The estimation of animal abundance and related parameters / G.A.F. Seber.

By: Seber, G. A. F. (George Arthur Frederick), 1938-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Charles Griffin, 1982Edition: Second edition.Description: xvii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0852642628 (hbk.); 9780852642627 (hbk.).Subject(s): ANIMAL POPULATIONS | MATHEMATICAL MODELS | STATISTICAL METHODS | ESTIMATION | BIOMETRICS | ECOLOGY | POPULATION SURVEYS | POPULATION MODELSHoldings: GRETA POINT: 519.85 EST
Contents:
1. Preliminaries -- 2. Density estimates for closed populations -- 3. Closed population: single mark release -- 4. Closed population: multiple marking -- 5. Open population: mark releases during sampling period -- 6. Open population: mark releases before sampling period -- 7. Catch-effort methods: closed population -- 8. Catch-effort methods: open population -- 9. Change in ratio methods -- 10. Mortality and survival estimates from age data -- 11. Populations stratified geographically -- 12. Recent developments: closed population -- 13. Recent developments: open populations -- 14. Conclusion -- Appendices -- References -- Additional references -- Index.
Summary: "Focuses on the importance of careful experimental design and provides a great diversity of statistical techniques needed to analyze the data obtained. These designs and methods are classified for easy reference. Fully examines the assumptions underlying practical methods in current use, together with procedures for testing their validity. Every technique is demonstrated by at least one worked example, using data gathered from natural or free-ranging populations in numerous lands. Includes new chapters on recent developments in closed and open populations."--The publisher.
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First edition published 1973.

Author is a New Zealander.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 588-644) and index.

1. Preliminaries -- 2. Density estimates for closed populations -- 3. Closed population: single mark release -- 4. Closed population: multiple marking -- 5. Open population: mark releases during sampling period -- 6. Open population: mark releases before sampling period -- 7. Catch-effort methods: closed population -- 8. Catch-effort methods: open population -- 9. Change in ratio methods -- 10. Mortality and survival estimates from age data -- 11. Populations stratified geographically -- 12. Recent developments: closed population -- 13. Recent developments: open populations -- 14. Conclusion -- Appendices -- References -- Additional references -- Index.

"Focuses on the importance of careful experimental design and provides a great diversity of statistical techniques needed to analyze the data obtained. These designs and methods are classified for easy reference. Fully examines the assumptions underlying practical methods in current use, together with procedures for testing their validity. Every technique is demonstrated by at least one worked example, using data gathered from natural or free-ranging populations in numerous lands. Includes new chapters on recent developments in closed and open populations."--The publisher.

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