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Some great GIS - Marine Biology books

Grant RW Humphries, February 18, 2014
 

Hi everyone, I found the following in ECOLOG and thought it might be of interest to those who haven't seen it yet.

From Colin MacLeod:

Dear All,

The following books which I have authored about using GIS in marine biological research are now available (they were released between September 2013 and February 2014), and which I hope will be of interest to the seabird research community:

  1. An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology (2nd Edition) - RRP £44.99: This book provides an introdution to using GIS in marine biological research, as well as a 'How To ...' guide for over 100 tasks which marine biologists are likely to need to be able to do on a regular basis, and it has now been updated for users of ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 software from ESRI. ISBN: 978-0-9568974-6-6.

  2. An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology Supplementary Workbook One - Making Maps Of Species Distribution (2nd Edition) - RRP £19.99: This book provides five practical exercises based around mapping the distribution of species and it has now been updated for users of ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 software from ESRI. ISBN: 978-0-9568974-3-5.

  3. An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology Supplementary Workbook Two - Working With Raster Data Layers - RRP 19.99: This book provides five practical exercises based using raster data layers in marine biological research using ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 software from ESRI. ISBN: 978-0-9568974-2-8.

  4. An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology Supplementary Workbook Three - Integrating GIS And Species Distribution Modelling - RRP 19.99: This book provides five practical exercises which take the reader through all the steps required to conduct a successful species distribution modelling (SDM) project starting with processing the raw survey data through to linking it with environmental variables, exporting the information for analysis in a statistical package, creating a spatial visualisation of the predicted distribution from an SDM and validating its predictive ability. These exercises use ArcGIS 10.1/10.2 software from ESRI, and R statistical software. ISBN: 978-1-909832-02-2. NOTE: If you do one of the GIS In Ecology 'Introduction To Species Distribution Modelling In The Marine Environment' courses, you will receive a free copy of this book.

  5. An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology Supplementary Workbook Four - Analysing Home Ranges Of Individual Animals - RRP 19.99: This book provides five practical exercises based using examining the home ranges of individual animals, including creating minimum convex polygons (MCPs), and kernel density estimates (KDEs) in environments with and without barriers to movement using ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 software from ESRI. ISBN: 978-0-9568974-5-9.

  6. An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology Supplementary Workbook Five - Creating Maps For Reports And Publications - RRP 19.99: This book provides five practical exercises whicvh show how to make high quality maps for inclusion in reports, presentationns and publications using ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 software from ESRI. This includes creating maps with inserts, creating multipart maps, creating map templates for a specific project to allow you to quickly generate customised and consistent maps for a specific project, and creating style files to allow you to apply consistent legends across multiple data layers. ISBN: 978-1-909832-03-9.

These books can be purchased from Amazon or directly from GIS In Ecology.

All the best,

Colin