A Primer of Ecological Statistics
“Things that set this volume apart from the ordinary include short discussions of more advanced methods at the end of most chapters, a full chapter on data management, two chapters on study design, and wonderful footnotes with historical notes and short biographies.”
—Philip Dixon, The Quarterly Review of Biology
“Many ecology-related degrees require only a single statistics course, leaving a wide gap between students’ knowledge and what they need to know. … Gotelli’s and Ellison’s book—written by ecologists with extensive experience teaching graduate and undergraduate statistics courses—helps fill this gap. … I have found this book, aided by the very easy writing style of the authors, is equally well received by graduate and undergraduate students as a textbook in courses on ecological analyses, particularly when used as a bridge to more advanced books on specific topics. The book uses ecological data throughout, much of it collected by the authors, and all data are available on the book's web site, making it easy to use those data in labs. Students consistently find the appendix on matrix algebra useful. … an excellent primer to traditional methods in statistics and for designing experiments correctly from the outset. This book does a good job of helping practitioners understand one of the most difficult subjects for many ecologists.”
—Michael Gillingham, The American Statistician
For the Student
Data files and code used for some of the examples are available on the companion website.
For the Instructor (Available to Qualified Adopters)
Instructor’s Resource Library (ISBN 978-1-60535-191-9)
This resource includes all figures (line-art illustrations and photographs) and tables from the textbook, provided as both high- and low-resolution JPEGs. All have been formatted and optimized for excellent projection quality. Also included are ready-to-use PowerPoint slides of all figures and tables.
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