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Author Williams, Byron K., author

Title Analysis and management of animal populations : modeling, estimation, and decision making / Byron K. Williams, James D. Nichols, Michael J. Conroy
Published San Diego ; Sydney : Academic Press, 2002


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 MELB  591.788 Wil/Aam  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 817 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Part I. Framework for modeling, estimation, and management of animal populations: ch. 1. Introduction to population ecology -- ch. 2. Scientific process in animal ecology -- ch. 3. Models and theinvestigation of populations -- ch. 4. Estimation and hypothesis testing in animal ecology -- ch. 5. Survey sampling and the estimation of population parameters -- ch. 6. Design of experiments in animal ecology -- Part II. Dynamic modeling of animal populations -- ch. 7. Principles of model development and assessment -- ch. 8. Traditional models of population dynamics -- ch. 9. Model identification with time series data -- ch. 10. Stochastic processes in population models -- ch. 11. The use of models in conservation and management -- Part III. Estimation methods for animal populations -- ch. 12. Estimating abundance based on counts -- ch. 13. Estimating abundance with distance-based methods -- ch. 14. Estimating abundance for closed populations with capture-recapture methods -- ch. 15. Estimation of demographic parameters -- ch. 16. Estimation of survival rates with band recoveries -- ch. 17. Estimating survival, movement, and other state transitions with mark-recapture methods -- ch. 18. Estimating abundance and recruitment for open populations with mark-recapture methods -- ch. 19. Combining closed and open mark-recapture models: the robust design -- ch. 20. Estimation of community parameters -- Part IV. Decision analysis for animal populations -- ch. 21. Optimal decision making in population biology -- ch. 22. Traditional approaches to optimal decision analysis -- ch. 23. Modern approaches to optimal decision analysis -- ch. 24. Uncertainty, learning, and decision analysis -- ch. 25. Case Study: Management of the sport Harvest of North American Waterfowl -- Appendix A: Conditional probability and Bayes' Theorem -- Appendix B: Matrix algebra -- Appendix C: Differential equations -- Appendix D: Difference equations -- Appendix E: Some probability distributions and their properties -- Appendix F: Methods for estimating statistical variation -- Appendix G: Computer software for population and community estimation -- Appendix H: The mathematics of optimization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wildlife management.
Animal populations -- Estimates.
Animal populations -- Mathematical models.
Natural selection -- Statistical methods.
Animal populations.
Animal populations -- Statistical methods.
Author Conroy, Michael J. (Michael James), 1952- author
Nichols, James D., author
LC no. 2001094375
ISBN 0127544062 alkaline paper