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Estimating Animal Abundance

Closed Populations

  • Authors
  • D. L. Borchers
  • S. T. Buckland
  • W. Zucchini

Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 3-11
    3. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 12-33
  3. Simple Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 37-54
    3. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 55-71
    4. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 72-103
    5. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 104-130
    6. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 131-164
    7. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 165-173
  4. Advanced Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 177-181
    3. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 182-198
    4. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 199-226
    5. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 227-244
    6. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 245-265
  5. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. D. L. Borchers, S. T. Buckland, W. Zucchini
      Pages 269-277
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 278-314

About this book

Introduction

This is the first book to provide an accessible, comprehensive introduction to wildlife population assessment methods. It uses a new approach that makes the full range of methods accessible in a way that has not previously been possible. Traditionally, newcomers to the field have had to face the daunting prospect of grasping new concepts for almost every one of the many methods. In contrast, this book uses a single conceptual (and statistical) framework for all the methods. This makes understanding the apparently different methods easier because each can be seen to be a special case of the general framework. The approach provides a natural bridge between simple methods and recently developed methods. It also links closed population methods quite naturally with open population methods.
The book is accompanied by free software on the web, in the form of an R library, allowing readers to get some "hands-on" experience with the methods and how they perform in different contexts - without the considerable effort and expense required to do this in the real world. It also provides a tool for teaching the methods, including a means for teachers to generate examples and exercises customised to the needs of their students.
As the first truly up-to-date and introductory text in the field, this book should become a standard reference for students and professionals in the fields of statistics, biology and ecology.

Keywords

Animal Abundance Estimation Biology Distance Sampling Ecology Quantitative Ecology statistics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3708-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-885-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3708-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8776
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