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Statistics in Ecotoxicology

Tim Sparks (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-97299-0 February 2000 334 Pages


Statistics in Ecotoxicology Edited by Tim Sparks Institute ofTerrestrial Ecology, Cambridgeshire, UK A basic understanding ofstatistical concepts and methodology is essential for everyresearch scientist. Statistics in Ecotoxicology is a comprehensive,well-illustrated text, tailored to meet the needs of allecotoxicologists from undergraduates to professionals. Avoidingmathematical jargon, the book uses worked examples to enable thereader to understand the potential of, and limitations of,statistical analysis in both the planning and operation oflaboratory and field ecotoxicological experiments. This informativeand highly practical guide:
* provides an invaluable introduction to the quantitative methodsfor the analysis of ecotoxicological data;
* covers field experimentation, laboratory experimentation,regression methodology, multivariate methods and monitoring:
* incorporates essential tips to prevent many of the common designand analytical failings in ecotoxicology; and,
* includes case studies comprising of terrestrial, freshwater andmarine examples.
Written by an international team of scientists, Statistics inEcotoxicology will be essential reading for all ecotoxicologists.
Basic Concepts (P. Rotbery).

Exploring the Data (D. French & D. Lindley).

Field Experiments (D. Gadsden & T. Sparks).

The Analysis of Laboratory Toxicity Experiments (R. Meister &P. Van den Brink).

Analysis of Field Studies: Regression Analysis (E. Smith & C.Anderson-Cook).

Multivariate Techniques (A. Scott & R. Clarke).

Environmental Monitoring: Investigating Associations and Trends (L.Conquest).

Organochlorines in Bird of Prey Eggs: A Terrestrial Case Study (T.Sparks, et al.).

Statistical Techniques for the Ecological Risk Assessment ofChemicals in Freshwaters (M. Crane, et al.).

Trying to Detect Impacts in Marine Habitats: Comparisons withSuitable Reference Areas (A. Underwood).


"...clearly written, well illustrated excuse for nothaving your shelf" (Ecotoxicology)

"I enjoyed this book, I liked the approach and the liberal use ofexamples. ...the content is highly appropriate and is wellpresented..." (Progress in Environmental Science)