Spatial Analysis

Rating: Mark RT Dale and Marie-Josée Fortin. 2014. Spatial Analysis: A Guide for Ecologists. 2e. Cambridge University Press.. ISBN 0 521 14350 9. The advent of relatively low-cost but powerful computational technologies has revolutionised many fields, not least ecology. It has allowed for ideas to be tested might might once only have been thought about. Whilst this is a great advantage, there are also problems, not least that the techniques used need to be clearly understood! The most obvious example […]

Urban Ecology: Science of Cities

Rating: Richard TT Forman. 2014. Urban Ecology: Science of Cities. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978 0 521 18824 1 Urban ecology has a reasonably long history, if almost 100 years can be considered long, tracing its roots back into the sociology of the 1920s. Here it was seen as a way of describing the distribution of people and probably owed little to our popular conception of ecology. Urban ecology has developed from those times and now looks at the way […]