Wildlife Demography: Analysis of Sex, Age, and Count Data

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Academic Press, Jul 20, 2010 - Science - 656 pages
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Wildlife Demography compiles the multitude of available estimation techniques based on sex and age data, and presents these varying techniques in one organized, unified volume. Designed to guide researchers to the most appropriate estimator based upon their particular data set and the desired level of study precision, this book provides quantitative consideration, statistical models, estimator variance, assumptions and examples of use.

The authors focus on estimation techniques using sex and age ratios because this data is relatively easy to collect and commonly used by wildlife management

* Applicable to a wide array of wildlife species, including game and non-game birds and mammals
* Features more than 100 annotated examples illustrating application of statistical methods
* Includes more than 640 references of the analysis of nontagging data and the factors that may influence interpretation
* Derives historical and ad hoc demographic methods in a modern statistical framework

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1 Introduction
2 Primer on Wildlife Population Dynamics
3 Estimating Population Sex Ratios
4 Estimating Productivity
5 Estimating Survival
6 Estimating Harvest and Harvest Mortality
7 Estimating the Rate of Population Change
8 Analysis of Population Indices
10 Integration of Analytical Techniques
Statistical Concepts and Theory
Glossary of Symbols
Program USER
Mathematica Code for Calculating the Variance of the Finite Rate of Population Change Varλ from a Matrix Population Model

9 Estimating Population Abundance

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