Estimating Animal Abundance: Closed Populations / Edition 1

Estimating Animal Abundance: Closed Populations / Edition 1

by D.L. Borchers, Stephen T. Buckland, Walter Zucchini
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1852335602

ISBN-13: 9781852335601

Pub. Date: 08/18/2004

Publisher: Springer London

The first accessible introduction to the many various wildlife assessment methods! This book uses a new approach that makes the full range of methods accessible in a way that has not previously been possible.
Accompanied by free, user-friendly software to get some "hands-on" experience with the methods and how they perform in different contexts.

Overview

The first accessible introduction to the many various wildlife assessment methods! This book uses a new approach that makes the full range of methods accessible in a way that has not previously been possible.
Accompanied by free, user-friendly software to get some "hands-on" experience with the methods and how they perform in different contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852335601
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
08/18/2004
Series:
Statistics for Biology and Health Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2002. Corr. 2nd printing 2004
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Using likelihood for estimation.- 3 Building blocks.- 4 Plot sampling.- 5 Removal, catch-effort and change-in-ratio.- 6 Simple mark-recapture.- 7 Distance sampling.- 8 Nearest neighbour and point-to-nearest-object.- 9 Further building blocks.- 10 Spatial/temporal models with certain detection.- 11 Dealing with heterogeneity.- 12 Integrated models.- 13 Dynamic and open population models.- 14 Which method?.- A Notation and Glossary.- A.1 Notation.- A.2 Glossary.- B Statistical formulation for observation models.- B.1 Detection function.- B.2 Multiple surveys.- C The asymptotic variance of MLEs.- C.1 Estimating the variance of an MLE.- C.2 Estimating the variance of a function of an MLE.- C.3 A one-parameter example.- C.3.1 Fisher information version 1.- C.3.2 Fisher information version 2.- C.3.3 Observed information.- D State models for mark-recapture and removal methods.- D.1 Static population.- D.2 Independent dynamics.- D.3 Markov dynamics.- References.

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