Books Published

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Krebs, C.J. 2013. Population Fluctuations in Rodents. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 306 pp.

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Krebs, C.J. 2009. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance. 6th ed. Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco. 655 pp.

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Krebs, C.J. 2008. The Ecological World View. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. (in North America, University of California Press, ISBN 978 0 52025 479 4). 574 pp.

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Krebs, C.J. 1999. Ecological Methodology, 2nd ed. Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc.

Errors in first printing (PDF file).
Errors in second printing (PDF file).
Answers to Questions and Problems in the book (ZIP file containing PDF files for each chapter.)


Krebs, C.J. 2014. Ecological Methodology, 3rd ed. (in prep)
Chapters revised to date (14 March 2014) are available to download for evaluation and review (PDF files):
   Preface
   Chapter 1 Ecological Data for Field Studies
   Part I - Estimating Abundance in Animal and Plant Populations
     Chapter 2 Estimating Abundance and Density: Mark-Recapture Techniques
     Chapter 3 Estimating Abundance and Density: Additional Methods
     Chapter 4 Estimating Abundance: Quadrat Counts
     Chapter 5 Estimating Abundance: Line Transects and Distance Methods
   Part II - Spatial Pattern in Animal and Plant Populations
     Chapter 6 Spatial Pattern and Indices of Dispersion
   Part III - Sampling and Experimental Design
     Chapter 7 Sample Size Determination and Statistical Power
     Chapter 8 Sampling Designs - Random Sampling, Adaptive and Systematic Sampling
     Chapter 9 Sequential Sampling
     Chapter 10 Experimental Designs
     Chapter 11 Quasi-experimental Designs
   Part IV - Estimating Community Parameters
     Chapter 12 Similarity Coefficients and Cluster Analysis
     Chapter 13 Species Diversity Measures
     Chapter 14 Niche Measures and Resource Preferences
   Part V - Ecological Miscellanea
     Chapter 15 Estimation of Survival Rates
     Chapter 16 The Garbage Can

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A software package to accompany Ecological Methodology is available from Exeter Software. Version 7 (currently 7.2) runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and Windows 7 platforms.

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Krebs, C.J., S. Boutin, and R. Boonstra (editors). 2001. Ecosystem Dynamics of the Boreal Forest: The Kluane Project. Oxford University Press, New York. 511 pp.

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Ruggiero, L.F, Aubry, K.B., Buskirk, S.W., Koehler, G.M., Krebs, C.J., McKelvey, K.S., and Squires, J. 2000. Ecology and Conservation of Lynx in the United States. University Press of Colorado & USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station. 480 pp.

This book is online at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr030.html

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Krebs, C.J. 1988. The Message of Ecology. Harper and Row, New York. 195 pp. (Available from Amazon Books)

This book has been reprinted in 2007 by IA Books.

I am in the process of beginning to revise and update this book. I am placing a PDF (17.7 MB) of the old book here in order to obtain suggestions for improvements from readers who have shown interest in having a book like this to give a broad overview of ecology. So please send your comments to me at krebs@zoology.ubc.ca. Thank you for your interest in this project.