Introduction to Distance Sampling: Estimating Abundance of Biological Populations

Introduction to Distance Sampling: Estimating Abundance of Biological Populations

by S. T. Buckland, D. R. Anderson, K. P. Burnham, J. L. Laake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198509278

ISBN-13: 9780198509271

Pub. Date: 11/08/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Offers a comprehensive introduction to distance sampling, a statistical method used by many biologists and conservationists to estimate animal abundance. The text discusses point transect sampling and line transect sampling and also describes several other related techniques. There are updates on study design and field methods, laser range finders, theodolites and

Overview

Offers a comprehensive introduction to distance sampling, a statistical method used by many biologists and conservationists to estimate animal abundance. The text discusses point transect sampling and line transect sampling and also describes several other related techniques. There are updates on study design and field methods, laser range finders, theodolites and the GPS and advice is given on a wide range of survey methods. Analysis methods have also been generalized, through the use of various types of multiplier and exercises for students in wildlife and conservation management are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198509271
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/08/2001
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introductory concepts
2. Assumptions and modelling philosophy
3. Statistical theory
4. Line transects
5. Point transects
6. Related methods
7. Study design and field methods
8. Illustrative examples

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