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Incorporating Temporal Correlation in Seal Abundance Data with MCMC

  • A.A. Saveliev
  • M. Cronin
  • A.F. Zuur
  • E.N. Ieno
  • N.J. Walker
  • G.M. Smith
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Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

Common or harbour seals (Phoca vitulina L.) are semi-aquatic mammals that spend time onshore at terrestrial sites where they haul-out to rest, breed, moult, engage in social activity, and escape predation (Fig.23.1).

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Posterior Distribution Markov Chain Monte Carlo Prior Distribution Generalise Additive Model Bayesian Statistic 
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Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Grietje Holtrop from Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland for her help with writing this chapter.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • A.A. Saveliev
    • 1
  • M. Cronin
    • 2
  • A.F. Zuur
    • 3
  • E.N. Ieno
    • 3
  • N.J. Walker
    • 4
  • G.M. Smith
    • 5
  1. 1.Kazan State UniversityKazanRussia
  2. 2.Coastal & Marine Resources Centre, Naval Base, Haulbowline, CobhCo. CorkIreland
  3. 3.Highland Statistics LTD.NewburghUK
  4. 4.Woodchester Park CSL, Tinkley Lane, NympsfieldGloucesterUK
  5. 5.School of Science and EnvironmentBath Spa UniversityBathUK

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