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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 Count data as response variable.

This chapter is devoted specifically to count data for three reasons: (i) they are common in ecological studies (e.g. clutch sizes, numbers of fledglings from a nest, numbers of seeds per pod...); (ii) they are simple to collect and are therefore often the data collected by students (e.g. numbers...

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 Survivorship.

This chapter describes the use of statistical models to determine the factors affecting the survival of killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nests at gravelled oil pads and on native grass cover in western Oklahoma, USA.

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Validating a captive elephant welfare index.

This article describes the use of non-invasive methods to assess welfare status and management conditions of elephants in Indian zoos and sanctuaries, and relate these to a welfare index which was further tested around the world. The captive elephant welfare index (CEWI) was used to measure urinary ...

Author(s)
Gurusamy, V.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Birds, ticks and climate change.

This chapter discusses the relationships between birds, ticks and climate change. Birds as vectors of ticks and climate change impacts on birds and bird migration are discussed in detail.

Author(s)
Kelly, T.; Healy, J.; Coughlan, N.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wild bees.

This chapter provides evidence for the pre-eminence of wild bees as agriculture's premier pollinators. Drivers of wild bee abundance and pollination performance in crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Delaplane, K. S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Key questions in biodiversity: a study and revision guide.

An understanding of biodiversity is an important requirement of a wide range of programs of study including biology, zoology, wildlife conservation and environmental science. This book is a study and revision guide for students following such programs in which biodiversity is an important...

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248630)
Type
Book
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Cover for The need for recognition of practical animal welfare as a profession.

This introductory chapter describes the contents of the other chapters in this book, including the scientific theories and principles that underpin human behaviour and systemic change to enhance companion, farm, working and wild animal welfare, and the realities in practice, based on the work...

Author(s)
Sommerville, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247237)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare: the human element.

This chapter explores the different elements of human behaviour change and illustrates why there is an increasing emphasis in the animal welfare field on learning about human and animal behaviour.

Author(s)
Rogers, S.; White, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247237)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From stakeholder education to engagement, using strategies from social science.

This chapter describes the challenges that arise when animal practitioners attempt to address the public regarding animal welfare rely on one-way education alone. Animal practitioners may benefit from a reimagining of what effective public engagement to improve animal welfare may look like.

Author(s)
Ventura, B.; Fjæran, E. H.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247237)
Type
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