Sampling Rare or Elusive Species Concepts, Designs, and Techniques for Estimating Population Parameters

ISBN-10: 1559634510

ISBN-13: 9781559634519

Edition: 2nd 2005

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Information regarding population status and abundance of rare species plays a key role in resource management decisions. Ideally, data should be collected using statistically sound sampling methods, but by their very nature, rare or elusive species pose a difficult sampling challenge. Sampling Rare or Elusive Species describes the latest sampling designs and survey methods for reliably estimating occupancy, abundance, and other population parameters of rare, elusive, or otherwise hard-to-detect plants and animals. It offers a mixture of theory and application, with actual examples from terrestrial, aquatic, and marine habitats around the world. Sampling Rare or Elusive Species is the first volume devoted entirely to this topic and provides natural resource professionals with a suite of innovative approaches to gathering population status and trend data. It represents an invaluable reference for natural resource professionals around the world, including fish and wildlife biologists, ecologists, biometricians, natural resource managers, and all others whose work or research involves rare or elusive species.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 429
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Sampling rare populations
Separating components of detection probability in abundance estimation : an overview with diverse examples
Indexes as surrogates to abundance for low-abundance species
Application of adaptive sampling to biological populations
Two-phase adaptive stratified sampling
Sequential sampling for rare or geographically clustered populations
Occupancy estimation and modeling for rare and elusive populations
A Bayesian approach to estimating presence when a species is undetected
Searching for new populations of rare plant species in remote locations
Using noninvasive genetic sampling to detect and estimate abundance of rare wildlife species
Photographic sampling of elusive mammals in tropical forests
Using probability sampling of animal tracks in snow to estimate population size
Sampling rockfish populations : adaptive sampling and hydroacoustics
Survival estimation in bats : historical overview, critical appraisal, and suggestions for new approaches
Evaluating methods for monitoring populations of Mexican spotted owls : a case study
Future directions in estimating abundance of rare or elusive species
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