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Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Analysis of Distribution, Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128095850

Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Analysis of Distribution, Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS

1st Edition

Volume 2: Dynamic and Advanced Models

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Authors: Marc Kery J. Royle
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128237687
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th September 2020
Page Count: 890
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Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Analysis of Distribution, Abundance and Species Richness in R and BUGS, Volume Two: Dynamic and Advanced Models provides a synthesis of the state-of-the-art in hierarchical models for plant and animal distribution, also focusing on the complex and more advanced models currently available. The book explains all procedures in the context of hierarchical models that represent a unified approach to ecological research, thus taking the reader from design, through data collection, and into analyses using a very powerful way of synthesizing data.

Key Features

  • Makes ecological modeling accessible for people who are struggling to use complex or advanced modeling programs
  • Synthesizes current ecological models and explains how they are inter-connected
  • Contains examples throughout the book, walking the reading through scenarios with both real and simulated data
  • Presents an ideal resource for ecologists working in R, an open source version of S known for its exceptional ecology analyses, and in BUGS for more flexible Bayesian analyses


Graduate students and professionals in ecology, biogeography, conservation biology, fisheries and wildlife management

Table of Contents

Part 1: Models for dynamic systems
13. Modeling population dynamics without replicate counts within a season
14. Modeling population dynamics with replicate counts within a season
15. Hierarchical models of survival
16. Modeling species distribution and range dynamics using dynamic occupancy models
17. Modeling metacommunity dynamics using dynamic community models

Part 2: Advanced models
18. Multi-state occupancy models
19. Occupancy models with false positives
20. Models for species interactions
21. Spatial models II (static and dynamic autologistic, IFM)
22. Combination approaches / Integrated models
23. Spatial capture-recapture

Part 3: Conclusions
24. Conclusions


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About the Authors

Marc Kery

Marc Kery

Dr Kery is a Population Ecologist with the Swiss Ornithological Institute and a courtesy professor ("Privatdozent") at the University of Zürich/Switzerland, from where he received his PhD in Ecology in 2000. He is an expert in the estimation and modeling of abundance, distribution and species richness in "metapopulation designs" (i.e., collections of replicate sites). For most of his work, he uses the Bayesian model fitting software BUGS and JAGS, about which he has published two books with Academic Press (2010 and 2012). He has authored/coauthored 70 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters. Since 2007, and for a total of 103 days, he has taught 23 statistical modeling workshops about the methods in the proposed book at research institutes and universities all over the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Population Ecologist, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland

J. Royle

J. Royle

Dr Royle is currently a Research Statistician at the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. His research is focused on the application of probability and statistics to ecological problems, especially those related to animal sampling and demographic modeling. Much of his research over the last 10 years has been devoted to the development of methods illustrated in our new book. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 journal articles, and co-authored the books Spatial Capture Recapture, Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology and Occupancy Estimation and Modeling: Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence, all published by Academic Press.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Statistician, U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA

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