Integrated Population Models

Integrated Population Models

Theory and Ecological Applications with R and JAGS

1st Edition - November 12, 2021

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  • Authors: Michael Schaub, Marc Kery
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209158
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323908108

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Integrated Population Models: Theory and Ecological Applications with R and JAGS is the first book on integrated population models, which constitute a powerful framework for combining multiple data sets from the population and the individual levels to estimate demographic parameters, and population size and trends. These models identify drivers of population dynamics and forecast the composition and trajectory of a population. Written by two population ecologists with expertise on integrated population modeling, this book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the relevant theory of integrated population models with an extensive overview of practical applications, using Bayesian methods by means of case studies. The book contains fully-documented, complete code for fitting all models in the free software, R and JAGS. It also includes all required code for pre- and post-model-fitting analysis. Integrated Population Models is an invaluable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in population analysis, and for graduate-level students in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, and related fields. The text is ideal for self-study and advanced graduate-level courses.

Key Features

  • Offers practical and accessible ecological applications of IPMs (integrated population models)
  • Provides full documentation of analyzed code in the Bayesian framework
  • Written and structured for an easy approach to the subject, especially for non-statisticians

Readership

Researchers and practitioners involved in population analysis, and for graduate-level students in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, and related fields. The text is ideal for self-study and advanced graduate-level courses

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Part I: Theory of Integrated Population Models
    2. Basics of Bayesian Modeling
    3. Introduction to Stage-Structured Population Models
    4. Components of Integrated Population Models
    5. Introduction to Integrated Population Models
    6. Benefits of Integrated Population Modeling
    7. Assessment of Integrated Population Models
    8. Integrated Population Models with Density-Dependence
    9. Retrospective Population Analyses
    10. Population Viability Analyses

    Part II: Integrated Population Models in Practice
    11. Woodchat Shrike
    12. Peregrine Falcon
    13. Greater Horseshoe Bat
    14. Hoopoe
    15. Black Grouse
    16. Barn Swallow
    17. Elk
    18. Cormorant
    19. Grey Catbird
    20. Kestral
    21. Black Bear
    22. Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 638
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 12, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209158
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323908108

About the Authors

Michael Schaub

Michael Schaub
Michael Schaub is the Head of the Ecology Department at the Swiss Ornithological Institute and a courtesy Professor at the University of Bern. His research interests include population dynamics, capture-recapture models, integrated population models, and migratory birds. He has coauthored approximately 130 peer-reviewed journal publications and the book Bayesian Population Analysis using WinBUGS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Ecology, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland

Marc Kery

Marc Kery
Marc Kéry is a population ecologist with the Swiss Ornithological Institute and a courtesy professor at the University of Zürich. He is an expert in the estimation and modeling of abundance, distribution and species richness in animal and plant populations and has coauthored approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles and four books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Population Ecologist, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland

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  • Rodney B. Tue Jan 04 2022

    A truly excellent resource!

    A truly excellent resource!