All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Ecology  Ecological Theory & Practice

Bayesian Inference With Ecological Applications

Handbook / Manual
By: William A Link and Richard J Barker
Publisher: Academic Press
Bayesian Inference
Click to have a closer look
  • Bayesian Inference ISBN: 9780123748546 Hardback Aug 2009 Usually dispatched within 1 week
Price: £52.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Statistical theory is primarily a product of the twentieth century. The prevailing school of thought builds on the frequentist philosophy developed by R.A. Fisher, the eminent biological theorist and experimentalist. Fisher's philosophy has been so thoroughly embraced that it has been labeled the 'classical' approach, even though the alternative Bayesian philosophy antedates it by more than a century.

Frequentist thinking has prevailed over Bayesian primarily because of the practical difficulty of fitting all but the simplest Bayesian models. Wildlife statistics has been almost entirely conducted in the frequentist mode. However, wildlife data are most naturally described in terms of hierarchical models, and these models are best analyzed using Bayesian tools. The advent of fast personal computers and easily available software has nearly removed the difficulties in fitting Bayesian models, and hierarchical models in particular. Hierarchical models describe stochastic population processes governing data and these processes are the real focus of scientific inquiry.

This book takes the reader into the domain of Bayesian inference where complex hierarchical modelling is made possible. It features engagingly written text specifically designed to demystifying a complex subject. It includes examples drawn from ecology and wildlife research. It offers an essential grounding for graduate and research ecologists in this rapidly adopted statistical technique. It also features a companion website with analytical software and examples. It is written by leading authors with world class reputations in Ecology and Biostatistics.

Customer Reviews

Handbook / Manual
By: William A Link and Richard J Barker
Publisher: Academic Press
Current promotions
British WildlifeoupNest Box Price List 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue