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Estimation of a proportion is commonly used in areas such as medicine, biopharmaceutical experiments, etc. Estimation of a proportion using auxiliary information has not been investigated in the literature. Ratio estimators of the population proportion and two-sided confidence intervals based upon auxiliary information are derived in this paper. Real data… (More)
Appendix S2: Linear version of the phylogeny of North American trees.
A new method to derive con®dence intervals for medians in a ®nite population is presented. This method uses multi-auxiliary information through a multivariate regression type estimator of the population distribution function. A simulation study based on four real populations shows its behaviour versus other known methods.
Vertebrate herbivores can be key determinants of grassland plant species richness, although the magnitude of their effects can largely depend on ecosystem and herbivore characteristics. It has been demonstrated that the combined effect of primary productivity and body size is critical when assessing the impact of herbivores on plant richness of… (More)
Recent studies addressing broad-scale species richness gradients have proposed two main primary drivers: contemporary climate and evolutionary processes (differential balance between speciation and extinction). Here, we analyze the global richness patterns of two venomous snake clades, Viperidae and Elapidae. We used ordinary least squares multiple… (More)
Herein we identified the geographic location of protected areas (PAs) critical for strengthening mammalian conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve (RMBA) by assessing sites of particular importance for mammal diversity using different biodiversity criteria (richness, rarity, vulnerability) and a connectivity index. Although 95% of… (More)
Ecological theory predicts that fragmentation aggravates the effects of habitat loss, yet empirical results show mixed evidences, which fail to support the theory instead reinforcing the primary importance of habitat loss. Fragmentation hypotheses have received much attention due to their potential implications for biodiversity conservation, however, animal… (More)