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100 1  Michener, William K 
245 10 Ecological Data :|bDesign, Management and Processing 
250    1st ed 
264  1 Hoboken :|bJohn Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,|c2000 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    1 online resource (194 pages) 
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505 0  Intro -- Ecological Data: Design, Management and 
       Processing -- Contents -- Contributors -- The Methods in 
       Ecology Series -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- CHAPTER 1
       Research Design: Translating Ideas to Data -- CHAPTER 2 
       Data Management Principles, Implementation and 
       Administration -- CHAPTER 3 Scientific Databases -- 
       CHAPTER 4 Data Quality Assurance -- CHAPTER 5 Metadata -- 
       CHAPTER 6 Archiving Ecological Data and Information -- 
       CHAPTER 7 Transforming Data into Information and Knowledge
       -- CHAPTER 8 Ecological Knowledge and Future Data 
       Challenges -- Index 
520    Ecologists are increasingly tackling difficult issues like
       global change, loss of biodiversity and sustainability of 
       ecosystem services. These and related topics are 
       enormously challenging, requiring unprecedented 
       multidisciplinary collaboration and rapid synthesis of 
       large amounts of diverse data into information and 
       ultimately knowledge. New sensors, computers, data 
       collection and storage devices and analytical and 
       statistical methods provide a powerful tool kit to support
       analyses, graphics and visualizations that were 
       unthinkable even a few years ago. New and increased 
       emphasis on accessibility, management, processing and 
       sharing of high-quality, well-maintained and 
       understandable data represents a significant change in how
       scientists view and treat data. These issues are complex 
       and despite their importance, are typically not addressed 
       in database, ecological and statistical textbooks. This 
       book addresses these issues, providing a much needed 
       resource for those involved in designing and implementing 
       ecological research, as well as students who are entering 
       the environmental sciences. Chapters focus on the design 
       of ecological studies, data management principles, 
       scientific databases, data quality assurance, data 
       documentation, archiving ecological data and information 
       and processing data into information and knowledge. The 
       book stops short of a detailed treatment of data analysis,
       but does provide pointers to the relevant literature in 
       graphics, statistics and knowledge discovery. The central 
       thesis of the book is that high quality data management 
       systems are critical for addressing future environmental 
       challenges. This requires a new approach to how we conduct
       ecological research, that views data as a resource and 
       promotes stewardship, recycling and sharing of data. 
       Ecological Data will be particularly useful to those 
       ecologists and 
520 8  information specialists that actively design, manage and 
       analyze environmental databases. However, it will also 
       benefit a wider audience of scientists and students in the
       ecological and environmental sciences 
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590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
       may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated 
       libraries 
650  0 Ecology -- Data processing.;Ecology -- Methodology 
655  4 Electronic books 
700 1  Brunt, James W 
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