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Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

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This book provides a hands-on introduction to the construction and application of models to studies of vertebrate distribution, abundance, and habitat. The book is aimed at field biologists, conservation planners, and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students who are involved with planning and analyzing conservation studies, and applying the results to conservation decisions. The book also acts as a bridge to more advanced and mathematically challenging coverage in the wider literature. Part I provides a basic background in population and community modeling.

It introduces statistical models, and familiarizes the reader with important concepts in the design of monitoring and research programs. These programs provide the essential data that guide conservation decision making. Part II covers the principal methods used to estimate abundance, occupancy, demographic parameters, and community parameters, including occupancy sampling, sample counts, distance sampling, and capture-mark-recapture (for both closed and open populations). Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of designing and implementing field studies, and the proper analysis of data. Part III introduces structured decision making and adaptive management, in which predictive models are used to inform conservation decision makers on appropriate decisions in the face of uncertainty-with the goal of reducing uncertainty through monitoring and research.

The very last page of index is unfortunately damaged due to removal of accompanying CD-Rom exposing sticky tape. Otherwise the book is in "As New" condition.

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Author(s):
Conroy, Michael J.; Carroll, John P.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405182288
ISBN-13:
9781405182287
Number of pages:
342
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

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This book provides a hands-on introduction to the construction and application of models to studies of vertebrate distribution, abundance, and habitat. The book is aimed at field biologists, conservation planners, and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students who are involved with planning and analyzing conservation studies, and applying the results to conservation decisions. The book also acts as a bridge to more advanced and mathematically challenging coverage in the wider literature. Part I provides a basic background in population and community modeling.

It introduces statistical models, and familiarizes the reader with important concepts in the design of monitoring and research programs. These programs provide the essential data that guide conservation decision making. Part II covers the principal methods used to estimate abundance, occupancy, demographic parameters, and community parameters, including occupancy sampling, sample counts, distance sampling, and capture-mark-recapture (for both closed and open populations). Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of designing and implementing field studies, and the proper analysis of data. Part III introduces structured decision making and adaptive management, in which predictive models are used to inform conservation decision makers on appropriate decisions in the face of uncertainty-with the goal of reducing uncertainty through monitoring and research.

The very last page of index is unfortunately damaged due to removal of accompanying CD-Rom exposing sticky tape. Otherwise the book is in "As New" condition.

Author(s):
Conroy, Michael J.; Carroll, John P.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405182288
ISBN-13:
9781405182287
Number of pages:
342
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

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