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Practical Ecology for Geography and Biology

Survey, mapping and data analysis

  • Authors
  • D. D. Gilbertson
  • M. Kent
  • F. B. Pyatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Basic Concepts and Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 11-24
    3. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 25-44
    4. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 45-56
  3. Field Surveys of Plants and Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 59-74
    3. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 75-98
    4. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 99-114
    5. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 115-138
  4. Mapping and Aerial Photography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 141-163
    3. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 164-175
    4. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 176-193
  5. Quantitative Analysis of Data from Ecological Surveys

  6. Pollution, Conservation and Environmental Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 239-273
    3. D. D. Gilbertson, M. Kent, F. B. Pyatt
      Pages 274-297
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 298-320

About this book

Introduction

Our aim in writing this book is to provide students and teachers with a simple introductory text which deals with practical aspects of ecology, environmen­ tal biology and biogeography, emphasizing actual field and classroom investigations. Basic concepts and methods of survey, mapping and aerial photography, data collection and data analysis are described and discussed, in order to encourage students to identify and tackle worthwhile projects. The level at which this text is appropriate depends very much upon particular circumstances. The greater part lies within the scope of the sixth form and the first and second years of college, polytechnic and university courses in the British Isles and their equivalents overseas. All students inevitably meet difficulties in the identification of plant and animal species, particularly when they venture into unfamiliar habitats and regions. This is often the cause of unnecessary alarm. Many ecological principles or problems may be illustrated by reference to familiar species and habitats, such as are found in urban environments, as well as those areas of semi-natural vegetation favoured for field courses.

Keywords

biology ecological principles ecology environment vegetation

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