What are some of the best books for studying i) variability of univariate and multivariate variables (real, count data) across a spatial domain. ii) sampling a univariate or multivariate variable based on its distribution across spatial locations. (Spatial sampling in short)
Ok. These books seem to be general books on spatial statistics, not restricted to particular area:
Bivand et al - Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R - This book was recommended in some presentation at an ecological conference.
Banerjee et. al - Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data. This one I just found randomly I think, don't know nothing about it...
From my perspective of Population Ecology and Species Distribution Modelling, I've come accross these books:
Janet Franklin - Mapping Species Distributions: Spatial Inference and Prediction. I like this book, it seems to be quite nice for beginners.
Peterson et al - Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions. I haven't read this book but my advisor recommends it as a good piece of work on SDM.
Rhodes et al - Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time. This one I just found randomly I think, don't know nothing about it.
Tilman et al - Spatial Ecology: The Role of Space in Population Dynamics and Interspecific Interactions. This one I just found randomly I think, don't know nothing about it.