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

Integrated Population Models

Integrated Population Models
Author: Michael Schaub,Marc Kery
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 0323908101
ISBN 13: 9780323908108
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

Modelling Population Dynamics

Modelling Population Dynamics
Author: K. B. Newman,S. T. Buckland,B. J. T. Morgan,R. King,D. L. Borchers,D. J. Cole,P. Besbeas,O. Gimenez,L. Thomas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2014-07-16
ISBN 10: 1493909770
ISBN 13: 9781493909773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modelling Population Dynamics Book Review:

This book gives a unifying framework for estimating the abundance of open populations: populations subject to births, deaths and movement, given imperfect measurements or samples of the populations. The focus is primarily on populations of vertebrates for which dynamics are typically modelled within the framework of an annual cycle, and for which stochastic variability in the demographic processes is usually modest. Discrete-time models are developed in which animals can be assigned to discrete states such as age class, gender, maturity, population (within a metapopulation), or species (for multi-species models). The book goes well beyond estimation of abundance, allowing inference on underlying population processes such as birth or recruitment, survival and movement. This requires the formulation and fitting of population dynamics models. The resulting fitted models yield both estimates of abundance and estimates of parameters characterizing the underlying processes.

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 044464153X
ISBN 13: 9780444641533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling Book Review:

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling: Part B, Volume 40, offers very delicately complex and precise realities of quantifying modern and traditional methods of understanding populations and population dynamics, with this updated release focusing on Prey-predator animal models, Back projections, Evolutionary Biology computations, Population biology of collective behavior and bio patchiness, Collective behavior, Population biology through data science, Mathematical modeling of multi-species mutualism: new insights, remaining challenges and applications to ecology, Population Dynamics of Manipur, Stochastic Processes and Population Dynamics Models: The Mechanisms for Extinction, Persistence and Resonance, Theories of Stationary Populations and association with life lived and life left, and more. Studies human and animal models that are studied both separately and throughout chapters Presents a comprehensive and timely update on integrated population biology

Integrated Population Models

Integrated Population Models
Author: Michael Schaub,Marc Kery
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 0323908101
ISBN 13: 9780323908108
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

Population Ecology in Practice

Population Ecology in Practice
Author: Brett K. Sandercock
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-02-10
ISBN 10: 0470674148
ISBN 13: 9780470674147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Population Ecology in Practice Book Review:

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.

Demographic Methods Across the Tree of Life

Demographic Methods Across the Tree of Life
Author: Roberto Salguero-Gomez
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 0198838603
ISBN 13: 9780198838609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demographic Methods Across the Tree of Life Book Review:

This novel book provides the reader with the fundamentals of data collection, model construction, analyses, and interpretation across a wide repertoire of demographic techniques and protocols, clearly guided throughout with fully reproducible R scripts.

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life
Author: Mevin B. Hooten,Trevor J. Hefley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 0429513372
ISBN 13: 9780429513374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life Book Review:

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.

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: North Holland
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780444640727
ISBN 13: 044464072X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling Book Review:

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling: Part A offers very complex and precise realities of quantifying modern and traditional methods of understanding populations and population dynamics. Chapters cover emerging topics of note, including Longevity dynamics, Modeling human-environment interactions, Survival Probabilities from 5-Year Cumulative Life Table Survival Ratios (Tx+5/Tx): Some Innovative Methodological Investigations, Cell migration Models, Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer Cells, an Integrated approach for modeling of coastal lagoons: A case for Chilka Lake, India, Population and metapopulation dynamics, Mortality analysis: measures and models, Stationary Population Models, Are there biological and social limits to human longevity?, Probability models in biology, Stochastic Models in Population Biology, and more. Covers emerging topics of note in the subject matter Presents chapters on Longevity dynamics, Modeling human-environment interactions, Survival Probabilities from 5-Year Cumulative Life Table Survival Ratios (Tx+5/Tx), and more

Matrix Population Models

Matrix Population Models
Author: Hal Caswell
Publsiher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780878931217
ISBN 13: 087893121X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matrix Population Models Book Review:

Hal Caswell explains the construction, analysis and interpretation of matrix population models in the biological sciences. The book is aimed at undergraduates and those working in environmental and biological sciences and human geography.

Birds

Birds
Author: Tim Flach
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 1647007224
ISBN 13: 9781647007225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds Book Review:

Birds of the world are portrayed in all their colorful glory by Tim Flach, the world’s leading animal photographer Radiating grace, intelligence, and humor, and always in motion, birds tantalize the human imagination. Working for years in his studio and the field, Tim Flach has portrayed nature’s most exquisite creatures alertly at rest or dramatically in flight, capturing intricate feather patterns and subtle coloration invisible to the naked eye. From familiar friends to marvelous rarities, Flach’s birds convey the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Here are all manner of songbirds, parrots, and birds of paradise; birds of prey, water birds, and theatrical domestic breeds. The brilliant ornithologist Richard O. Prum is our guide to this magical kingdom.

Parameter Redundancy and Identifiability

Parameter Redundancy and Identifiability
Author: Diana Cole
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-05-10
ISBN 10: 1498720900
ISBN 13: 9781498720908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parameter Redundancy and Identifiability Book Review:

Statistical and mathematical models are defined by parameters that describe different characteristics of those models. Ideally it would be possible to find parameter estimates for every parameter in that model, but, in some cases, this is not possible. For example, two parameters that only ever appear in the model as a product could not be estimated individually; only the product can be estimated. Such a model is said to be parameter redundant, or the parameters are described as non-identifiable. This book explains why parameter redundancy and non-identifiability is a problem and the different methods that can be used for detection, including in a Bayesian context. Key features of this book: Detailed discussion of the problems caused by parameter redundancy and non-identifiability Explanation of the different general methods for detecting parameter redundancy and non-identifiability, including symbolic algebra and numerical methods Chapter on Bayesian identifiability Throughout illustrative examples are used to clearly demonstrate each problem and method. Maple and R code are available for these examples More in-depth focus on the areas of discrete and continuous state-space models and ecological statistics, including methods that have been specifically developed for each of these areas This book is designed to make parameter redundancy and non-identifiability accessible and understandable to a wide audience from masters and PhD students to researchers, from mathematicians and statisticians to practitioners using mathematical or statistical models.

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)

Integrated Population Models

Integrated Population Models
Author: Michael Schaub,Marc Kery
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780128205648
ISBN 13: 0128205644
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 resource 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. These models identify drivers of population dynamics and forecast the composition and trajectory of a population. 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

Analysis of Capture Recapture Data

Analysis of Capture Recapture Data
Author: Rachel S. McCrea,Byron J. T. Morgan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1439836604
ISBN 13: 9781439836606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Capture Recapture Data Book Review:

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

Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program

Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program
Author: Committee to Review the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Management Program,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 0309264952
ISBN 13: 9780309264952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program Book Review:

Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management's oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented. The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used scientifically rigorous methods to estimate the population sizes of horses and burros, to model the effects of management actions on the animals, or to assess the availability and use of forage on rangelands. Evidence suggests that horse populations are growing by 15 to 20 percent each year, a level that is unsustainable for maintaining healthy horse populations as well as healthy ecosystems. Promising fertility-control methods are available to help limit this population growth, however. In addition, science-based methods exist for improving population estimates, predicting the effects of management practices in order to maintain genetically diverse, healthy populations, and estimating the productivity of rangelands. Greater transparency in how science-based methods are used to inform management decisions may help increase public confidence in the Wild Horse and Burro Program.

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

Models for Ecological Data

Models for Ecological Data
Author: James S. Clark
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0691220123
ISBN 13: 9780691220123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Models for Ecological Data Book Review:

The environmental sciences are undergoing a revolution in the use of models and data. Facing ecological data sets of unprecedented size and complexity, environmental scientists are struggling to understand and exploit powerful new statistical tools for making sense of ecological processes. In Models for Ecological Data, James Clark introduces ecologists to these modern methods in modeling and computation. Assuming only basic courses in calculus and statistics, the text introduces readers to basic maximum likelihood and then works up to more advanced topics in Bayesian modeling and computation. Clark covers both classical statistical approaches and powerful new computational tools and describes how complexity can motivate a shift from classical to Bayesian methods. Through an available lab manual, the book introduces readers to the practical work of data modeling and computation in the language R. Based on a successful course at Duke University and National Science Foundation-funded institutes on hierarchical modeling, Models for Ecological Data will enable ecologists and other environmental scientists to develop useful models that make sense of ecological data. Consistent treatment from classical to modern Bayes Underlying distribution theory to algorithm development Many examples and applications Does not assume statistical background Extensive supporting appendixes Lab manual in R is available separately

Handbook Integrated Care

Handbook Integrated Care
Author: Volker Amelung,Viktoria Stein,Nicholas Goodwin,Ran Balicer,Ellen Nolte,Esther Suter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 595
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN 10: 3319561030
ISBN 13: 9783319561035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook Integrated Care Book Review:

This handbook gives profound insight into the main ideas and concepts of integrated care. It offers a managed care perspective with a focus on patient orientation, efficiency, and quality by applying widely recognized management approaches to the field of health care. The handbook also provides international best practices and shows how integrated care does work throughout various health systems. The delivery of health and social care is characterised by fragmentation and complexity in most health systems throughout the world. Therefore, much of the recent international discussion in the field of health policy and health management has focused on the topic of integrated care. “Integrated” acknowledges the complexity of patients ́ needs and aims to meet it by taking into account both health and social care aspects. Changing and improving processes in a coordinated way is at the heart of this approach.