taylors power law

Taylor S Power Law
Author: R.A.J. Taylor
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-06-20
Pages: 657
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Taylor's Power Law: Order and Pattern in Nature is a broad synthesis of this ubiquitous property of natural and man-made phenomena. This stimulating and approachable work surveys the biological and non-biological empirical data, describes the statistical uses of Taylor’s power law (TPL) and its relationship to statistical distributions, exposes the mathematical connections to other power laws, covers the competing explanatory models; and develops an argument for TPL's genesis. Taylor’s power law relates the variability of a process or population to its average value. It was first described in relation to insect populations and then more broadly to other animal and plant populations. Subsequently it has been recognized in microbiology, genetics, economics, astronomy, physics, and computer science, and it is thought to be one of the few general laws in ecology where it is routinely used to describe the spatial and temporal distributions of populations. Biologists who know the law as Taylor's power law and physical scientists who know it as fluctuation scaling will be interested in the bigger picture on this fascinating subject. As the relationship between variance and mean is found in so wide a range of disciplines, it seems possible it is a deep property of number, not just a phenomenon in ecology as was thought originally. Although theories abound that purport to explain or predict TPL, none is entirely satisfactory either because it fails to be very predictive, or it does not account for all the available empirical data. To uncover such a property requires a synthesis across disciplines, an acute need that is approached by this exciting work. Provides a single reference describing the properties, scope, and limitations of Taylor’s power law Reports the empirical, analytical, and theoretical work without opinion and ends with a critique of the work in order to develop a synthesis Collects together thoughts and suggestions of the hundreds who have written and speculated about Taylor’s power law in order to review examples (and counter-examples), as well as examine the various models developed to account for it

Handbook Of Sampling Methods For Arthropods In Agriculture
Author: Larry P. Pedigo
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1993-12-17
Pages: 736
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Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture offers a comprehensive look at the principles and practicality of developing accurate sampling programs for arthropod pests and their arthropod enemies. The book examines developments in sampling populations and reviews sampling plans that produce accurate and affordable population estimates. The text stresses practicality, as well as the theoretical background of sampling. This book will be an indispensable reference for researchers, students, and practitioners in entomology and agriculture.

Statistical Ecology
Author: Linda J. Young
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Pages: 566
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Covering a wide range of disciplines, this book explains the formulae, techniques, and methods used in field ecology. By providing an awareness of the statistical foundation for existing methods, the book will make biologists more aware of the strengths and possible weaknesses of procedures employed, and statisticians more appreciative of the needs of the field ecologist. Unique to this book is a focus on ecological data for single-species populations, from sampling through modeling. Examples come from real situations in pest management, forestry, wildlife biology, plant protection, and environmental studies, as well as from classical ecology. All those using this book will acquire a strong foundation in the statistical methods of modern ecological research. This textbook is for late undergraduate and graduate students, and for professionals.

Artificial Intelligence And Computational Intelligence
Author: Hepu Deng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Pages: 737
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence, AICI 2009, held in Shanghai, China, on November 7-8, 2009. The 79 revised full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 1203 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on support vector machine, rough set theory, particle swarm optimization, neural computation, intelligent agents and systems, information security, immune computation, genetic algorithms, fuzzy computation, biological computing, applications of computational intelligence, ant colony algorithm, robotics, pattern recognition, neural networks, natural language processing, machine vision, machine learning, logic reasoning and theorem-proving, knowledge representation and acquisition, intelligent signal processing, intelligent scheduling, intelligent information retrieval, intelligent information fusion, intelligent image processing, heuristic searching methods, fuzzy logic and soft computing, distributed AI and agents, data mining and knowledge discovering, applications of artificial intelligence, and others.

Sampling Design And Statistical Methods For Environmental Biologists
Author: Roger H. Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1979-05-01
Pages: 272
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Provides--in an organized and compact source--a comprehensive guide to the principles of sampling design and statistical analysis methods. Reviews the principles of inference, sampling and statistical design, and hypothesis formulation, all with special reference to ecological data. Includes an impact study illustrating the principles presented. Contains a key to five broad categories of environmental studies--as well as examples and examines specific topics that apply to any environmental study. Provides a comprehensive bibliography which is cross-referenced to the text and keyed to a specific topic code (types of methods and environments studied).

Mosquito Ecology
Author: M. W. Service
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 988
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Numerous methods have been devised to catch mosquitoes and many approaches employed to study their ecology and behaviour but until the first edition of this book in 1976 there was no comprehensive guide to mosquito ecology. New work on the topic has meant that this completely revised and updated second edition was required.

IITA Research 5
Author: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Publisher: IITA
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Heterogeneous  Proportionality Constants      A Challenge To Taylor S Power Law For Temporal Fluctuations In Abundance
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Release Date: 2016
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Abstract: Taylor's Power Law for the temporal fluctuation in population size (TL) posits that the variance in abundance scales according to aM b ; where M is the mean abundance and a and b are the 'proportionality' and 'scaling' coefficients. As one of the few empirical rules in population ecology, TL has attracted substantial theoretical and empirical attention. Much of this attention focused on the scaling coefficient; particularly its ubiquitous deviation from the null value of 2. Here we present a line of reasoning that challenges the power-law interpretation of the empirical log-linear relationship between the mean and variance of population size. At the core of our reasoning is the proposition that populations vary not only with respect to M but also with respect to a ; which leaves the log-linear relationship intact but forfeits its power-law interpretation. Using the stochastic logistic-growth model as an example, we show that ignoring among-population variation in a is akin to ignoring the variation in the intrinsic rate of growth ( r ). Accordingly, we show that the slope of the log-linear relationship ( b ) is a function of the among-population (co)variation in r and the carrying-capacity. We further demonstrate that local environmental stochasticity is sufficient to generate the full range of observed values of b, and that b can in fact be insensitive to substantial differences in the balance between variance-generating and stabilizing processes. Highlights: We consider fluctuations in populations that follow stochastic logistic growth. We suggest why such populations should vary in their per-capita-variability (PCV). Variation in PCV implies abundance changes do not scale according to a power law. Correlation between PCV and mean abundance can explain empirical scaling exponents.

Fundamental Problematic Issues In Turbulence
Author: Albert Gyr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1999-08-01
Pages: 480
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A collection of contributions on a variety of mathematical, physical and engineering subjects related to turbulence. Topics include mathematical issues, control and related problems, observational aspects, two- and quasi-two-dimensional flows, basic aspects of turbulence modeling, statistical issues and passive scalars.

The Law Journal Reports
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Release Date: 1875
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   The    Whole Works Of The Right Rev  Jeremy Taylor  Clerus Domini   Discourse Of Friendship   Rules And Advices To The Clergy   C    Life   And Indexes
Author: Jeremy Taylor
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Release Date: 1854
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The Effect Of Cultural Practices On The Population Dynamics Of Black Scale  Saissetia Oleae  Olivier  And Its Natural Enemies In California Olive Orchards
Author: Kent Marshall Daane
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Release Date: 1988
Pages: 416
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Hypersonic Inviscid Flow
Author: Wallace Dean Hayes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Pages: 602
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Unified, self-contained view of nonequilibrium effects, body geometries, and similitudes available in hypersonic flow and thin shock layer; appropriate for graduate-level courses in hypersonic flow theory. 1966 edition.

The Law Reports
Author: George Wirgman Hemming
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Release Date: 1874
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The Law Reports
Author: Great Britain. Court of Chancery
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Release Date: 1874
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Foucault S Politics Of Philosophy
Author: Sandro Chignola
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2018-07-04
Pages: 144
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Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro Chignola argues here, is the key to understanding four features of Foucault’s work over this period. First, it foregrounds its immediate political character. Second, it demonstrates that Foucault’s "Greek trip" also aims at a politics of the subject that is able to face the processes of the governmentalization of power. Third, it makes clear that the idea of the "government of the self" is – drawing on an ethics of intellectual responsibility that is Weberian in origin – an answer to the processes that, within neoliberal governance, produce the subject as an individual (as a consumer, a market agent, an entrepreneur, and so on). Fourth, the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’ implies that Foucault’s research was never simply scholarly or neutral; but rather was characterized by a specific political position. Against recent interpretations that risk turning Foucault into a scholar, here then Foucault is re-presented as a key figure for jurisprudential and political-philosophical research.

The Whole Works Of     Jeremy Taylor  With A Life Of The Author And A Critical Examination Of His Writings By R  Heber
Author: Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.)
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Release Date: 1828
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The Whole Works Of The Right Rev  Jeremy Taylor      Ductor Dubitantium  Part 1  Books I And II
Author: Jeremy Taylor
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Release Date: 1855
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The Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Release Date: 1852
Pages: 546
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Philosophical Transactions
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Release Date: 2002
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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.