Spatial Capture Recapture Book

Spatial Capture Recapture


  • Author : J. Andrew Royle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124071520

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Spatial Capture Recapture Excerpt :

Spatial Capture-Recapture provides a comprehensive how-to manual with detailed examples of spatial capture-recapture models based on current technology and knowledge. Spatial Capture-Recapture provides you with an extensive step-by-step analysis of many data sets using different software implementations. The authors' approach is practical – it embraces Bayesian and classical inference strategies to give the reader different options to get the job done. In addition, Spatial Capture-Recapture provides data sets, sample code and computing scripts in an R package. Comprehensive reference on revolutionary new methods in ecology makes this the first and only book on the topic Every methodological element has a detailed worked example with a code template, allowing you to learn by example Includes an R package that contains all computer code and data sets on companion website

Spatial Capture recapture Book

Spatial Capture recapture


  • Author : J. Andrew Royle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN 10 : 0124059392

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Spatial Capture recapture Excerpt :

"Space plays a vital role in virtually all ecological processes (Tilman and Kareiva, 1997; Hanski, 1999; Clobert et al., 2001). The spatial arrangement of habitat can influence movement patterns during dispersal, habitat selection, and survival. The distance between an organism and its competitors and prey can influence activity patterns and foraging behavior. Further, understanding distribution and spatial variation in abundance is necessary in the conservation and management of populations"--

Handbook of Capture Recapture Analysis Book

Handbook of Capture Recapture Analysis


  • Author : Steven C. Amstrup
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400837717

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Handbook of Capture Recapture Analysis Excerpt :

Every day, biologists in parkas, raincoats, and rubber boots go into the field to capture and mark a variety of animal species. Back in the office, statisticians create analytical models for the field biologists' data. But many times, representatives of the two professions do not fully understand one another's roles. This book bridges this gap by helping biologists understand state-of-the-art statistical methods for analyzing capture-recapture data. In so doing, statisticians will also become more familiar with the design of field studies and with the real-life issues facing biologists. Reliable outcomes of capture-recapture studies are vital to answering key ecological questions. Is the population increasing or decreasing? Do more or fewer animals have a particular characteristic? In answering these questions, biologists cannot hope to capture and mark entire populations. And frequently, the populations change unpredictably during a study. Thus, increasingly sophisticated models have been employed to convert data into answers to ecological questions. This book, by experts in capture-recapture analysis, introduces the most up-to-date methods for data analysis while explaining the theory behind those methods. Thorough, concise, and portable, it will be immensely useful to biologists, biometricians, and statisticians, students in both fields, and anyone else engaged in the capture-recapture process.

Analysis of Capture Recapture Data Book

Analysis of Capture Recapture Data


  • Author : Rachel S. McCrea
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439836606

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Analysis of Capture Recapture Data Excerpt :

An important first step in studying the demography of wild animals is to identify the animals uniquely through applying markings, such as rings, tags, and bands. Once the animals are encountered again, researchers can study different forms of capture-recapture data to estimate features, such as the mortality and size of the populations. Capture-rec

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology Book

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology


  • Author : J. Andrew Royle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080559254

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Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology Excerpt :

A guide to data collection, modeling and inference strategies for biological survey data using Bayesian and classical statistical methods. This book describes a general and flexible framework for modeling and inference in ecological systems based on hierarchical models, with a strict focus on the use of probability models and parametric inference. Hierarchical models represent a paradigm shift in the application of statistics to ecological inference problems because they combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are developed and applied to problems in population, metapopulation, community, and metacommunity systems. The book provides the first synthetic treatment of many recent methodological advances in ecological modeling and unifies disparate methods and procedures. The authors apply principles of hierarchical modeling to ecological problems, including * occurrence or occupancy models for estimating species distribution * abundance models based on many sampling protocols, including distance sampling * capture-recapture models with individual effects * spatial capture-recapture models based on camera trapping and related methods * population and metapopulation dynamic models * models of biodiversity, community structure and dynamics * Wide variety of examples involving many taxa (birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, plants) * Development of classical, likelihood-based procedures for inference, as well as Bayesian methods of analysis * Detailed explanations describing the implementation of hierarchical models using freely available software such as R and WinBUGS * Computing support in technical appendices in an online companion web site

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology Book

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology


  • Author : Allan F. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 4431994955

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Camera Traps in Animal Ecology Excerpt :

Remote photography and infrared sensors are widely used in the sampling of wildlife populations worldwide, especially for cryptic or elusive species. Guiding the practitioner through the entire process of using camera traps, this book is the first to compile state-of-the-art sampling techniques for the purpose of conducting high-quality science or effective management. Chapters on the evaluation of equipment, field sampling designs, and data analysis methods provide a coherent framework for making inferences about the abundance, species richness, and occupancy of sampled animals. The volume introduces new models that will revolutionize use of camera data to estimate population density, such as the newly developed spatial capture–recapture models. It also includes richly detailed case studies of camera trap work on some of the world’s most charismatic, elusive, and endangered wildlife species. Indispensible to wildlife conservationists, ecologists, biologists, and conservation agencies around the world, the text provides a thorough review of the subject as well as a forecast for the use of remote photography in natural resource conservation over the next few decades.

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics Book

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics


  • Author : Alan E. Gelfand
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 679
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351648547

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Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics Excerpt :

This handbook focuses on the enormous literature applying statistical methodology and modelling to environmental and ecological processes. The 21st century statistics community has become increasingly interdisciplinary, bringing a large collection of modern tools to all areas of application in environmental processes. In addition, the environmental community has substantially increased its scope of data collection including observational data, satellite-derived data, and computer model output. The resultant impact in this latter community has been substantial; no longer are simple regression and analysis of variance methods adequate. The contribution of this handbook is to assemble a state-of-the-art view of this interface. Features: An internationally regarded editorial team. A distinguished collection of contributors. A thoroughly contemporary treatment of a substantial interdisciplinary interface. Written to engage both statisticians as well as quantitative environmental researchers. 34 chapters covering methodology, ecological processes, environmental exposure, and statistical methods in climate science.

Methods For Monitoring Tiger And Prey Populations Book

Methods For Monitoring Tiger And Prey Populations


  • Author : K. Ullas Karanth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811054365

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Methods For Monitoring Tiger And Prey Populations Excerpt :

This book addresses issues of monitoring populations of tigers, ungulate prey species and habitat occupancy, with relevance to similar assessments of large mammal species and general biodiversity. It covers issues of rigorous sampling, modeling, estimation and adaptive management of animal populations using cutting-edge tools, such as camera-traps, genetic identification and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), applied under the modern statistical approach of Bayesian and likelihood-based inference. Of special focus here are animal survey data derived for use under spatial capture-recapture, occupancy, distance sampling, mixture-modeling and connectivity analysees. Because tigers are an icons of global conservation, in last five decades,enormous amounts of commitment and resources have been invested by tiger range countries and the conservation community for saving wild tigers. However, status of the big cat remains precarious. Rigorous monitoring of surviving wild tiger populations continues to be essential for both understanding and recovering wild tigers. However, many tiger monitoring programs lack the necessary rigor to generate the reliable results. While the deployment of technologies, analyses, computing power and human-resource investments in tiger monitoring have greatly progressed in the last couple of decades, a full comprehension of their correct deployment has not kept pace in practice. In this volume, Dr. Ullas Karanth and Dr. James Nichols, world leaders in tiger biology and quantitative ecology, respectively, address this key challenge. The have collaborated with an extraordinary array of 30 scientists with expertise in a range of necessary disciplines - biology and ecology of tigers, prey and habitats; advanced statistical theory and practice; computation and programming; practical field-sampling methods that employ technologies as varied as camera traps, genetic analyses and geographic information systems. The book is a 'tour de force' of cutting

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life Book

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life


  • Author : Mevin B. Hooten
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429516801

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Bringing Bayesian Models to Life Excerpt :

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life empowers the reader to extend, enhance, and implement statistical models for ecological and environmental data analysis. We open the black box and show the reader how to connect modern statistical models to computer algorithms. These algorithms allow the user to fit models that answer their scientific questions without needing to rely on automated Bayesian software. We show how to handcraft statistical models that are useful in ecological and environmental science including: linear and generalized linear models, spatial and time series models, occupancy and capture-recapture models, animal movement models, spatio-temporal models, and integrated population-models. Features: R code implementing algorithms to fit Bayesian models using real and simulated data examples. A comprehensive review of statistical models commonly used in ecological and environmental science. Overview of Bayesian computational methods such as importance sampling, MCMC, and HMC. Derivations of the necessary components to construct statistical algorithms from scratch. Bringing Bayesian Models to Life contains a comprehensive treatment of models and associated algorithms for fitting the models to data. We provide detailed and annotated R code in each chapter and apply it to fit each model we present to either real or simulated data for instructional purposes. Our code shows how to create every result and figure in the book so that readers can use and modify it for their own analyses. We provide all code and data in an organized set of directories available at the authors' websites.

Population Ecology in Practice Book

Population Ecology in Practice


  • Author : Dennis L. Murray
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-02-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470674147

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Population Ecology in Practice Excerpt :

A synthesis of contemporary analytical and modeling approaches in population ecology The book provides an overview of the key analytical approaches that are currently used in demographic, genetic, and spatial analyses in population ecology. The chapters present current problems, introduce advances in analytical methods and models, and demonstrate the applications of quantitative methods to ecological data. The book covers new tools for designing robust field studies; estimation of abundance and demographic rates; matrix population models and analyses of population dynamics; and current approaches for genetic and spatial analysis. Each chapter is illustrated by empirical examples based on real datasets, with a companion website that offers online exercises and examples of computer code in the R statistical software platform. Fills a niche for a book that emphasizes applied aspects of population analysis Covers many of the current methods being used to analyse population dynamics and structure Illustrates the application of specific analytical methods through worked examples based on real datasets Offers readers the opportunity to work through examples or adapt the routines to their own datasets using computer code in the R statistical platform Population Ecology in Practice is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in population ecology or ecological statistics, as well as established researchers needing a desktop reference for contemporary methods used to develop robust population assessments.

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling Book

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling


  • Author : Darryl I. MacKenzie
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-11-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124072459

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Occupancy Estimation and Modeling Excerpt :

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling: Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence, Second Edition, provides a synthesis of model-based approaches for analyzing presence-absence data, allowing for imperfect detection. Beginning from the relatively simple case of estimating the proportion of area or sampling units occupied at the time of surveying, the authors describe a wide variety of extensions that have been developed since the early 2000s. This provides an improved insight about species and community ecology, including, detection heterogeneity; correlated detections; spatial autocorrelation; multiple states or classes of occupancy; changes in occupancy over time; species co-occurrence; community-level modeling, and more. Occupancy Estimation and Modeling: Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence, Second Edition has been greatly expanded and detail is provided regarding the estimation methods and examples of their application are given. Important study design recommendations are also covered to give a well rounded view of modeling. Provides authoritative insights into the latest in occupancy modeling Examines the latest methods in analyzing detection/no detection data surveys Addresses critical issues of imperfect detectability and its effects on species occurrence estimation Discusses important study design considerations such as defining sample units, sample size determination and optimal effort allocation

Distance Sampling  Methods and Applications Book

Distance Sampling Methods and Applications


  • Author : S. T. Buckland
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319192192

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Distance Sampling Methods and Applications Excerpt :

In this book, the authors cover the basic methods and advances within distance sampling that are most valuable to practitioners and in ecology more broadly. This is the fourth book dedicated to distance sampling. In the decade since the last book published, there have been a number of new developments. The intervening years have also shown which advances are of most use. This self-contained book covers topics from the previous publications, while also including recent developments in method, software and application. Distance sampling refers to a suite of methods, including line and point transect sampling, in which animal density or abundance is estimated from a sample of distances to detected individuals. The book illustrates these methods through case studies; data sets and computer code are supplied to readers through the book’s accompanying website. Some of the case studies use the software Distance, while others use R code. The book is in three parts. The first part addresses basic methods, the design of surveys, distance sampling experiments, field methods and data issues. The second part develops a range of modelling approaches for distance sampling data. The third part describes variations in the basic method; discusses special issues that arise when sampling different taxa (songbirds, seabirds, cetaceans, primates, ungulates, butterflies, and plants); considers advances to deal with failures of the key assumptions; and provides a check-list for those conducting surveys.

Capture Recapture  Parameter Estimation for Open Animal Populations Book

Capture Recapture Parameter Estimation for Open Animal Populations


  • Author : George A. F. Seber
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 663
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030181871

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Capture Recapture Parameter Estimation for Open Animal Populations Excerpt :

This comprehensive book, rich with applications, offers a quantitative framework for the analysis of the various capture-recapture models for open animal populations, while also addressing associated computational methods. The state of our wildlife populations provides a litmus test for the state of our environment, especially in light of global warming and the increasing pollution of our land, seas, and air. In addition to monitoring our food resources such as fisheries, we need to protect endangered species from the effects of human activities (e.g. rhinos, whales, or encroachments on the habitat of orangutans). Pests must be be controlled, whether insects or viruses, and we need to cope with growing feral populations such as opossums, rabbits, and pigs. Accordingly, we need to obtain information about a given population’s dynamics, concerning e.g. mortality, birth, growth, breeding, sex, and migration, and determine whether the respective population is increasing , static, or declining. There are many methods for obtaining population information, but the most useful (and most work-intensive) is generically known as “capture-recapture,” where we mark or tag a representative sample of individuals from the population and follow that sample over time using recaptures, resightings, or dead recoveries. Marks can be natural, such as stripes, fin profiles, and even DNA; or artificial, such as spots on insects. Attached tags can, for example, be simple bands or streamers, or more sophisticated variants such as radio and sonic transmitters. To estimate population parameters, sophisticated and complex mathematical models have been devised on the basis of recapture information and computer packages. This book addresses the analysis of such models. It is primarily intended for ecologists and wildlife managers who wish to apply the methods to the types of problems discussed above, though it will also benefit researchers and graduate students in ecology. Familiarity with

Estimating Animal Abundance Book

Estimating Animal Abundance


  • Author : D.L. Borchers
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447137085

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Estimating Animal Abundance Excerpt :

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.

Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations Book

Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations


  • Author : David L. Thomson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1132
  • ISBN 10 : 038756974X

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Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations Excerpt :

Here, biologists and statisticians come together in an interdisciplinary synthesis with the aim of developing new methods to overcome the most significant challenges and constraints faced by quantitative biologists seeking to model demographic rates.