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Ecological census techniques : a handbook / ed. William J. Sutherland

Secondary Author Sutherland, William J. Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, imp. 1997 Description XV, 336 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 0-521-47815-4 CDU 502
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
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Licenciatura em Ciências do Ambiente Ecologia das Populações 2º semestre

Licenciatura em Biologia Aplicada Ecologia das Populações e Comunidades 1º semestre

Licenciatura em Biologia e Geologia Populações e Comunidades 2º semestre

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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Virtually any exercise in ecology will require some knowledge of the techniques for carrying out a census of population numbers. This practical text outlines clearly, with worked examples, the main techniques used by field ecologists to enumerate plants and animals. Each taxonomic group is treated separately, with detailed descriptions of appropriate census methods; their advantages, disadvantages and biases. Techniques for measuring a wide range of environmental variables are also included. The final chapter lists the 20 most common censusing sins. Concise yet comprehensive, this book provides a unique overview of the most important methods for those working on field studies in population and behavioural ecology and conservation biology at all levels, from the beginner to the practising professional.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • 1 Why census?
  • 2 Basic techniques
  • 3 Plants
  • 4 Invertebrates
  • 5 Fish
  • 6 Amphibians
  • 7 Reptiles
  • 8 Mammals
  • 9 Birds
  • 10 Environmental variables
  • 11 The twenty commonest censusing sins
  • Index

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