Monitoring Vertebrate Populations

William L. Thompson , Gary C. White , Charles Gowan

This book is written to serve as a general reference for biologists and resource managers with relatively little statistical training. It focuses on both basic concepts and practical applications to provide professionals with the tools needed to assess monitoring methods that can detect trends in populations. It combines classical finite population sampling designs with population enumeration procedures in a unified approach for obtaining abundance estimates for species of interest. The statistical information is presented in practical, easy-to-understand terminology. Its key features are: it is presented in practical, easy-to-understand terminology; serves as a general reference for biologists and resource managers; provides the tools needed to detect trends in populations; and, introduces a unified approach for obtaining abundance estimates.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : Preface. Basic Concepts. Sampling Designs and Related Topics. Enumeration Methods. Community Surveys. Detection of a Trend in Population Estimates. Guidelines for Planning Surveys. Fish. Amphibians and Reptiles. Birds. Mammals. Glossary of Terms. Glossary of Notation. Sampling Estimators. Common and Scientific Names of Cited Vertebrates. Subject Index.
  • Data Publicarii : 17 Aug 1998
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 365
  • ISBN : 9780126889604
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