Subhash R. Lele

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It is unquestionably true that hierarchical models represent an order of magnitude increase in the scope and complexity of models for ecological data. The past decade has seen a tremendous expansion of applications of hierarchical models in ecology. The expansion was primarily due to the advent of the Bayesian computational methods. We congratulate the(More)
Nontraditional or geometric morphometric methods have found wide application in the biological sciences, especially in anthropology, a field with a strong history of measurement of biological form. Controversy has arisen over which method is the "best" for quantifying the morphological difference between forms and for making proper statistical statements(More)
Impediments to animal movement are ubiquitous and vary widely in both scale and permeability. It is essential to understand how impediments alter ecological dynamics via their influence on animal behavioural strategies governing space use and, for anthropogenic features such as roads and fences, how to mitigate these effects to effectively manage species(More)
2 (1) Models accounting for imperfect detection are important. Single-visit methods have been proposed as an alternative to multiple-visits methods to relax the assumption of closed population. Knape and Korner-Nievergelt (2015) showed that under certain models of probability of detection single-visit methods are statistically non-identifiable leading to(More)
Computational convenience has led to widespread use of Bayesian inference with vague or flat priors to analyze state-space models in ecology. Vague priors are claimed to be objective and to let the data speak. Neither of these claims is valid. Statisticians have criticized the use of vague priors from philosophical to computational to pragmatic reasons.(More)
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