Benjamin/Cummings, 1999 - Science - 620 pages
This coherent text translates the methods of statisticians into "ecological English" so that students may readily apply these methods to the real world. Ecological Methodology, Second Edition provides a balance of material on animal and plant populations. It teaches students of ecology how to design the most efficient tests in order to obtain maximum precision with minimal work. The first part of the text focuses on biological and technical issues in statistical methodology. Students learn about advances that have been made in designing better sampling devices, along with the techniques and equipment used for sampling. The second part deals with creating solid statistical design, and presents all methods that are well-known to statisticians in a language and context that students will easily understand.
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Program-group MARKRECAPTURE in Appendix 2 computes the Jolly-Seber
estimators of population size, probability of survival, and dilution rate, along with
the confidence limits from Manly (1984). The Jolly-Seber model can be
Model B–the constant survival model, which assumes that survival rates are
constant over the entire period of sampling, ... The Jolly-Seber method is
designed for open populations, so unlike the earlier methods discussed in this
chapter we do ...
(1985a) have proposed a goodness-of-fit test for the Jolly-Seber model that
compares the observed and expected numbers of individuals captured with each
possible capture history. They provide a computer program to do these tests,