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Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies

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  • Creator edited by Robert A. Gitzen ... [and others]
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • xxiv, 560 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780521191548, 0521191548, 9780521139298, 0521139295
  • OCLC ocn779606810


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Section I. Overview -- Ecological monitoring : The heart of the matter / Robert A. Gitzen and Joshua J. Millspaugh -- An overview of statistical considerations in long-term monitoring / Joel H. Reynolds -- Monitoring (that) matters / Douglas H. Johnson -- Maximizing the utility of monitoring to the adaptive management of natural resources / William L. Kendall and Clinton T. Moore -- section II. Survey design -- Spatial sampling designs for long-term ecological monitoring / Trent McDonald -- Spatially balanced survey designs for natural resources / Anthony R. Olsen, Thomas M. Kincaid and Quinn Payton -- The role of monitoring design in detecting trend in long-term ecological monitoring studies / N. Scott Urquhart -- Estimating variance components and related parameters when planning long-term monitoring programs / John R. Skalski -- Variance components estimation for continuous and discrete data, with emphasis on cross-classified sampling designs / Brian R. Gray -- Simulating future uncertainty to guide the selection of survey designs for long-term monitoring / Steven L. Garman, E. William Schweiger, and Daniel J. Manier --
  • Section III. Data analysis -- Analysis options for estimating status and trends in long-term monitoring / Jonathan Bart and Hawthorne L. Beyer -- Analytical options for estimating ecological thresholds : statistical considerations / Song S. Qian -- The treatment of missing data in long-term monitoring programs / Douglas H. Johnson and Michael B. Soma -- Survey analysis in natural resource monitoring programs with a focus on cumulative distribution functions / Thomas M. Kincaid and Anthony R. Olsen -- Structural equation modeling and the analysis of long-term monitoring data / James B. Grace, Jon E. Keeley Darren J. Johnson, and Kenneth A. Bollen -- section IV. Advanced issues and applications -- GRTS and graphs : monitoring natural resources in urban landscapes / Todd R. Lookingbill, John Paul Schmit, and Shawn L. Carter -- Incorporating predicted species distribution in adaptive and conventional sampling designs / David R. Smith, Lei Yuancai, Christopher A. Walter, and John A. Young -- Study design and analysis options for demographic and species occurrence dynamics / Darryl I. MacKenzie -- Dealing with incomplete and variable detectability in multi-year, multi-site monitoring of ecological populations / Sarah J. Converse and J. Andrew Royle -- Optimal spatio-temporal monitoring designs for characterizing population trends / Mevin B. Hooten, Beth E. Ross, and Christopher K. Wikle -- Use of citizen-science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference / Wesley M. Hochachka, Daniel Fink, and Benjamin Zuckerberg -- section V. Conclusion -- Institutionalizing an effective long-term monitoring program in the US National Park Service / Steven G. Fancy and Robert E. Bennetts -- Choosing among long-term ecological monitoring programs and knowing when to stop / Hugh P. Possingham, Richard A. Fuller, and Liana N. Joseph