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Occupancy Estimation and Modeling

Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence

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.

Ecologists, population animal researchers, biologists, and graduate students in related areas

Hardbound, 344 Pages

Published: November 2005

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-088766-8


  • "MacKenzie et al. write clearly and make sensible points that are illustrated with excellent case studies and figures..." - Erica Fleishman, Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences, for ECOLOGY


  • Ch. 1: IntroductionCh. 2: Occupancy in Ecological InvestigationsCh. 3: Fundamental Principles of Statistical InferenceCh. 4: Single-species, Single-season Occupancy ModelsCh. 5: Single-species, Single-season Models with Heterogeneous Detection ProbabilitiesCh. 6: Design of Single-Season Occupancy StudiesCh. 7: Single-species, Multiple-seasons Occupancy ModelsCh. 8: Occupancy Data for Multiple Species: Species InteractionsCh. 9: Occupancy in Community Level StudiesCh.10: Future DirectionsReferencesIndex


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