Glossary

Techniques used to survey, measure, quantify, assess and monitor biodiversity and ecosystems in the field; techniques used depend on the subject and purpose of the study. Techniques may include random quadrats, transects, capture - recapture, nest survey, netting, trapping, flight interception, beating trays, dry extraction from leaf litter samples, 3-minute habitat-proportional sampling of aquatic habitats, aerial surveys and soil, air and water sampling.

Techniques used to survey, measure, quantify, assess and monitor biotic and abiotic components of the environment and their interactions; techniques used depend on the subject and purpose of the study and may include: random quadrats, transects, grid arrays, netting, trapping, aerial surveys and rock, soil, air and water sampling.

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In mathematics: calculate the value of a function at a particular value of its independent variables.

In science, evidence is data that is considered reliable and valid and which can be used to support a particular idea, conclusion or decision. Evidence gives weight or value to data by considering its credibility, acceptance, bias, status, appropriateness and reasonableness.

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