Stock Identification Methods Book

Stock Identification Methods

  • Author : Steven X. Cadrin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123972583

Stock Identification Methods Excerpt :

Stock Identification Methods, 2e, continues to provide a comprehensive review of the various disciplines used to study the population structure of fishery resources. It represents the worldwide experience and perspectives of experts on each method, assembled through a working group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. The book is organized to foster interdisciplinary analyses and conclusions about stock structure, a crucial topic for fishery science and management. Technological advances have promoted the development of stock identification methods in many directions, resulting in a confusing variety of approaches. Based on central tenets of population biology and management needs, this valuable resource offers a unified framework for understanding stock structure by promoting an understanding of the relative merits and sensitivities of each approach. Describes 18 distinct approaches to stock identification grouped into sections on life history traits, environmental signals, genetic analyses, and applied marks Features experts' reviews of benchmark case studies, general protocols, and the strengths and weaknesses of each identification method Reviews statistical techniques for exploring stock patterns, testing for differences among putative stocks, stock discrimination, and stock composition analysis Focuses on the challenges of interpreting data and managing mixed-stock fisheries

Fish Reproductive Biology Book

Fish Reproductive Biology

  • Author : Michael J. Fogarty
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118752746

Fish Reproductive Biology Excerpt :

"This fully up-to-date, expanded and revised new edition has been written and compiled by some of the world's leading experts on fish reproduction and fisheries science. Following an introductory chapter, the book is broadly divided into three sections. The first section, Biology, Population Dynamics and Recruitment, covers recruitment in marine fish populations, reproductive dynamics, recruitment variability and the effects of fishing on fish populations. The book's second section concentrates on information critical to successful assessment and management, and includes in-depth information on egg, larval and juvenile surveys, stock identification and assessment models, predictions of catch and biomass, and the contribution of individual reproductive potential to recruitment and fisheries management. The book's final section covers the incorporation of reproductive biology and recruitment considerations into management advice and strategies, and includes chapters dealing with current paradigms and forms of advice, new approaches to management, and the implementation of information on stock reproductive potential in fisheries management. This excellent new edition provides vital information for fish biologists, fisheries scientist and managers, and should be found on the shelves of all libraries in universities and research establishments where biological sciences and fisheries management are studied and taught"--

Subspace Methods for System Identification Book

Subspace Methods for System Identification

  • Author : Tohru Katayama
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846281587

Subspace Methods for System Identification Excerpt :

An in-depth introduction to subspace methods for system identification in discrete-time linear systems thoroughly augmented with advanced and novel results, this text is structured into three parts. Part I deals with the mathematical preliminaries: numerical linear algebra; system theory; stochastic processes; and Kalman filtering. Part II explains realization theory as applied to subspace identification. Stochastic realization results based on spectral factorization and Riccati equations, and on canonical correlation analysis for stationary processes are included. Part III demonstrates the closed-loop application of subspace identification methods. Subspace Methods for System Identification is an excellent reference for researchers and a useful text for tutors and graduate students involved in control and signal processing courses. It can be used for self-study and will be of interest to applied scientists or engineers wishing to use advanced methods in modeling and identification of complex systems.

Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology Book
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Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology

  • Author : Lawrence A. Lacey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 910
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401715478

Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology Excerpt :

The 38 chapters of this Field Manual provide the tools required for planning experiments with entomopathogens and their implementation in the field. Basic tools include chapters on the theory and practice of microbial control agents, statistical design of experiments, equipment and application strategies. The major pathogen groups are covered in individual chapters (virus, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes). Subsequent chapters deal with the impact of naturally occurring and introduced exotic pathogens and inundative application of microbial control agents. The largest section of the Manual is composed of 21 chapters on the application and evaluation of entomopathogens in a wide range of agricultural, forest, domestic and aquatic habitats. Mites and slugs broaden the scope of the book. Supplementary techniques and media for follow-up laboratory studies are described. Three final chapters cover the evaluation of Bt transgenic plants, resistance to insect pathogens and strategies to manage it, and guidelines for evaluating the effects of MCAs on nontarget organisms. Readership: Researchers, graduate students, practitioners of integrated pest management, regulators, those doing environmental impact studies. The book is a stand-alone reference, but is also complementary to the laboratory-oriented Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology and similar comprehensive texts.

Proceedings of the Stock Identification Workshop Book

Proceedings of the Stock Identification Workshop

  • Author : Herman E. Kumpf
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Fish populations
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822008785917

Proceedings of the Stock Identification Workshop Excerpt :

"The identification of discrete resource units, whether they be called stocks, populations, migratory groups or management units, is critical to the effective management of our aquatic resources. Advances in techniques and equipment have been made in recent years in the area of such identifications. A workshop to review these advances was organized by the Panama City Laboratory of the Southeast Fisheries Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. It was held at the Miracle Mile Complex, Panama City Beach, Florida, Nov. 4-6, 1985. The major objective of the Stock Identification Workshop was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of stock identification problems and approaches to their solutions. The workshop was designed to give an opportunity to the participants to share information on methods of stock identification and to review their application to aquatic resources. The program format consisted of three sections--" Preface, paragraphs 1-2.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309142397

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Excerpt :

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Fish Identification Tools for Biodiversity and Fisheries Assessments Book

Fish Identification Tools for Biodiversity and Fisheries Assessments

  • Author : Johanne Fischer
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822038989125

Fish Identification Tools for Biodiversity and Fisheries Assessments Excerpt :

This review provides an appraisal of existing, state-of-the-art fish identification (ID) tools (including some in the initial stages of their development) and shows their potential for providing the right solution in different real-life situations. The ID tools reviewed are: Use of scientific experts (taxonomists) and folk local experts, taxonomic reference collections, image recognition systems, field guides based on dichotomous keys; interactive electronic keys (e.g. IPOFIS), morphometrics (e.g. IPez), scale and otolith morphology, genetic methods (Single nucleotide polymorphisms [SNPs] and Barcode [BOL]) and Hydroacoustics. The review is based on the results and recommendations of the workshop "Fish Identification Tools for Fishery Biodiversity and Fisheries Assessments," convened by FAO FishFinder and the University of Vigo and held in Vigo, Spain, from 11 to 13 October 2011. It is expected that it will help fisheries managers, environmental administrators and other end users to select the best available species identification tools for their purposes.--

Robust Methods for the Analysis of Images and Videos for Fisheries Stock Assessment Book

Robust Methods for the Analysis of Images and Videos for Fisheries Stock Assessment

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309314725

Robust Methods for the Analysis of Images and Videos for Fisheries Stock Assessment Excerpt :

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's living marine resources and their habitat. As part of this charge, NMFS conducts stock assessments of the abundance and composition of fish stocks in several bodies of water. At present, stock assessments rely heavily on human data-gathering and analysis. Automatic means of fish stock assessments are appealing because they offer the potential to improve efficiency and reduce human workload and perhaps develop higher-fidelity measurements. The use of images and video, when accompanies by appropriate statistical analyses of the inferred data, is of increasing importance for estimating the abundance of species and their age distributions. Robust Methods for the Analysis of Images and Videos for Fisheries Stock Assessment is the summary of a workshop convened by the National Research Council Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics to discuss analysis techniques for images and videos for fisheries stock assessment. Experts from diverse communities shared perspective about the most efficient path toward improved automation of visual information and discussed both near-term and long-term goals that can be achieved through research and development efforts. This report is a record of the presentations and discussions of this event.

Waterfowl Identification Book

Waterfowl Identification

  • Author : Richard LeMaster
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461752103

Waterfowl Identification Excerpt :

Instructions for identifying 40 species of ducks, geese and swans.

Nonlinear System Identification Book

Nonlinear System Identification

  • Author : Stephen A. Billings
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-07-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118535554

Nonlinear System Identification Excerpt :

Nonlinear System Identification: NARMAX Methods in the Time, Frequency, and Spatio-Temporal Domains describes a comprehensive framework for the identification and analysis of nonlinear dynamic systems in the time, frequency, and spatio-temporal domains. This book is written with an emphasis on making the algorithms accessible so that they can be applied and used in practice. Includes coverage of: The NARMAX (nonlinear autoregressive moving average with exogenous inputs) model The orthogonal least squares algorithm that allows models to be built term by term where the error reduction ratio reveals the percentage contribution of each model term Statistical and qualitative model validation methods that can be applied to any model class Generalised frequency response functions which provide significant insight into nonlinear behaviours A completely new class of filters that can move, split, spread, and focus energy The response spectrum map and the study of sub harmonic and severely nonlinear systems Algorithms that can track rapid time variation in both linear and nonlinear systems The important class of spatio-temporal systems that evolve over both space and time Many case study examples from modelling space weather, through identification of a model of the visual processing system of fruit flies, to tracking causality in EEG data are all included to demonstrate how easily the methods can be applied in practice and to show the insight that the algorithms reveal even for complex systems NARMAX algorithms provide a fundamentally different approach to nonlinear system identification and signal processing for nonlinear systems. NARMAX methods provide models that are transparent, which can easily be analysed, and which can be used to solve real problems. This book is intended for graduates, postgraduates and researchers in the sciences and engineering, and also for users from other fields who have collected data and who wish to identify models to help to understand the dyn

Identification and Inference for Econometric Models Book

Identification and Inference for Econometric Models

  • Author : Donald W. K. Andrews
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 052184441X

Identification and Inference for Econometric Models Excerpt :

This volume contains the papers presented in honor of the lifelong achievements of Thomas J. Rothenberg on the occasion of his retirement. The authors of the chapters include many of the leading econometricians of our day, and the chapters address topics of current research significance in econometric theory. The chapters cover four themes: identification and efficient estimation in econometrics, asymptotic approximations to the distributions of econometric estimators and tests, inference involving potentially nonstationary time series, such as processes that might have a unit autoregressive root, and nonparametric and semiparametric inference. Several of the chapters provide overviews and treatments of basic conceptual issues, while others advance our understanding of the properties of existing econometric procedures and/or propose new ones. Specific topics include identification in nonlinear models, inference with weak instruments, tests for nonstationary in time series and panel data, generalized empirical likelihood estimation, and the bootstrap.

The Atlantic Salmon Book

The Atlantic Salmon

  • Author : Eric Verspoor
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470995839

The Atlantic Salmon Excerpt :

Atlantic Salmon is a cultural icon throughout its North Atlantic range; it is the focus of probably the World’s highest profile recreational fishery and is the basis for one of the World’s largest aquaculture industries. Despite this, many wild stocks of salmon are in decline and underpinning this is a dearth of information on the nature and extent of population structuring and adaptive population differentiation, and its implications for species conservation. This important new book will go a long way to rectify this situation by providing a thorough review of the genetics of Atlantic salmon. Sponsored by the European Union and the Atlantic Salmon Trust, this book comprises the work of an international team of scientists, carefully integrated and edited to provide a landmark book of vital interest to all those working with Atlantic salmon.

Estimation of the Time Since Death Book

Estimation of the Time Since Death

  • Author : Burkhard Madea
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444181777

Estimation of the Time Since Death Excerpt :

Estimation of the Time Since Death remains the foremost authoritative book on scientifically calculating the estimated time of death postmortem. Building on the success of previous editions which covered the early postmortem period, this new edition also covers the later postmortem period including putrefactive changes, entomology, and postmortem r

Model Rules of Professional Conduct Book

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 1590318730

Model Rules of Professional Conduct Excerpt :

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.