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Design and Analysis of Long-Term Ecological Monitoring Studies. Edited by Robert A. Gitzen ... [Et Al.]


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List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Overview: 1. Ecological monitoring: the heart of the matter Robert A. Gitzen and Joshua J. Millspaugh; 2. An overview of statistical considerations in long-term monitoring Joel H. Reynolds; 3. Monitoring (that) matters Douglas H. Johnson; 4. Maximizing the utility of monitoring to the adaptive management of natural resources William L. Kendall and Clinton T. Moore; Part II. Survey Design: 5. Spatial sampling designs for long-term ecological monitoring Trent McDonald; 6. Spatially balanced survey designs for natural resources Anthony R. Olsen, Thomas M. Kincaid and Quinn Payton; 7. The role of monitoring design in detecting trend in long-term ecological monitoring studies N. Scott Urquhart; 8. Estimating variance components and related parameters when planning long-term monitoring programs John R. Skalski; 9. Variance components estimation for continuous and discrete data, with emphasis on cross-classified sampling designs Brian R. Gray; 10. Simulating future uncertainty to guide the selection of survey designs for long-term monitoring Steven L. Garman, E. William Schweiger and Daniel J. Manier; Part III. Data Analysis: 11. Analysis options for estimating status and trends in long-term monitoring Jonathan Bart and Hawthorne L. Beyer; 12. Analytical options for estimating ecological thresholds - statistical considerations Song S. Qian; 13. The treatment of missing data in long-term monitoring programs Douglas H. Johnson and Michael B. Soma; 14. Survey analysis in natural resource monitoring programs with a focus on cumulative distribution functions Thomas M. Kincaid and Anthony R. Olsen; 15. Structural equation modeling and the analysis of long-term monitoring data James B. Grace, Jon E. Keeley, Darren J. Johnson and Kenneth A. Bollen; Part IV. Advanced Issues and Applications: 16. GRTS and graphs: monitoring natural resources in urban landscapes Todd R. Lookingbill, John Paul Schmit and Shawn L. Carter; 17. Incorporating predicted species distribution in adaptive and conventional sampling designs David R. Smith, Lei Yuancai, Christopher A. Walter and John A. Young; 18. Study design and analysis options for demographic and species occurrence dynamics Darryl I. MacKenzie; 19. Dealing with incomplete and variable detectability in multi-year, multi-site monitoring of ecological populations Sarah J. Converse and J. Andrew Royle; 20. Optimal spatio-temporal monitoring designs for characterizing population trends Mevin B. Hooten, Beth E. Ross and Christopher K. Wikle; 21. Use of citizen-science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference Wesley M. Hochachka, Daniel Fink and Benjamin Zuckerberg; Part V. Conclusion: 22. Institutionalizing an effective long-term monitoring program in the US National Park Service Steven G. Fancy and Robert E. Bennetts; 23. Choosing among long-term ecological monitoring programs and knowing when to stop Hugh P. Possingham, Richard A. Fuller and Liana N. Joseph; References; Index.

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Comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage of fundamental and advanced statistical tools and issues relevant to long-term ecological monitoring.

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Robert A. Gitzen is a Research Scientist at the School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia. He has worked closely with the US National Park Service to develop monitoring studies in the northern Great Plains and has conducted numerous research studies focused on quantitative methods and wildlife conservation. Joshua J. Millspaugh is Professor and Pauline O'Connor Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Management at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has written and edited three previous books on quantitative methods in ecology, received state and national awards for teaching, and serves frequently on scientific panels addressing pressing conservation issues. Andrew B. Cooper is Associate Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. A quantitative ecologist, he has worked extensively with federal, state/provincial and regional fish and wildlife management agencies as well as a number of environmental conservation organizations in the USA and Canada. Daniel S. Licht is Regional Wildlife Biologist for the Midwest Region of the US National Park Service. Having worked on wildlife issues in many parts of the USA, his experience includes wildlife and habitat management and restoration, inventory and monitoring, research, and program administration.


'... a valuable reference for professionals seeking the latest design and analysis techniques for long-term ecological monitoring.' The Quarterly Review of Biology
'If you do monitoring, you need a copy of this book. It is that good.' Philip M. Dixon, Ecology
"... a valuable reference for professionals seeking the latest design and analysis techniques for long-term ecological monitoring." The Quarterly Review of Biology
"If you do monitoring, you need a copy of this book. It is that good." Philip M. Dixon, Ecology

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