Surveyor Books : Occupancy Estimation and Modeling
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Examines the methods in analyzing presence/absence data surveys. This book discusses the practical sampling situation and presents a likelihood-based model enabling direct estimation of the occupancy-related parameters. It addresses issues of imperfect detectibility and its effects on estimation and explores the role of probability in estimating.
Publisher: Academic Press Inc
Format: Paperback 334 pages
"Occupancy Estimation and Modeling" is the first book to examine the latest methods in analyzing presence/absence data surveys. Using four classes of models (single-species, single-season; single-species, multiple season; multiple-species, single-season; and multiple-species, multiple-season), the authors discuss the practical sampling situation, present a likelihood-based model enabling direct estimation of the occupancy-related parameters while allowing for imperfect detectability, and make recommendations for designing studies using these models. It provides authoritative insights into the latest in estimation modeling and discusses multiple models which lay the groundwork for future study designs. It addresses critical issues of imperfect detectibility and its effects on estimation and explores the role of probability in estimating in detail.