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Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application

Gordon A. Fox, Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich, and Vinicio J. Sosa


This book discusses the change in use of statistics in ecology—especially the increased use (over the last two decades) of more sophisticated statistical and computational methods. This book also highlights the contribution of statistical modeling to knowledge acquisition as an important way of abstracting ecological questions into mathematical models, and its role in the research cycle currently used by most ecologists. The book reviews briefly the logic and key parts of statistical linear models, as they form the conceptual foundation of most of the methods discussed in the book. Finally, it ... More

Keywords: statistical linear models, R language, sampling/experimental design, statistical modeling

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon A. Fox, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida

Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich, editor
Researcher in the Functional Ecology Network, Instituto de Ecología A.C. Mexico

Vinicio J. Sosa, editor
Researcher in the Functional Ecology Network, Instituto de Ecología A.C. Mexico

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