Modeling Demographic Processes In Marked Populations

  • David L Thomson
  • Evan G. Cooch
  • Michael J. Conroy

Part of the Environmental and Ecological Statistics book series (ENES, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Population Dynamics – Growth, Density-Dependence and Decomposing λ

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard J. Barker, Matthew R. Schofield, Doug P. Armstrong, R. Scott Davidson
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jean-Dominique Lebreton
      Pages 19-32
    4. Jonas Knape, Niclas Jonzén, Martin Sköld, Leonid Sokolov
      Pages 59-79
  3. Evolutionary Ecology

  4. Abundance Estimation – Direct Methods, Proxies, Occupancy Models and Point Count Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Theodore R. Simons, Kenneth H. Pollock, John M. Wettroth, Mathew W. Alldredge, Krishna Pacifici, Jerome Brewster
      Pages 237-254
    3. Murray G. Efford, David L. Borchers, Andrea E. Byrom
      Pages 255-269
    4. Brett T. McClintock, Gary C. White, Kenneth P. Burnham, Moira A. Pryde
      Pages 271-289
  5. Dispersal, Movement and Migration – Methods and Multi-State Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Carl James Schwarz
      Pages 323-347
    3. Shirley Pledger, Murray Efford, Kenneth Pollock, Jaime Collazo, James Lyons
      Pages 349-363
    4. Lise M. Aubry, Emmanuelle Cam, Jean-Yves Monnat
      Pages 365-392
    5. Steven D. Miller, Hamish E. MacInnes, Rachel M. Fewster
      Pages 417-437
  6. Wildlife and Conservation Management

  7. Combing Sources of Information – Kalman Filters, Matrix Methods and Joint Likelihoods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Panagiotis Besbeas, Rachel S. Borysiewicz, Bryon J.T. Morgan
      Pages 513-539
    3. R S Borysiewicz, B J T Morgan, V Hénaux, T Bregnballe, J -D Lebreton, O Gimenez
      Pages 579-591
  8. Bayesian Applications - Advances, Random Effects and Hierarchical Models

  9. The Robust Design – Sampling, Applications and Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 691-691
    2. Larissa L. Bailey, William L. Kendall, Don R. Church
      Pages 693-709
    3. Paul M. Lukacs, Kenneth P. Burnham, Brian P. Dreher, Kim T. Scribner, Scott R. Winterstein
      Pages 711-726
    4. Sarah J. Converse, William L. Kendall, Paul F. Doherty Jr, Maura B. Naughton, James E. Hines
      Pages 727-744
  10. State Uncertainty – Assignmant Error and Unobservable States

About this book


Much of biology can be understood in terms of demography. It is the demographic processes of birth and death which govern rates of population growth and the rates at which gene frequencies change. The analysis of demographic processes in free-living organisms is, however, far from simple. Scientists from diverse fields in biology and statistics have united to address the challenges by developing mark-recapture methods and other approaches. Progress has been rapid, and this volume represents a snapshot of the emerging field. It has eleven sections in total, covering the most important biological and statistical frontiers, new software developments, and an open forum. It covers the latest approaches in modeling population dynamics, evolutionary ecology and wildlife biology. It addresses issues in the estimation of abundance and movement, and it covers new statistical approaches in the combination of information, Bayesian statistics, Robust Designs and the modeling of state-uncertainty.


Demographic Processes Migration abundance estimation conservation management currentlindy demographic rates ecology environmental sciences evolutionary ecology population dynamics statistical method wildlife conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • David L Thomson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Evan G. Cooch
    • 4
  • Michael J. Conroy
    • 5
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Demographic ResearchD18057 RostockGermany
  2. 2.Netherlands Institute of Ecology Centre for Terrestrial EcologyPostbus 40Netherlands
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  4. 4.Department of Natural ResourcesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  5. 5.D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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