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Monitoring Ecological Change

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521527286

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  • Ian Spellerberg presents a practical introduction to how changes in living communities are measured and monitored. After describing the relevance and growth of ecological monitoring and the programs and organizations involved, this book presents the science of ecological monitoring in respect to spatial scales, temporal scales, indicators and indices. The later part of the book provides an assessment of methods and monitoring in practice, including many international case-study examples. First Edition Hb (1991): 0-521-36662-3 First Edition Pb (1991): 0-521-42407-0

    • Provides information on the theory and practice of effective ecological monitoring
    • Draws on case-studies and examples of monitoring from around the world
    • Written in a non-technical and informal style
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    "...should be present in any ecological library, as it will present the researcher with a way in to a wide, diverse and expanding subject."
    Times Higher Education Supplement

    "Accessible to non-specialists, this book is a good introductory teaching tool that will leave the student with a thorough grounding in the science of ecological monitoring."
    Northeastern Naturalist

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521527286
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 77 b/w illus. 48 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Ecological monitoring
    2. Environmental monitoring programmes and organizations
    3. State of the environment reporting and ecological monitoring
    4. Biological scales and spatial scales in ecological monitoring
    5. Biological indicators and indices
    6. Diversity and similarity indices
    7. Planning and designing ecological monitoring
    8. Community-based ecological monitoring
    9. Ecological monitoring of species and biological communities
    10. Ecological monitoring and environmental impact assessments
    Appendix 1. Acronyms used in the text
    Appendix 2. The 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Ian F. Spellerberg, Lincoln University, New Zealand
    Ian Spellerberg is Professor of Nature Conservation at Lincoln University, New Zealand and Director of the University's Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation.

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