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Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models

Handbook / Manual

Series: Ecological Methods and Concepts

By: Hamish McCallum

348 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #99132 | ISBN: 0865427402
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About this book

Brings together a diverse and scattered literature, to provide clear guidance on how to estimate parameters for models of animal populations. It is not a recipe book of statistical procedures. Instead, it concentrates on how to select the best approach to parameter estimation for a particular problem, and how to ensure that the quality estimated is the appropriate one for the specific purpose of the modeling exercise.


1. Introduction 2. Parameter Estimation Toolbox 3. Population Size 4. Vital Statistics: Birth, Death And Growth Rates 5. Rate Of Increase Of A Population 6. Density Dependence 7. Spatial Parameters 8. Competition 9. Predator-Prey, Host-Parasitoid And Plant-Herbivore Models 10. Host-Pathogen And Host-Parasite Models 11. The State Of The Art References Index

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