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This is a fantastic book Must for any ecology student A good improvement on Magurran s earlier one. Biological Diversity Provides An Up To Date, Authoritative Review Of The Methods Of Measuring And Assessing Biological Diversity, Together With Their Application The Book S Emphasis Is On Quantifying The Variety, Abundance, And Occurrence Of Taxa, And On Providing Objective And Clear Guidance For Both Scientists And Managers This Is A Fast Moving Field And One That Is The Focus Of Intense Research Interest However The Rapid Development Of New Methods, The Inconsistent And Sometimes Confusing Application Of Old Ones, And The Lack Of Consensus In The Literature About The Best Approach, Means That There Is A Real Need For A Current Synthesis Biological Diversity Covers Fundamental Measurement Issues Such As Sampling, Re Examines Familiar Diversity Metrics Including Species Richness, Diversity Statistics, And Estimates Of Spatial And Temporal Turnover , Discusses Species Abundance Distributions And How Best To Fit Them, Explores Species Occurrence And The Spatial Structure Of Biodiversity, And Investigates Alternative Approaches Used To Assess Trait, Phylogenetic, And Genetic Diversity The Final Section Of The Book Turns To A Selection Of Contemporary Challenges Such As Measuring Microbial Diversity, Evaluating The Impact Of Disturbance, Assessing Biodiversity In Managed Landscapes, Measuring Diversity In The Imperfect Fossil Record, And Using Species Density Estimates In Management And Conservation I have used Anne Magurran s first book for years in my research and teaching I met her a few years ago and new that this new book was underways It is an excellent addition to the first, technical and basic book, and should be read together. It s the best book for people who are interested in learning the meaning of and how to measure biodiversity I m an enthusiastic reader of Measuring Biodiversity Anne Magurran and this new book is a comprehensive upgrade The contents are accessible for beginners and seniors researchers. I loved read it.