Occupancy Estimation and Modeling, 1st Edition

Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence

 
Occupancy Estimation and Modeling, 1st Edition,Darryl MacKenzie,James Nichols,J. Royle,Kenneth Pollock,Larissa Bailey,James Hines,ISBN9780120887668
 
 
 

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Key Features

* Provides authoritative insights into the latest in estimation modeling
* Discusses multiple models which lay the groundwork for future study designs
* Addresses critical issues of imperfect detectibility and its effects on estimation
* Explores the role of probability in estimating in detail

Description

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling is the first book to examine the latest methods in analyzing presence/absence data surveys. Using four classes of models (single-species, single-season; single-species, multiple season; multiple-species, single-season; and multiple-species, multiple-season), the authors discuss the practical sampling situation, present a likelihood-based model enabling direct estimation of the occupancy-related parameters while allowing for imperfect detectability, and make recommendations for designing studies using these models.

Readership

Ecologists, population animal researchers, biologists, and graduate students in related areas

Darryl MacKenzie

Affiliations and Expertise

Proteus Research and Consulting, Dunedin, New Zealand

James Nichols

James Nichols received a B.S. in Biology from Wake Forest Univ., M.S. in Wildlife Management from Louisiana State Univ., and Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Michigan State Univ. He has spent his entire research career at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Biological Service, and now the U.S. Geological Survey. He is currently a Senior Scientist at Patuxent. His research interests focus on the dynamics and management of animal populations and on methods for estimating population parameters.

Affiliations and Expertise

U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland, USA

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J. Royle

Affiliations and Expertise

U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA

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Kenneth Pollock

Affiliations and Expertise

North Carolina State University, Department of Zoology, Raleigh, NC USA

Larissa Bailey

Affiliations and Expertise

US Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Laurel, Maryland USA

James Hines

Affiliations and Expertise

U.S.Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD USA

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling, 1st Edition

Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: Occupancy in Ecological Investigations
Ch. 3: Fundamental Principles of Statistical Inference
Ch. 4: Single-species, Single-season Occupancy Models
Ch. 5: Single-species, Single-season Models with Heterogeneous Detection Probabilities
Ch. 6: Design of Single-Season Occupancy Studies
Ch. 7: Single-species, Multiple-seasons Occupancy Models
Ch. 8: Occupancy Data for Multiple Species: Species Interactions
Ch. 9: Occupancy in Community Level Studies
Ch.10: Future Directions
References
Index

Quotes and reviews

"MacKenzie et al. write clearly and make sensible points that are illustrated with excellent case studies and figures..."
- Erica Fleishman, Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences, for ECOLOGY
 
 

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