Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of Distribution Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology  Analysis of Distribution  Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS
Author: Marc Kery,J. Andrew Royle
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2020-10-10
ISBN 10: 0128097272
ISBN 13: 9780128097274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of Distribution Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS Book Review:

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Analysis of Distribution, Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS, Volume Two: Dynamic and Advanced Models provides a synthesis of the state-of-the-art in hierarchical models for plant and animal distribution, also focusing on the complex and more advanced models currently available. The book explains all procedures in the context of hierarchical models that represent a unified approach to ecological research, thus taking the reader from design, through data collection, and into analyses using a very powerful way of synthesizing data. Makes ecological modeling accessible to people who are struggling to use complex or advanced modeling programs Synthesizes current ecological models and explains how they are inter-connected Contains numerous examples throughout the book, walking the reading through scenarios with both real and simulated data Provides an ideal resource for ecologists working in R software and in BUGS software for more flexible Bayesian analyses

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology
Author: J. Andrew Royle,Robert M. Dorazio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2008-10-15
ISBN 10: 0080559255
ISBN 13: 9780080559254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology Book Review:

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

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of distribution abundance and species richness in R and BUGS

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology  Analysis of distribution  abundance and species richness in R and BUGS
Author: Marc Kery,J. Andrew Royle
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2015-11-14
ISBN 10: 0128014865
ISBN 13: 9780128014868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of distribution abundance and species richness in R and BUGS Book Review:

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Distribution, Abundance, Species Richness offers a new synthesis of the state-of-the-art of hierarchical models for plant and animal distribution, abundance, and community characteristics such as species richness using data collected in metapopulation designs. These types of data are extremely widespread in ecology and its applications in such areas as biodiversity monitoring and fisheries and wildlife management. This first volume explains static models/procedures in the context of hierarchical models that collectively represent a unified approach to ecological research, taking the reader from design, through data collection, and into analyses using a very powerful class of models. Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology, Volume 1 serves as an indispensable manual for practicing field biologists, and as a graduate-level text for students in ecology, conservation biology, fisheries/wildlife management, and related fields. Provides a synthesis of important classes of models about distribution, abundance, and species richness while accommodating imperfect detection Presents models and methods for identifying unmarked individuals and species Written in a step-by-step approach accessible to non-statisticians and provides fully worked examples that serve as a template for readers' analyses Includes companion website containing data sets, code, solutions to exercises, and further information

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of Distribution Abundance and Species Richness in R and Bugs

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology   Analysis of Distribution  Abundance and Species Richness in R and Bugs
Author: Marc Kery,J. Andrew Royle
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780128095850
ISBN 13: 0128095857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of Distribution Abundance and Species Richness in R and Bugs Book Review:

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology, Volume 2 builds upon the first volume. It continuing to provide a synthesis of the state of the art in hierarchical models for plant and animal distribution, but in this volume focuses on the complex and more advanced models currently available. This book explains all procedures in the context of hierarchical models, which represent a unified approach to ecological research taking the reader from design, through data collection and into the analyses using a very powerful way of synthesizing data. Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Volume 2 makes ecological modelling accessible for people who are struggling to use current available complex or advanced modelling programs Synthesizes current ecological models and explains how they are inter-connected Specific examples are given throughout the book, walking the reading through scenarios with each real and simulated data for greater comprehension Ideal for ecologists working in R, an open source version of S known for its exceptional ecology analyses and in BUGS for more flexible Bayesian analyses

Integrated Population Models

Integrated Population Models
Author: Michael Schaub,Marc Kery
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 0128209151
ISBN 13: 9780128209158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Population Models Book Review:

Integrated Population Models: Theory and Ecological Applications with R and JAGS is the first book on integrated population models, which constitute a powerful framework for combining multiple data sets from the population and the individual levels to estimate demographic parameters, and population size and trends. These models identify drivers of population dynamics and forecast the composition and trajectory of a population. Written by two population ecologists with expertise on integrated population modeling, this book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the relevant theory of integrated population models with an extensive overview of practical applications, using Bayesian methods by means of case studies. The book contains fully-documented, complete code for fitting all models in the free software, R and JAGS. It also includes all required code for pre- and post-model-fitting analysis. Integrated Population Models is an invaluable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in population analysis, and for graduate-level students in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, and related fields. The text is ideal for self-study and advanced graduate-level courses. Offers practical and accessible ecological applications of IPMs (integrated population models) Provides full documentation of analyzed code in the Bayesian framework Written and structured for an easy approach to the subject, especially for non-statisticians

Bayesian Population Analysis Using WinBUGS

Bayesian Population Analysis Using WinBUGS
Author: Marc Kéry,Michael Schaub
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123870208
ISBN 13: 9780123870209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Population Analysis Using WinBUGS Book Review:

Bayesian statistics has exploded into biology and its sub-disciplines, such as ecology, over the past decade. The free software program WinBUGS, and its open-source sister OpenBugs, is currently the only flexible and general-purpose program available with which the average ecologist can conduct standard and non-standard Bayesian statistics. Comprehensive and richly commented examples illustrate a wide range of models that are most relevant to the research of a modern population ecologist All WinBUGS/OpenBUGS analyses are completely integrated in software R Includes complete documentation of all R and WinBUGS code required to conduct analyses and shows all the necessary steps from having the data in a text file out of Excel to interpreting and processing the output from WinBUGS in R

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists
Author: Marc Kery
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN 10: 9780123786067
ISBN 13: 0123786061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists Book Review:

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists introduces applied Bayesian modeling to ecologists using the highly acclaimed, free WinBUGS software. It offers an understanding of statistical models as abstract representations of the various processes that give rise to a data set. Such an understanding is basic to the development of inference models tailored to specific sampling and ecological scenarios. The book begins by presenting the advantages of a Bayesian approach to statistics and introducing the WinBUGS software. It reviews the four most common statistical distributions: the normal, the uniform, the binomial, and the Poisson. It describes the two different kinds of analysis of variance (ANOVA): one-way and two- or multiway. It looks at the general linear model, or ANCOVA, in R and WinBUGS. It introduces generalized linear model (GLM), i.e., the extension of the normal linear model to allow error distributions other than the normal. The GLM is then extended contain additional sources of random variation to become a generalized linear mixed model (GLMM) for a Poisson example and for a binomial example. The final two chapters showcase two fairly novel and nonstandard versions of a GLMM. The first is the site-occupancy model for species distributions; the second is the binomial (or N-) mixture model for estimation and modeling of abundance. Introduction to the essential theories of key models used by ecologists Complete juxtaposition of classical analyses in R and Bayesian analysis of the same models in WinBUGS Provides every detail of R and WinBUGS code required to conduct all analyses Companion Web Appendix that contains all code contained in the book and additional material (including more code and solutions to exercises)

Models of the Ecological Hierarchy

Models of the Ecological Hierarchy
Author: Ferenc Jordán,Sven Erik Jorgensen
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0444593969
ISBN 13: 9780444593962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Models of the Ecological Hierarchy Book Review:

"Based on selected papers covering the presentations at the 7th European Conference on Ecological Modelling, organized by ISEM and hosted by The Microsoft Research--University of Trento Center for Computational and Systems Biology from 30 May to 2 June, 2011 in Riva del Garde, Italy"--P. xi.

Spatial Capture Recapture

Spatial Capture Recapture
Author: J. Andrew Royle,Richard B. Chandler,Rahel Sollmann,Beth Gardner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 012407152X
ISBN 13: 9780124071520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatial Capture Recapture Book Review:

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

Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data

Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data
Author: Sudipto Banerjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2003-12-17
ISBN 10: 020348780X
ISBN 13: 9780203487808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data Book Review:

Among the many uses of hierarchical modeling, their application to the statistical analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal data from areas such as epidemiology And environmental science has proven particularly fruitful. Yet to date, the few books that address the subject have been either too narrowly focused on specific aspects of spatial analysis,

Handbook of Capture Recapture Analysis

Handbook of Capture Recapture Analysis
Author: Steven C. Amstrup,Trent L. McDonald,Bryan F. J. Manly
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781400837717
ISBN 13: 1400837715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Capture Recapture Analysis Book Review:

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.

Practical Chemical Thermodynamics for Geoscientists

Practical Chemical Thermodynamics for Geoscientists
Author: Bruce Fegley,Rose Osborne
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 012251100X
ISBN 13: 9780122511004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Chemical Thermodynamics for Geoscientists Book Review:

Practical Chemical Thermodynamics for Geoscientists covers classical chemical thermodynamics and focuses on applications to practical problems in the geosciences, environmental sciences, and planetary sciences. This book will provide a strong theoretical foundation for students, while also proving beneficial for earth and planetary scientists seeking a review of thermodynamic principles and their application to a specific problem. Strong theoretical foundation and emphasis on applications Numerous worked examples in each chapter Brief historical summaries and biographies of key thermodynamicists-including their fundamental research and discoveries Extensive references to relevant literature

Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128175559
ISBN 13: 9780128175552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galapagos Giant Tortoises Book Review:

Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction. The book begins with an overview of the history of the relationship between humans and Galapagos giant tortoises, starting from initial heavy exploitation of tortoises by pirates and whalers, and extending to the start of the modern conservation era in the 1960s. The book then shifts to biology, describing Galapagos tortoise evolution, taxonomy, ecology, habitats, reproduction, and behavior. Next the decades of conservation efforts and their results are reviewed, including issues of captive breeding, invasive species, introduced diseases, and de-extinction, as well as the current status and distribution of every species. The final portion of the book turns to four case studies of restoration, and then looks ahead to the future of all tortoise populations.The latest volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscape series, Galapagos Giant Tortoises is a valuable resource for researchers and conservationists, as well as students of biology, wildlife conservation, and herpetology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the Galapagos giant tortoise species as written and edited by the world’s leading experts Presents examples of restoration of tortoise populations following the near extinction of many of them Describes conservation strategies to ensure the full recovery of all extant species Explores recent efforts using replacement tortoises for extinct species to restore island ecosystems

Ecological Models and Data in R

Ecological Models and Data in R
Author: Benjamin M. Bolker
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2008-07-21
ISBN 10: 0691125228
ISBN 13: 9780691125220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Models and Data in R Book Review:

Introduction and background; Exploratory data analysis and graphics; Deterministic functions for ecological modeling; Probability and stochastic distributions for ecological modeling; Stochatsic simulation and power analysis; Likelihood and all that; Optimization and all that; Likelihood examples; Standar statistics revisited; Modeling variance; Dynamic models.

Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function

Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-12
ISBN 10: 0081029136
ISBN 13: 9780081029138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function Book Review:

Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 61, the latest release in this ongoing series includes specific chapters on the Mechanistic links between biodiversity and ecosystem function, A multitrophic, eco-evolutionary perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research, Linking species coexistence to ecosystem functioning - a conceptual framework from ecological first principles, Species contributions to above and below ground biodiversity effects in the Trait-Based Experiment, Plant diversity effects on element cycling, Plant diversity effects on consumer community structure, stability, and ecosystem function, Plant community assembly and the consequences for ecosystem function, and more. Provides information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field of ecology Deals with topical and important reviews on the physiologies, populations and communities of plants and animals

Red Panda

Red Panda
Author: Angela R. Glatston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN 10: 0128237546
ISBN 13: 9780128237540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Panda Book Review:

Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda, Second Edition, provides the most up-to-date research, data, and conservation solutions for the red pandas, Ailurus species. Since the publication of the previous edition in 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated the threat level of red pandas, and they are now considered to be endangered. This latest edition is updated to provide an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing the red panda today. Led by one of the world’s leading authorities and advocates for red panda conservation, this new edition includes data from the Population and Habitat Viability (PHVA) workshops conducted in three of the species’ range states, Nepal, China, and India; these workshops utilized firsthand information on the decrease of red panda populations due to factors including deforestation, illegal pet trade, human population growth, and climate change. This book also includes updated information from the first edition on reproduction, anatomy, veterinary care, zoo management, and fossil history. Discusses the evidence for two species of red panda and how this might impact conservation efforts Reports on status in the wild, looks at conservation issues and considers the future of this unique species Written by long-standing red panda experts as well as those specializing in fields involving cutting-edge red panda research Includes new chapters on topic including the impact of climate change, how bamboo influences distribution, and conservation in Bhutan and Myanmar

The Bowhead Whale

The Bowhead Whale
Author: J.C. George,J.G.M. 'Hans' Thewissen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN 10: 0128189703
ISBN 13: 9780128189702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bowhead Whale Book Review:

The Bowhead Whale: Balaena mysticetus: Biology and Human Interactions covers bowhead biology from their anatomy and behavior, to conservation, distribution, ecology and evolution. The book also discusses the biological and physical aspects of the Arctic ecosystem in which these whales live, with careful attention paid to the dramatic changes taking place. A special section of the book describes the interactions of humans with bowheads in past and present, focusing on their importance to Indigenous communities and the challenges regarding entanglement in fishing gear, industrial noise and ship strikes. This volume brings together the knowledge of bowheads in one place for easy reference for scientists that study the species, marine mammal biologists, but, equally important, for everyone who is interested in the Arctic. Presents the only current book dedicated to this species Includes short, high-impact chapters that make it possible to review all bowhead biology in one compact volume Illustrated with never-before published photos of bowheads in their natural environment Provides a platform for an in-depth understanding of indigenous whaling

Plant Growth and Development

Plant Growth and Development
Author: Lalit M. Srivastava
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2002-08-27
ISBN 10: 0080514030
ISBN 13: 9780080514031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Growth and Development Book Review:

This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors as drought, salinity, and cold temperature, factors that limit plant productivity on earth. It also explains how plants sense two other environmental signals, light and gravity, and modify their developmental patterns in response to those signals. This book takes the reader from basic concepts to the most up-to-date thinking on these topics. * Provides clear synthesis and review of hormonal and environmental regulation of plant growth and development * Contains more than 600 illustrations supplementary information on techniques and/or related topics of interest * Single-authored text provides uniformity of presentation and integration of the subject matter * References listed alphabetically in each section

Theory of Wildlife Population Ecology

Theory of Wildlife Population Ecology
Author: Bruce D. Leopold
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 1478638435
ISBN 13: 9781478638438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory of Wildlife Population Ecology Book Review:

Understanding wildlife population ecology is vital for all wildlife managers and conservation biologists. Leopold draws on 30 years of research and teaching experience to give students and natural resource professionals the foundation they need to effectively manage wildlife populations. He begins with the key statistical concepts and research approaches necessary to gain insight into various models of population dynamics. The many factors that influence wildlife populations are thoroughly explored and their consequences are investigated. In addition, the author presents techniques for analyzing wildlife harvest data and a lucid discussion of valuable wildlife census methods. Frequent examples of foundational literature supplement each chapter with applications of the theories and provide a concise compendium of fundamental concepts of population ecology. Abundant statistical exercises reinforce students’ learning throughout the text.

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates
Author: Cristina Damborenea,D. Christopher Rogers,James H. Thorp
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 0128042664
ISBN 13: 9780128042663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, covers inland water invertebrates of the world. It began with Ecology and General Biology, Volume One (Thorp and Rogers, editors, 2015) and was followed by three volumes emphasizing taxonomic keys to general invertebrates of the Nearctic (2016), neotropical hexapods (2018), and general invertebrates of the Palearctic (2019). All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, private companies, and graduate and undergraduate students. Includes zoogeographic coverage of the entire Neotropics, from central Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, to the tip of South America Provides identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to genus or species level for many groups, with keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels Contains terminology and morphology, materials preparation and preservation, and references