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Introduction to modeling in wildlife and resource conservation

Author: R Norman Owen-Smith
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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CD-ROM contains: Models -- True BASIC programming language [trial version].
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Norman Owen-Smith
ISBN: 9781405144391 1405144394
OCLC Number: 76064632
Description: xii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introduction: why learn modeling? --
A starting problem: conservation of the dodo --
Descriptive models: choosing an equation --
Structured population models: age, size, or stage --
Consumer-resource models: population interactions --
Simulation models: assessing understanding --
Harvesting models: adaptive management --
Population viability models: risk analysis --
Metapopulation models: spreading the risk --
Modeling infectious diseases: outbreak dynamics --
Scenario models: exploring options --
Vegetation models: biomass to gap dynamics --
State transition models: habitat patch dynamics --
Habitat suitability models: adaptive behavior --
Reconciling models with data: statistical diagnosis.
Other Titles: Modeling in wildlife and resource conservation
Responsibility: Norman Owen-Smith.
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This book provides students with the skills to develop their own models for application in conservation biology and wildlife management. Assuming no special mathematical expertise, the computational  Read more...

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