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Modeling the population dynamics of herring in the Prince William Sound, Alaska
The Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) population in Prince William Sound, Alaska crashed in 1992-93 and has yet to recover, affecting food web dynamics in the Sound and impacting Alaskan communities. To help researchers design and implement the most effective monitoring, management, and recovery programs, a Bayesian assessment ...
Using Presence-Absence Data on Areal Units to Model the Ranges and Range Shifts of Select South African Bird Species
The study of where species occur is an important concern in ecology. Over the last decade, the occupancy model has been the primary tool used in attempts to answer where, when and why species occur where they do. In this dissertation, the occupancy model is improved upon by adding a spatial component to account for similarities ...
A graphical user interface (GUI) input-based algorithm to automate generation of multi-state models for release-recapture studies
Release-recapture studies represent an important branch of population analysis and are the primary method used to investigate population survival and migration. As researchers seek to answer more detailed questions about the populations under study, and as the study designs themselves become increasingly complex, the models ...