Analysis and Management of Animal Population
by Byron Williams, James Nichols and Michael Conroy
Publisher: Academic Press
Edition: 1st., 2002
Size: 65 MB
Analysis and Management of Animal Populations is an impressive synthesis of the myriad methods used to determine the status of wildlife populations. The goal of this important volume is to link management, evaluation, and conservation to modeling, estimation, and decision-making methods. Four major sections review these methods and applications in science-based conservation. Part I provides a methodological framework for quantifying and modeling field observations, with special emphasis on sampling design and analysis. Part II is a comprehensive framework for dynamic modeling of populations, with examples from familiar organisms and ecosystems. Part III addresses the estimation of population attributes with sampling data, focusing specifically on the use of count data to estimate population parameters. Part IV explains decision analysis and optimal management of populations. This landmark synopsis integrates all these themes into a single volume. Any serious researcher involved in ecological assessment and conservation of animal populations will need to have this book.
* Integrates population modeling, parameter estimation and decision-theoretic approaches to management by emphasizing the role of mathematical modeling
* Provides authoritative and comprehensive descriptions including numerous examples
* Is an invaluable methodological reference as well as a text for advanced courses in population modeling, population parameter estimation, and animal population management.