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Acquiring Useful Tools and Skills

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 2492 words.

This chapter discusses useful skills and tools that can extend and amplify the reach of innovative researchers. These include programming languages; statistical packages; microcontrollers...

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Analysis of Covariance: ANCOVA

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3663 words.

ANCOVA of designed experiments combines one categorical and one continuous explanatory variable. Panel plots are usually the best way to graphically display ANCOVA designs with a separate...

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Approaches to ecological modelling

Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt and Maria del Mar Delgado.

in Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

May 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 3528 words.

This chapter provides a general introduction to mathematical and statistical modelling in ecology and evolutionary biology. The chapter starts by introducing the scientific process,...

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Approaches to statistical inference

Michael A. McCarthy.

in Ecological Statistics

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 14178 words.

If your data does not require statistical analysis, then you are probably not doing ecology. In an environment that can be very variable, and where data are usually expensive or difficult...

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Aquatic Oxygen Analysis

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 2416 words.

Measuring oxygen consumption rates in aquatic media is the only practical method for determining the metabolic rates of cell cultures and aquatic organisms. This chapter describes the three...

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Biotic interactions

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson.

in Invasion Dynamics

January 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 22496 words.

Invasive alien species cause impacts partly through the changes they impose on biotic interactions which lead to altered ecosystem processes in recipient systems. This chapter reviews the...

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Community assembly and succession

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson.

in Invasion Dynamics

January 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 16791 words.

Community ecology deals with the succession, coexistence, and diversity patterns of species at the assembly level. Community assembly rules are hypotheses, often supported by limited...

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Community ecology

Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt and Maria del Mar Delgado.

in Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

May 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 18631 words.

This chapter introduces mathematical and statistical modelling approaches in community ecology. It starts with a conceptual section, continues with mathematical and statistical sections,...

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Comparing Groups: Analysis of Variance

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8816 words.

Analysis of variance is introduced using a worked analysis of some data collected by Charles Darwin on inbreeding depression in experimental maize plants. ANOVA is used to compare the...

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Comparing Groups: Student’s t-test

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3856 words.

This chapter re-analyses Darwin’s maize data that were introduced in Chapter 2. Here t-tests and confidence intervals are used and compared with the ANOVA approach. Confidence intervals are...

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Comparisons Using Estimates and Intervals

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4340 words.

This chapter pulls together material from earlier chapters to give an introductory user’s guide to error bars and intervals. There is no ‘best’ interval that suits all needs. Several...

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Complex adaptive networks

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson.

in Invasion Dynamics

January 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 16365 words.

Biological invasions have served as an excellent natural experiment, allowing us to explore how species sharpen their weaponries (invasiveness), how recipient ecosystems respond to the...

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Constant Volume and Constant Pressure Respirometry

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4742 words.

This chapter describes constant pressure (Gilson) and constant volume (Warburg) respirometry—long-established techniques that are still capable of accurate results. These are useful for...

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Constant Volume Techniques Using Gas Analysis

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11562 words.

By using modern gas analyzers and variations of constant volume techniques described in Chapter 2, simple and high-throughput measurement of the metabolic rates of organisms ranging in size...

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Coulometric Respirometry

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 1987 words.

This chapter describes the theory and practical applications of coulometric respirometry. Coulometric respirometry is probably the most accurate method for measuring oxygen consumption...

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Data Analysis and Presentation

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6807 words.

This chapter discusses ways of analyzing and presenting metabolic data while avoiding common mistakes. Topics covered include vital information often omitted from manuscripts; how to...

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Direct Calorimetry

John R. B. Lighton.

in Measuring Metabolic Rates

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5982 words.

This chapter describes calorimetry or the direct measurement of heat production, a technique first used by Lavoisier and Paulze for measuring metabolic rates. Bomb calorimetry—a technique...

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The dynamics of spread

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson.

in Invasion Dynamics

January 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 14046 words.

The dynamics of invasive spread are diverse and context-dependent, which makes generalization difficult. The broad categorization of the dynamics is useful for discussing the drivers of...

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Ecological Statistics

Edited by Gordon A. Fox, Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich and Vinicio J. Sosa.

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 416 pages.

This book discusses the change in use of statistics in ecology—especially the increased use (over the last two decades) of more sophisticated statistical and computational methods. This...

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Final Thoughts

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 1102 words.

This final chapter reiterates some of the most important points made in the book. A list gives some parting words of advice including some suggestions of where to go next for more advice...

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