book presents different approaches to posing testable ecological questions. In particular, it covers the uses, strengths, and limitations of manipulative experiments in ecology. It will help young ecologists consider meaningful treatments, controls, replication, independence, and randomization in experiments, as well as where to do experiments and how to organize a season of work. This book also presents strategies for analyzing natural patterns, the value of alternative hypotheses, and what to do with negative results. Science is only part of being a successful ecologist. This book offers students advice on working with other people and navigating their way through the land mines of research. Findings that don't get communicated are of little value. How to Do Ecology suggests effective ways to communicate information in the form of journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Finally, it outlines strategies for developing successful grant and research proposals. Numerous checklists, figures, and boxes throughout the book summarize and reinforce the main points. In short, this book makes explicit many of the unspoken assumptions behind doing good research in ecology, and provides a resource for meaningful conversations among ecologists
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Karban, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.2
LC item number
.K374 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
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Huntzinger, Mikaela
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  • Ecology
  • Ecology
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How to do ecology : a concise handbook, Richard Karban and Mikaela Huntzinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-140) and index
Contents
Picking a question -- Posing questions (or picking an approach) -- Using experiments to test hypotheses -- Analyzing patterns and data -- Working with other people -- Communicating what you find -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm68192482
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 145 p.
Isbn
9780691125770
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006014269
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)68192482
Label
How to do ecology : a concise handbook, Richard Karban and Mikaela Huntzinger
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-140) and index
Contents
Picking a question -- Posing questions (or picking an approach) -- Using experiments to test hypotheses -- Analyzing patterns and data -- Working with other people -- Communicating what you find -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm68192482
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 145 p.
Isbn
9780691125770
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006014269
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)68192482

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