Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

New Development of Statistical Analysis in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecological Research Conference, University of Missouri, USA, 13-16 October, 2004.

Abstract

This special issue contains ten papers on the advance understanding of statistical problems in wildlife, fisheries, and ecology. Each article presents a new statistical method and illustrates the method using real data sets including moose (Alces alces) and brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Alaska, elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) in South Dakota, wildfires, Missouri red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), and the Eurasian collared-dove (Streptopelia decaocto). The statistical methods are quite diverse, ranging from finite-population block kriging to a parametric linear regression model for autocovariances to Bayesian hierarchical models to regression based cluster analysis.