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An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
Edited by Stanton Braude & Bobbi S. Low

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Figures vii
Tables xi
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xix

Section I: E volutionary Biology

Chapter 1: Evolution and Pesticide Resistance: Examining Quantitative Trends Visually by Stanton Braude and John Gaskin 3
Chapter 2: Lizard Ecomorphology: Generating and Testing Hypotheses of Adaptation by Kenneth H. Kozak 12
Chapter 3: Phylogenetic Inference: Examining Morphological and Molecular Datasets by James Beck 22
Chapter 4: Life History Tradeoffs in Avian Clutch Size: Interpreting Life History Data and Evaluating Alternative Hypotheses by Jon Hess 36
Chapter 5: Mimicry: Experimental Design and Scientific Logic by James Robertson 51

Section II: D emography and Population Ecology

Chapter 6: Life Table Analysis by Stanton Braude 63
Chapter 7: Lotka-Volterra Competition Modeling by Stanton Braude, Tara Scherer, and Rebecca McGaha 69
Chapter 8: Explosive Population Growth and Invasive Exotic Species by Jon Hess and James Robertson 79
Chapter 9: Island Biogeography: Evaluating Correlational Data and Testing Alternative Hypotheses by James Robertson 91

Section III: Population Genetics

Chapter 10: Hardy-Weinberg: Evaluating Disequilibrium Forces by Jason J. Kolbe 107
Chapter 11: Drift, Demographic Stochasticity, and Extinction in Woggles by James Robertson, Anton Weisstein, and Stanton Braude 117
Chapter 12: Conservation of Small Populations: Effective Population Sizes, Inbreeding, and the 50/500 Rule by Luke J. Harmon and Stanton Braude 125
Chapter 13: Dispersal and Metapopulation Structure by James Robertson 139

Section IV: Quantitative Ecological Tools

Chapter 14: Understanding Descriptive Statistics by Beth Sparks-Jackson and Emily Silverman 155
Chapter 15: Understanding Statistical Inference by Emily Silverman and Beth Sparks-Jackson 179
Chapter 16: Sampling Wild Populations by Stanton Braude and James Robertson 189
Chapter 17: Quantifying Biodiversity by Cawas Behram Engineer and Stanton Braude 198
Chapter 18: Environmental Predictability and Life History by Bobbi S. Low and Stanton Braude 214
Chapter 19: Modeling Optimal Foraging by Stanton Braude and James Robertson 226

Section V: S ynthetic Exercises and Writing Assignments

Chapter 20: Evaluating Competing Hypotheses of Regional Biodiversity by Stanton Braude 235
Chapter 21: Preparing and Evaluating Competitive Grant Proposals for Conservation Funding by Stanton Braude 239
Chapter 22: Tracing the History of Scientific Ideas: From Darwin, Connell, or Soule to the Present by Bobbi S. Low 245

Glossary 251
Contributors 263
Index 265

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