Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations
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Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations is a thorough overview of monitoring issues. It is designed for field biologists and land managers with a modest statistical background. The authors have written a practical text that includes concrete guidelines for ecologists to follow to design a statistically defensible monitoring program for natural populations and communities.
1. Introduction to Monitoring.
2. Monitoring Overview.
3. Selecting Among Priorities.
4. Qualitative Techniques for Monitoring.
5. General Field Techniques.
6. Data Collection and Data Management.
7. Basic Principles of Sampling.
8. Sampling Design.
9. Statistical Analysis.
10. Analysis of Trends.
11. Selecting Random Samples.
12. Field Techniques for Measuring Vegetation.
13. Specialized Sampling Methods and Field Techniques for Animals.
15. Communication and Monitoring Plans.
Appendix I: Monitoring Communities.
Appendix II: Sample Size Equations.
Appendix III: Confidence Interval Equations.
Appendix IV: Sample Size and Confidence Intervals for Complex Sampling Designs.