Using scalar models for precautionary assessments of threatened species.

@article{Dunham2006UsingSM,
  title={Using scalar models for precautionary assessments of threatened species.},
  author={Amy E Dunham and H. Resit Akçakaya and Todd S. Bridges},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          1499-506
        }
}
Scalar population models, commonly referred to as count-based models, are based on time-series data of population sizes and may be useful for screening-level ecological risk assessments when data for more complex models are not available. Appropriate use of such models for management purposes, however, requires understanding inherent biases that may exist in these models. Through a series of simulations, which compared predictions of risk of decline of scalar and matrix-based models, we… CONTINUE READING
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