Analysis and Management of Animal Populations

  title={Analysis and Management of Animal Populations},
  author={James B. Grand and Byron K. Williams and James D. Nichols and Michael J. Conroy},
Abundance and site fidelity of bottlenose dolphins off a remote oceanic island (Reunion Island, southwest Indian Ocean)
Funding information Conseil Régional de La Réunion; DEAL Réunion; European Commission Abstract This study represents the first comprehensive assessment of the population dynamics and residency of
Top-down limitation of lemmings revealed by experimental reduction of predators.
The results confirm that predation limits lemming population growth during the summer due to its negative impact on survival, and it is possible that in winter, predation may interact with other factors affecting reproduction and ultimately population cycles.
Effective use of data from monitoring programs and field studies for conservation decision making: predictions, designs and models working together
A hierarchical sampling design providing for assessment and monitoring of key state variables and incorporating temporal, spatial, and management controls as feasible, and manipulative experiments such as supplemental feeding to test specific predictions at specific sites are outlined.
Structured decision making as a proactive approach to dealing with sea level rise in Florida
The ideas about adaptation of natural resource management to SLR are illustrated by modeling a non-stationary system using a numerical example and additional examples of an SDM approach for managing species that may be affected bySLR are provided, with a focus on the endangered Florida manatee.
A review of designs for capture–mark–recapture studies in discrete time
The history of CMR designs developed for discrete time models is reviewed with a focus on the assumptions of those designs, the parameters that can be estimated, the question thatCan be addressed, and the interrelationship among designs.
Handbook of Capture-Recapture Analysis
This book aims to bridge the gap between field-based biologists and statisticians as new methods are developed to deal with more complex data by helping biologists understand state-of-the-art statistical methods for capture–recapture analysis.
Testing Sign Indices to Monitor Voles in Grasslands and Agriculture
The development of a reliable index based on vole sign that does not rely on the repeated use of traps would greatly aid rapid assessment of relative population densities, and allow greater flexibility in both research and management.
Embedding population dynamics in mark-recapture models
Mark-recapture models specified within a state-space framework allow population dynamics models to be embedded in inference ensuring that estimated changes in the population are consistent with assumptions regarding the biology of the modelled population.
Catch Curve and Capture Recapture Models: A Bayesian Combined Approach
This work focuses specifically on capture-recapture data, and the Cormack-Jolly-Seber open population model, and develops a Bayesian method for analyzing catch curve and ages-at-death data, based on the combination of likelihoods developed by Udevitz and Ballachey.
Influence des changements climatiques et des pêcheries industrielles sur la dynamique des populations d'albatros de l'océan austral
Cette these s’inscrit dans le contexte des changements globaux et du rythme accelere d’extinction des especes. Le but est de quantifier l’impact relatif des fluctuations climatiques et des activites