Statistics in Environmental Sciences

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 11, 2019 - Social Science - 310 pages

Statistical tools are indispensable for the environmental sciences. They have become an integral part of the scientific process, from the development of the sampling plan to the obtainment of results.

Statistics in Environmental Sciences provides the foundation for the interpretation of quantitative data (basic vocabulary, main laws of probabilities, etc.) and the thinking behind sampling and experimental methodology. It also introduces the principles of statistical tests such as decision theory and examines the key choices in statistical tests, while keeping the established objectives in mind.

The book examines the most used statistics in the field of environmental sciences. Detailed descriptions based on concrete examples are given, as well as descriptions obtained through the use of the free software R (whose usage is also presented).

 

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Contents

Working with the R Software
1
Fundamental Concepts in Statistics
31
Developing a Sampling or Experimental Plan
51
Principle of a Statistical Test
73
Key Choices in Statistical Tests
95
Comparison Tests of Unilateral
115
Classical and Generalized Linear Models
155
Nonparametric Alternatives to Linear Models
253
Conclusion
273
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About the author (2019)

Valérie David is a teacher-researcher in environmental sciences, oceanography, terrestrial ecology, toxicology and bioinformatics at the University of Bordeaux in France.

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