Monitoring ecological impacts : concepts and practice in flowing waters / Barbara J. Downes [and others].
- Downes, Barbara J., 1958-
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xii, 434 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Introduction to the nature of monitoring problems and to rivers -- Principles of inference and design -- Applying principles of inference and design.
- Monitoring Ecological Impacts provides the tools needed by professional ecologists, scientists, engineers, planners and managers to design assessment programs that can reliably monitor, detect and allow management of human impacts on the natural environment. The procedures described are well grounded in inferential logic, and the statistical models needed to analyse complex data are given. Step-by-step guidelines and flow diagrams provide the reader with clear and useable protocols, which can be applied in any region of the world and to a wide range of human impacts. In addition, real examples are used to show how the theory can be put into practice. Although the context of this book is flowing water environments, especially rivers and streams, the advice for designing assessment programs can be applied to any ecosystem.
- 9780511542015 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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