Professor Jerrold H. Zar - Retired Faculty - Ecology and Evolution

Professor Jerrold H. Zar

Professor Emeritus

Educational Background

Ph.D., 1967, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

M.S., 1964, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

B.S., 1962, Northern Illinois University

Fields of Interest: Statistical analysis of biological data; ecological principles and methods

Contact: Jerrold H. Zar
Dept. of Biological Sciences 
Northern Illinois University 
DeKalb, IL 60115

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Representative Publications

Zar, Jerrold H. 2010. Biostatistical Analysis. 5th Edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 944 pp.

Brower, James E., Jerrold H. Zar, and Carl N. von Ende. 1998. Field and Laboratory Methods for General Ecology. 4th. Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Boston, MA, 273 pp. + diskette. 

Zar, Jerrold H. 1998. Spearman Rank Correlation, vol. 5, pp. 4191-4196. In Peter Armitage and Theodore Colton (eds.-in-chief), Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, England. 

Zar, Jerrold H. 1997. Master's-Degree Programs: Volume, Variety, Versatility, and Vitality, pp. 89-101. In Frank A. Einhellig (ed.), Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, Chicago, IL. 

Ghent, Arthur W. and Jerrold H. Zar. 1992. Runs of Two Kinds of Elements on a Circle: A Redevelopment, with Corrections, from the Perspective of Biological Research. American Midland Naturalist 128:377-396. 

Zar, Jerrold H. 1992. The University Graduate Studies Officer and the University Research Officer. SRA Journal 24:37-46. [Society of Research Administrators] 

Zar, Jerrold H. 1989. Microcomputer determination of distance and initial direction of great circle paths. Journal of Field Ornithology 60:520-522. 

Green, Herman G. and Jerrold H. Zar. 1989. A BASIC program to compute the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of screening tests. Educational and Psychological Measurement 49:147-150. 

Zar, Jerrold H. 1987. A fast and efficient algorithm for the Fisher exact test. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 19:413-415.