By Stanton Braude, Bobbi S. Low
This particular textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative types and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the middle techniques shared by means of those comparable fields utilizing instruments and functional abilities similar to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, easy statistical inference, and persuasive furnish writing. And members use examples from their very own state-of-the-art learn, supplying diversified perspectives to interact scholars and increase their understanding.
this can be the one textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" method that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has workouts that permit scholars to paintings at once with the fabric at their very own speed and in small teams. each one challenge comprises information provided in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to reply to questions that illustrate styles, ideas, and techniques. subject matters diversity from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent measurement to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The e-book additionally incorporates a accomplished glossary.
as well as the editors, the individuals are James Beck, Cawas Behram Engineer, John Gaskin, Luke Harmon, Jon Hess, Jason Kolbe, Kenneth H. Kozak, Robert J. Robertson, Emily Silverman, Beth Sparks-Jackson, and Anton Weisstein.
- Provides adventure with speculation checking out, experimental layout, and clinical reasoning
- Covers center quantitative versions and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
- Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"
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Extra resources for An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
4. An example of how we choose the tree that is most likely to represent true evolutionary relationships. To compare two trees, we simply map each character state change onto each tree and sum the number of changes which would be required to result in the pattern represented on each tree. The tree with the fewest steps is the most parsimonious, and, thus, most likely to represent the true phylogeny. Case Studies and Data Consider the following six species. All are commonly encountered in the eastern United States.
Read the following descriptions of five different spe cies, looking first at questions 1–4 for guidance. 1 as you read in order to answer the questions before class. 1) Common Flickers (Colaptes auratus) are ground-foraging woodpeckers distributed across all of North America, and locally abundant. They inhabit wooded regions, including the gi ant cactus forests of the Sonoran Desert, and Baja, California. The form seen in the northern and eastern United States is called the Yellow-Shafted Flicker; the western form is called the Red-Shafted Flicker.
During the day cottontails sleep in a variety of shelters. Three to six offspring are born following a gestation period of 28–29 days in a duplex uterus. There is a well-developed placenta. 8) Identifying characteristics: A brown, coarse-furred rat with a naked, scaly tail. The Norway rat is commonly found in and around human dwellings. Dental formula: 1/1 0/0 0/0 3/3 (16). These include large, ever-growing incisors, and a diastema (gap between the incisors and remaining teeth). 8. Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus).