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Cover for Plotting biological data in various ways.

This chapter introduces plotting line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, box and whisker plots. It will troubleshoot the main areas where you are likely to encounter problems. It will show how to create log plots, add legends, error bars, notches and confidence limits, and introduce confidence limits...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).

This chapter deals with analysis of covariance or ANCOVA, a combination of ANOVA and regression. It tests the effects of a mix of continuous and categorical variables on a continuous response variable. Two examples are presented. Example 1 is based on a study investigating the effects of two types...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to freshwater nematodes in ecology: current knowledge and research.

This chapter provides information on nematode morphology and reproduction; role of nematodes in freshwater ecosystems; and distribution and dispersal of free-living nematodes and their role in food webs.

Author(s)
Majdi, N.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sampling and processing of freshwater nematodes with emphasis on molecular methods.

This chapter provides an introduction to current methods of nematode sampling and processing, with the latter including molecular methods as well. It highlights that nematode sampling and processing for different habitats will require different sampling methods; nematode identification can be...

Author(s)
Schenk, J.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding ecology of free-living nematodes.

This chapter provides overview of the feeding habits and food sources of aquatic nematodes. The environmental constraints on feeding, food recognition, and feeding selectivity are also addressed, together with the complex, indirect trophic interactions between nematodes and their microbial prey. To ...

Author(s)
Majdi, N.; Moens, T.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production of freshwater nematodes.

This chapter focuses on the methods used to determine freshwater nematode production. It begins by briefly describing the methods used in sampling and measuring nematodes, followed by a summary of the common allometric models developed to estimate secondary production. It then presents a case study ...

Author(s)
Majdi, N.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater nematodes in metacommunity studies.

This chapter discusses the application of the metacommunity concept to data on freshwater nematodes. First, the theoretical concepts, terminology, and methods used in metacommunity analyses are introduced. Second, metacommunity studies of freshwater nematodes are summarized and the results are...

Author(s)
Gansfort, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater nematodes as bioindicators in field studies - the NemaSPEAR[%]-index.

This chapter, after a general introduction to quality assessments of freshwater habitats, reviews the use of freshwater nematodes as in situ bioindicators, including in monitoring the ecological quality of freshwater habitats. By drawing on studies of nematode communities in unpolluted and polluted ...

Author(s)
Höss, S.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case studies with nematodes from the individual to ecosystem level.

Organisms smaller than 2 mm in size are ideal candidates for laboratory and field experiments with a theoretical focus. This chapter illustrates this point by drawing on recently published works in which studies of nematodes have informed theories within population and community ecology. Case...

Author(s)
Fueser, H.; Gansfort, B.; Majdi, N.; Schenk, J.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology of freshwater nematodes.

This book, with its 12 chapters, not only encourages all ecologists to consider free-living nematodes as a model organism in their investigations, but also shows how important it is to study the fundamentals of ecology, for example, the distribution and diversity of a group of organisms as well as...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
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