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Lectures 1 & 2 Statistics & Ecology

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Department
BioCore
Course
BCOR 102
Professor
Nicholas J.Gotelli
Semester
Summer

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8/26/13  Mathematical models o Simplify nature o Makes predictions o Use for forecasting  Y=f(x) : assumptions  Statistics o Analysis & inference from data  4 Course Components o Ecology  Population ecology  Community ecology  Ex. Number of species of ants in Brazil vs. the US o Evolution  Microevolution  Macroevolution 8/27/13  What is science? o The asking/answering of a verifiable question  Bacon- inductive method o Induction- specific general  These ravens are black therefore all ravens are black o Deduction  general to specific  Those birds are ravens, ravens are black therefore all ravens are black o Problem: if initial hypothesis is flawed, you’re just further pursuing the wrong path  Kuhn- the structure of scientific re
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