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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The first ecological use of mark-recapture was carried out by the Danish fisheries
biologist C. G. J. Petersen in 1896 (Ricker 1975). Tagging of fish was first used to
study movements and migration of individuals, but Petersen realized that ...
mark-recapture techniques that are used most often when data are required on
individualorganisms that are highly mobile. The strength of mark-recapture
techniques is that they can provide information on birth, death, and movement
rates in ...
2.6 WHAT TO DO IF NOTHING WORKS Estimating population size by mark-
recapture may be your goal, but it may be unachievable. The assumptions you
must make to use any method of estimation may be violated, and the question is