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Models of the Ecological Hierarchy

Models of the Ecological Hierarchy Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2012-12-31
ISBN : 0444594051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the application of statistics to ecological inference problems, hierarchical models combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are applied in this book to a wide range of problems ranging from the molecular level, through populations, ecosystems, landscapes, networks, through to the global ecosphere. Provides an excellent introduction to modelling Collects together in one source a wide range of modelling techniques Covers a wide range of topics, from the molecular level to the global ecosphere

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology Book
Author : J. Andrew Royle,Robert M. Dorazio
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-10-15
ISBN : 0080559255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to data collection, modeling and inference strategies for biological survey data using Bayesian and classical statistical methods. This book describes a general and flexible framework for modeling and inference in ecological systems based on hierarchical models, with a strict focus on the use of probability models and parametric inference. Hierarchical models represent a paradigm shift in the application of statistics to ecological inference problems because they combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are developed and applied to problems in population, metapopulation, community, and metacommunity systems. The book provides the first synthetic treatment of many recent methodological advances in ecological modeling and unifies disparate methods and procedures. The authors apply principles of hierarchical modeling to ecological problems, including * occurrence or occupancy models for estimating species distribution * abundance models based on many sampling protocols, including distance sampling * capture-recapture models with individual effects * spatial capture-recapture models based on camera trapping and related methods * population and metapopulation dynamic models * models of biodiversity, community structure and dynamics * Wide variety of examples involving many taxa (birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, plants) * Development of classical, likelihood-based procedures for inference, as well as Bayesian methods of analysis * Detailed explanations describing the implementation of hierarchical models using freely available software such as R and WinBUGS * Computing support in technical appendices in an online companion web site

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology Analysis of Distribution Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology  Analysis of Distribution  Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS Book
Author : Marc Kery,J. Andrew Royle
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-10
ISBN : 0128097272
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Analysis of Distribution, Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS, Volume Two: Dynamic and Advanced Models provides a synthesis of the state-of-the-art in hierarchical models for plant and animal distribution, also focusing on the complex and more advanced models currently available. The book explains all procedures in the context of hierarchical models that represent a unified approach to ecological research, thus taking the reader from design, through data collection, and into analyses using a very powerful way of synthesizing data. Makes ecological modeling accessible for people who are struggling to use complex or advanced modeling programs Synthesizes current ecological models and explains how they are inter-connected Contains examples throughout the book, walking the reading through scenarios with both real and simulated data Presents an ideal resource for ecologists working in R, an open source version of S known for its exceptional ecology analyses, and in BUGS for more flexible Bayesian analyses

Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes

Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes Book
Author : Jiquan Chen
Publisher : Nova Publishers
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781600210471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The idea for this book grew out of: (1) the realisation that development of the theory of landscape ecology has now reached the point where rigorous field work is required to validate models, test assumptions and ideas of scaling theory, and refine our understanding of landscape features and their delineation; (2) the relative scarcity of compilations that have examined the role of field research or interdisciplinary management applications in advancing the science of landscape ecology; and (3) the increasing amount of information coming out of the Chequamegon Integrated Field Project (CIFP) on relevant topics. This book synthesises the experiences and lessons learned from the CIFP project and other relevant landscape studies in an attempt to demonstrate the utility of field studies and emerging technology to the advancement of the science. This book is organised to synthesise and update knowledge on research topics mentioned previously, with an emphasis on ecological consequences (i.e., implications for ecological function) of the approach to and understanding of these topics across levels of the ecological hierarchy.

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Water Quality and Ecological Dynamics

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Water Quality and Ecological Dynamics Book
Author : James Henry Dontje
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology Book
Author : Sven Erik Jørgensen,Brian D. Fath
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780080454009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of Ecology contains contributions from international experts on a diverse array of topics related to ecology. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and systems ecology. The online version includes extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases.

PSA

PSA Book
Author : Philosophy of Science Association
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data

Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data Book
Author : Eric Parent,Etienne Rivot
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-08-21
ISBN : 1584889195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Making statistical modeling and inference more accessible to ecologists and related scientists, Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data gives readers a flexible and effective framework to learn about complex ecological processes from various sources of data. It also helps readers get started on building their own statistical models. The text begins with simple models that progressively become more complex and realistic through explanatory covariates and intermediate hidden states variables. When fitting the models to data, the authors gradually present the concepts and techniques of the Bayesian paradigm from a practical point of view using real case studies. They emphasize how hierarchical Bayesian modeling supports multidimensional models involving complex interactions between parameters and latent variables. Data sets, exercises, and R and WinBUGS codes are available on the authors’ website. This book shows how Bayesian statistical modeling provides an intuitive way to organize data, test ideas, investigate competing hypotheses, and assess degrees of confidence of predictions. It also illustrates how conditional reasoning can dismantle a complex reality into more understandable pieces. As conditional reasoning is intimately linked with Bayesian thinking, considering hierarchical models within the Bayesian setting offers a unified and coherent framework for modeling, estimation, and prediction.

Hierarchical Modelling for the Environmental Sciences

Hierarchical Modelling for the Environmental Sciences Book
Author : James S. Clark,Alan E. Gelfand
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2006-05-04
ISBN : 9780191513848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New statistical tools are changing the ways in which scientists analyze and interpret data and models. Many of these are emerging as a result of the wide availability of inexpensive, high speed computational power. In particular, hierarchical Bayes and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for analysis provide consistent framework for inference and prediction where information is heterogeneous and uncertain, processes are complex, and responses depend on scale. Nowhere are these methods more promising than in the environmental sciences. Models have developed rapidly, and there is now a requirement for a clear exposition of the methodology through to application for a range of environmental challenges.

Ecology Abstracts

Ecology Abstracts Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Hierarchical Concept of Ecosystems

A Hierarchical Concept of Ecosystems Book
Author : Robert V. O'Neill,Donald Lee Deangelis,J. B. Waide,Timothy F.H. Allen,Garland E. Allen
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1986-11-21
ISBN : 9780691084374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Ecosystem" is an intuitively appealing concept to most ecologists, but, in spite of its widespread use, the term remains diffuse and ambiguous. The authors of this book argue that previous attempts to define the concept have been derived from particular viewpoints to the exclusion of others equally possible. They offer instead a more general line of thought based on hierarchy theory. Their contribution should help to counteract the present separation of subdisciplines in ecology and to bring functional and population/community ecologists closer to a common approach. Developed as a way of understanding highly complex organized systems, hierarchy theory has at its center the idea that organization results from differences in process rates. To the authors the theory suggests an objective way of decomposing ecosystems into their component parts. The results thus obtained offer a rewarding method for integrating various schools of ecology.

Proceedings Resource Technology 90

Proceedings  Resource Technology 90 Book
Author : American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Publisher : Asprs Publications
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780944426456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America

Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Book
Author : Ecological Society of America
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hierarchical Relationships Between Plant Species Communities and Thier Ecological Constraints at Multiple Scales in an Oak Woodland annual Grassland System of the Sierra Nevada Foothills California

Hierarchical Relationships Between Plant Species Communities and Thier Ecological Constraints at Multiple Scales in an Oak Woodland annual Grassland System of the Sierra Nevada Foothills  California Book
Author : Ayn Jennifer Shlisky
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Hierarchical Relationships Between Plant Species Communities and Thier Ecological Constraints at Multiple Scales in an Oak Woodland annual Grassland System of the Sierra Nevada Foothills California book written by Ayn Jennifer Shlisky, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Comparing Alternate Models of Sagebrush grass Vegetation Dynamics

Comparing Alternate Models of Sagebrush grass Vegetation Dynamics Book
Author : Peter Abraham Van Hoorn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Comparing Alternate Models of Sagebrush grass Vegetation Dynamics book written by Peter Abraham Van Hoorn, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Models for Ecological Data

Models for Ecological Data Book
Author : James Samuel Clark
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Clark brings emerging statistical approaches alive by putting the ecology first. Writing from the perspective of a field ecologist who must confront complex data without suppressing important detail, Clark describes new methods that are well matched to the richness of real ecological data. At last we have a text that makes these tools accessible to ecologists."--Stephen R. Carpenter, University of Wisconsin, Madison "Jim Clark has been able to pitch his message just right; one can see the ecological forest and the statistical, distributional, and computational trees at the same time. By reading this book, statisticians will gain an appreciation for the complexity of models in the ecological and environmental sciences, and ecologists will see the potential for hierarchical statistical modeling in their research arenas. Clark explains his material extremely well, but he is also rigorous in his statistical developments."--Noel Cressie, Ohio State University "Clark's book is monumental--I don't think there is any other source that provides this range of sources and methods. He presents a huge amount of useful material, focusing on the development and application of Bayesian hierarchical models for the analysis of ecological and environmental models. It's hard to imagine finding such a collection of information--the results of extensive experience with recent ecological, environmental, and statistical literature--in one place. And I heartily agree with the author's philosophical stances on simplicity and complexity, statistical pragmatism, and the need for common sense."--Benjamin Bolker, University of Florida "I strongly believe that this is potentially a landmark book in ecology. Its integration of modern statistical methods and ecological theory and data is fundamentally new. The book will train ecologists and other quantitative scientists in the 'new modeling techniques' that are becoming ever more prevalent in their field. In particular, the book describes how one should deal with complicated problems in which there is uncertainty in data, model, and parameters. James Clark does a wonderful job of integrating modern likelihood-based statistical methods as well as describing and demonstrating the advantages of the Bayesian approach."--Christopher K. Wikle, University of Missouri, Columbia