Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications

Author:   Jianguo Wu ,  K. Bruce Jones ,  Harbin Li ,  Orie L. Loucks
Publisher:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Edition:   2006 ed.
ISBN:  

9781402046629


Pages:   338
Publication Date:   20 March 2006
Format:   Hardback
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This is the first book of its kind - explicitly considering uncertainty and error analysis as an integral part of scaling. The book draws together a series of important case studies to provide a comprehensive review and synthesis of the most recent concepts, theories and methods in scaling and uncertainty analysis. It includes case studies illustrating how scaling and uncertainty analysis are being conducted in ecology and environmental science.

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Author:   Jianguo Wu ,  K. Bruce Jones ,  Harbin Li ,  Orie L. Loucks
Publisher:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Imprint:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Edition:   2006 ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 21.00cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 29.70cm
Weight:   1.540kg
ISBN:  

9781402046629


ISBN 10:   1402046626
Pages:   338
Publication Date:   20 March 2006
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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From the reviews: The book is an interesting and eminently comprehensible manuscript with separate, individually complete and very comprehensible, chapters organized on three parts. ... a book which should be on the desk of all those directly concerned not only with landscape ecology but also for all researchers dealing with scaling in ecology and management. (R. Ben-Hamadou, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Vol. 15, 2007)


From the reviews: <p> This edited volume is in two sections: a series of chapters introduces the fundamental issues and challenges related to scaling, and this is followed by nine case studies. The introductory chapters generally do a good job of introducing the concepts and main methodologies, while the case studies cover a broad range of applications a ] . There is sufficient technical detail in most of the chapters that the book represents a useful reference for ecologists needing to use information a ] . (Justin Travis, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Vol. 38 (1), 2007) <p> The book includes research based on a variety of approaches: experiments, process modeling, geographic analysis, and empirical modeling. The collection is well organized and adheres to its central themes, a subset of which is likely to interest to any particular reader. This book is likely to be of greatest interest to landscape ecologists and those working at regional scales but also has topics of interest to ecosystem and experimental scientists. (Henriette I. Jager, Ecology - The Ecological Society of America, Vol. 88 (1), 2007)


From the reviews: The book is an interesting and eminently comprehensible manuscript with separate, individually complete and very comprehensible, chapters organized on three parts. ! a book which should be on the desk of all those directly concerned not only with landscape ecology but also for all researchers dealing with scaling in ecology and management. (R. Ben-Hamadou, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Vol. 15, 2007)


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Dr. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu is Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ecology from Miami University, Oxford, OH in 1991, and was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University and Princeton University between 1991 and1993. Dr. Wu's research areas include landscape ecology, urban ecology, and sustainability science. His recent research has focused on urban landscape analysis and modeling, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and spatial scaling. He is author of over 120 journal papers and book chapters, and has been Program Chair of the US Association of Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), Councilor-at-Large of US-IALE, and Chair of Asian Ecology Section of Ecological Society of America. Dr. Wu is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Landscape Ecology. Bruce Jones is a Landscape Ecologist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nevada. His research interests include landscape ecology, biogeography, molecular evolution, and herpetology. Harbin Li is a Research Ecologist with USDA Forest Service. His research interests include spatial modeling and analysis of landscapes, effects of forest fragmentation on wildlife habitat, and decision support tools for ecosystem management. Orie L. Louck has been Ohio Eminent Scholar in Applied Ecosystem Studies and Professor of Zoology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and currently President of ICValue Inc. His interests concern carbon and nutrient processing of forest ecosystems and the role of biological diversity in sustaining these processes.

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