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On this page, you will find a list of the books on using GIS in biological research written by GIS In Ecology staff. You can click on the title of each book to find out more about it (including free previews), but we also provide a brief summary of the contents of each book, and who it is best suited to, alongside the book’s title/ISBN number so that you can order the books you wish to purchase, and the price you should expect to pay for it.

All these books can be purchased from Amazon (either through Amazon.com, who ship both within the USA and internationally, or your local Amazon site, such as Amazon.co.uk) and other online retailers, or ordered from any good bookshop (they are available to booksellers through the international wholesale book distributor Ingram).

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Title ISBN  Price

GIS For Biologists: A Practical Introduction For Undergraduates

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book provides a brief, and easy to understand, introduction to using GIS in all aspects of biological research, as well as providing six exercises from a variety of biological fields which you can work through to develop your biological GIS skills.

The instructions for the practical exercises in this book are provided for both ArcGIS (the leading commercial GIS software package) and QGIS (the leading free, open-source GIS software package).

This book is best suited to those who are relatively new to GIS and who wish to develop a good basic foundation. It is also the book that we recommend to those who wish to teach GIS to biologists and who are looking for a basic biological GIS textbook.

978-0-909832-17-6

RRP: £24.99; US$39.99

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Title ISBN        Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology (2nd Edition)

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a combination of an introduction to using GIS in marine biology and a how to guide with instructions on how to do over one hundred common biological tasks in GIS.

This book is best suited to those who wish specifically to learn how GIS is used in marine biology, and who wish to have a reference guide to remind them how to do specific tasks.

978-0-9568974-6-6

RRP: £44.99; US$59.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook One – Creating Maps Of Species Distribution 

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a workbook which is designed to accompany An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone volume. It provides five exercises based around the basics of producing maps of species distribution from biological field data.

This book is best suited to those who wish to gain experience in basic GIS skills and creating maps of species distribution. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-0-9568974-3-5

RRP: £19.99; US$29.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Two – Working With Raster Data Layers 

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a workbook which is designed to accompany An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone volume. It provides five exercises based around the use of raster data layers in biological research..

This book is best suited to those who wish to extend their basic GIS skills and learn how to work with raster data layers. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-0-9568974-2-8

RRP: £19.99; US$29.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Three – Integrating GIS And Species Distribution Modelling

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a workbook which is designed to accompany An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone volume. It provides five exercises based around integrating GIS and species distribution modelling.

This book is best suited to those who wish to gain specific experience in the field of species distribution modelling. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-1-909832-02-2

RRP: £19.99; US$29.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Four – Investigating Home Ranges Of Individual Animals

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a workbook which is designed to accompany An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone volume. It provides five exercises based around investigating the home ranges of individual animals.

This book is best suited to those who wish to gain specific experience in the field of home range analysis, including the creation of minimum convex polygons and kernel density analysis. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-0-9568974-5-9

RRP: £19.99; US$29.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Five – Creating Maps For Reports And Publications

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a workbook which is designed to accompany An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone volume. It provides five exercises based around the creation of more advanced maps for reports and publications.

This book is best suited to those who wish to learn how to make more advanced maps of the type likely to be used in reports and publications. This book will be particularly useful for those who work in, or plan to work in, environmental consultancy. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-1-909832-03-9

RRP: £16.99; US$24.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Six – An Introduction To Creating Custom GIS Tools

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book is a workbook which is designed to accompany An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone volume. It provides five exercises based around the creation of custom GIS tools for automating specific tasks.

This is one of the most advanced workbooks currently available, and it is aimed at those who wish to take their GIS skills to the next level. If you are providing GIS services to other people, then this book will help you learn how to work more efficiently through the creation of custom GIS tools. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-1-909832-04-6

RRP: £19.99; US$29.99

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Title ISBN  Price

An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Seven – An Introduction To Using QGIS (Quantum GIS)

By Colin D. MacLeod

This book provides an introduction to the use of a free, open-source GIS software packages called QGIS, and its five exercises provide the perfect starting point for using this software package as an alternative to costly commercial packages.

This book is best suited to those who wish to either learn GIS using a free software package, or to transfer their GIS skills from existing commercial software packages to a free, open-source alternative. While it is primarily aimed at marine biologists, it may also be of use to those working in other biological fields.

978-1-909832-14-5

RRP: £19.99; US$29.99

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Purchasing Books Directly From GIS In Ecology:

Due to our production and printing processes, our preferred option is for our books to be purchased directly from online retailers or local bookshops. If, for some reason, you are not able to purchase our books from such retailers, please email us at info@GISinEcology.com and we provide information on how you can purchase books directly from us at a 10% discount on the RRP. Shipping costs for orders placed directly from GIS In Ecology can be found here.

Similarly, if you wish to discuss bulk orders (two or more of the same book), please email info@GISinEcology.com for a quote.

Shipping Costs When Books Are Ordered Direct From GIS In Ecology:

To UK addresses (2nd class): Shipping cost for An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology – £2.80; Shipping cost for each Supplementary Workbook ordered – £2.80.

To Europe, Iceland, Greenland and Russia (airmail): Shipping cost for An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology – £8.05; Shipping cost for each Supplementary Workbook ordered – £5.15.

To North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia (airmail): Shipping cost for An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology – £12.85; Shipping cost for each Supplementary Workbook ordered – £7.45.

To Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (airmail): Shipping cost for An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology – £13.60; Shipping cost for each Supplementary Workbook ordered – £7.90.

Estimated Shipping Times:

UK: 3 to 13 days. International: 5 to 21 days.

These estimated shipping times are from the date of dispatch and not necessarily the date of purchase.  Please wait at least this length of time before reporting a delivery as over-due.  If you have any questions about your order, please contact us on info@GISinEcology.com