Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies

Robert A. Gitzen, Joshua J. Millspaugh, Andrew B. Cooper, Daniel S. Licht

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Abstract

To provide useful and meaningful information, long-term ecological programs need to implement solid and efficient statistical approaches for collecting and analyzing data. This volume provides rigorous guidance on quantitative issues in monitoring, with contributions from world experts in the field. These experts have extensive experience in teaching fundamental and advanced ideas and methods to natural resource managers, scientists, and students. The chapters present a range of tools and approaches, including detailed coverage of variance component estimation and quantitative selection among alternative designs; spatially balanced sampling; sampling strategies integrating design- and model-based approaches; and advanced analytical approaches such as hierarchical and structural equation modelling. Making these tools more accessible to ecologists and other monitoring practitioners across numerous disciplines, this is a valuable resource for any professional whose work deals with ecological monitoring. Supplementary example software code is available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521191548.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages564
ISBN (Electronic)9781139022422
ISBN (Print)9780521191548
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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