Bayesian Population Analysis using WinBUGS: A hierarchical perspective

Paperback | September 28, 2011

byMarc Kery, Michael SchaubEditorMarc Kery

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Bayesian statistics has exploded into biology and its sub-disciplines, such as ecology, over the past decade. The free software program WinBUGS, and its open-source sister OpenBugs, is currently the only flexible and general-purpose program available with which the average ecologist can conduct standard and non-standard Bayesian statistics. Comprehensive and richly commented examples illustrate a wide range of models that are most relevant to the research of a modern population ecologist All WinBUGS/OpenBUGS analyses are completely integrated in software R Includes complete documentation of all R and WinBUGS code required to conduct analyses and shows all the necessary steps from having the data in a text file out of Excel to interpreting and processing the output from WinBUGS in R

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Bayesian statistics has exploded into biology and its sub-disciplines, such as ecology, over the past decade. The free software program WinBUGS, and its open-source sister OpenBugs, is currently the only flexible and general-purpose program available with which the average ecologist can conduct standard and non-standard Bayesian statis...

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Bayesian Population Analysis using WinBUGSis an introduction to the analysis of distribution, abundance, and population dynamics of animals and plants using hierarchical models implemented in the leading Bayesian software WinBUGS. It will be of interest to quantitative scientists working in the fields of population ecology, conservatio...

Dr Kery is a Population Ecologist with the Swiss Ornithological Institute and a courtesy professor ("Privatdozent") at the University of Zürich/Switzerland, from where he received his PhD in Ecology in 2000. He is an expert in the estimation and modeling of abundance, distribution and species richness in "metapopulation designs" (i.e.,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:554 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 28, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Very brief introduction to Bayesian statistical modeling

3. Introduction to the generalized linear model (GLM): The simplest model for count data

4. Introduction to random effects: The conventional Poisson GLMM for count data

5. State-space models

6. Estimation of population size

7. Estimation of survival probabilities using capture-recapture data

8. Estimation of survival probabilities using mark-recovery data

9. Multistate capture-recapture models

10. Estimation of survival and recruitment using the Jolly-Seber model

11. Integrated population models

12. Metapopulation modeling of abundance using hierarchical Poisson regression

13. Metapopulation modeling of species distributions using hierarchical logistic regression

14. Concluding remarks