Ecological Census Techniques: A Handbook (Google eBook)

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William J. Sutherland
Cambridge University Press, Aug 3, 2006 - Nature
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This is an updated version of the best selling first edition, Ecological Census Techniques, with updating, some new chapters and authors. Almost all ecological and conservation work involves carrying out a census or survey. This practically focussed book describes how to plan a census, the practical details and shows with worked examples how to analyse the results. The first three chapters describe planning, sampling and the basic theory necessary for carrying out a census. In the subsequent chapters international experts describe the appropriate methods for counting plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. As many censuses also relate the results to environmental variability, there is a chapter explaining the main methods. Finally, there is a list of the most common mistakes encountered when carrying out a census.
  

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1 Planning a research
1
2 Principles of sampling
11
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24
a
35
major units large squares are randomly
40
CLINE
52
3 General census methods
87
Figure 312 A representative layout of a trapping web
151
Figure 56 A water trap for catching flying insects
233
Fine netting
238
Litter samples and desiccation funnels
239
6 Fish
250
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a
270
7 Amphibians
278
8 Reptiles
297

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b
176
4 Plants
186
5
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5 Invertebrates
214
Table 51 A summary of methods suitable for various groups
217
Table 51 cont
218
9 Birds
308
Table 91 A summary of methods suitable for
310
Correcting for differences in detection probabilities
327
10 Mammals
351
11 Environmental variables
370
12 The twenty commonest
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WILLIAM J. SUTHERLAND is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

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