Techniques in Wildlife Investigations: Design and Analysis of Capture Data

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Nature - 237 pages
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Techniques for Wildlife Investigations emphasizes the design of field studies and the statistical inferences that can be made from observed changes in animal abundance and populations. The information presented here is of value not only for wildlife management but also for social and economic decision-making related to the environmental effects of human activities on wildlife populations. Biologists, ecologists, biometricians, fish and game managers will find this book invaluable in their work.
  • Provides quantitative criteria for designing effective field experiments
  • Offers statistical methods for analyzing mark recapture data
  • Gives examples and recommendations for implementing field studies
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Statistical Inferences in Experimentation
1
Chapter 2 Use of Preliminary Survey Data
26
Chapter 3 Surveys of Animal Abundance
60
Chapter 4 Comparative Censuses
95
Chapter 5 Manipulative Experiments
111
Chapter 6 Environmental Assessment Studies
160
Appendix 1 General Variance Component Formula
215
Appendix 2 Noncentral FTables
217
Appendix 3 Additional Noncentral FTables
222
References
227
Index
235
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