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Predicting species occurrences : issues of accuracy and scale

Author: J Michael Scott
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Predictions about where different species are, where they are not and how they move across a landscape are important aspects of the work of wildlife biologists. Despite the increased use of model  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Scott
ISBN: 1559637870 9781559637879
OCLC Number: 48501074
Description: xvii, 868 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Peter H. Raven --
Preface / Michael F. Goodchild --
Introduction / J. Michael Scott, Patricia J. Heglund, Michael L. Morrison, Jonathan B. Haufler, Martin G. Raphael, William A. Wall, Fred B. Samson --
Introductory Essay: Critical Issues for Improving Predictions / Michael A. Huston --
Conceptual Framework --
Introduction to Part 1: The Conceptual Basis of Species Distribution Modeling: Time for a Paradigm Shift? / Raymond J. O'Connor --
Foundations of Species-Environment Relations / Patricia J. Heglund --
Standard Terminology: Toward a Common Language to Advance Ecological Understanding and Application / Michael L. Morrison, Linnea S. Hall --
Linking Populations and Habitats: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? / Dean F. Stauffer --
Approaches to Habitat Modeling: The Tensions between Pattern and Process and between Specificity and Generality / Beatrice Van Horne --
Case Studies of the Use of Environmental Gradients in Vegetation and Fauna Modeling: Theory and Practice in Australia and New Zealand / Michael P. Austin --
Habitat Models Based on Numerical Comparisons / K. Shawn Smallwood --
The Role of Category Definition in Habitat Models: Practical and Logical Limitations of Using Boolean, Indexed, Probabilistic, and Fuzzy Categories / Kristina E. Hill, Michael W. Binford --
Use of Regional-scale Exploratory Studies to Determine Bird-habitat Relationships / Jock S. Young, Richard L. Hutto --
Temporal and Spatial Scales --
Introduction to Part 2: Role of Temporal and Spatial Scale / Michael L. Morrison.
Responsibility: edited by J. Michael Scott [and others].
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