Resource Selection by Animals: Statistical design and analysis for field studies

Hardcover | December 31, 1992

byB.B. Manly, Lyman L. McDonald, Dana L. Dana L. Thomas

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This book gives a clear and consistent framework for the study of how animals select their resources (food and habitat) by taking the reader through different types of study design. It is an invaluable handbook for field biologists, especially those concerned with the management and conservation of wildlife.

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This book gives a clear and consistent framework for the study of how animals select their resources (food and habitat) by taking the reader through different types of study design. It is an invaluable handbook for field biologists, especially those concerned with the management and conservation of wildlife.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.39 inPublished:December 31, 1992Publisher:Springer

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ISBN - 10:0412401401

ISBN - 13:9780412401404

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Table of Contents

Introduction to resource selection studies. Examples of the use of resource selectory studies. Examples of the use of resource selection functions. Statistical modelling procedures. Studies with resources defined by several categories. Estimating a resource selection probability function from a census of resource units using logistic regression. Estimating a resource selection probability function from a census of resource units at several points in time using the proportional hazards model. Estimating a resource selection function from samples of resource units using proportional hazards and log-linear models. Estimating a resource selection function from two samples of resource units using logistic regression and discriminant function methods. General log-linear modelling. Analysis of the amount of use. The comparison of selection for different types of resource unit. References. Index.

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`Bryan Manly has more experience than most in guiding the unwary biologist through unchartered statistical territory...this book will prove enlightening to the mathematically-minded biologist...' Biodiversity and Conservation `The authors...consider with a lot of care various types of design allowing to assess to which degree a resource is selected, with reference to its availability... Classification is illustrated with a few detailed examples from the literature, for which data are given. These examples are followed throughout the book, which makes the reading easy and pleasant...This book certainly meets its subtitle by giving a thorough and comprehensive overview of 'statistical design and analysis for field studies' of resource selection.' Acta Oecologia