Morgan, B.J.T. and Viallefont, A. (2002) Ornithological data. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics . pp. 1495-1499.
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Ornithological data are collected in many different ways, and provide information on important aspects of animal behavior and demography, such as natural selection, movement and migration, memory, fecundity, mate selection, and survival. Birds reflect changes to the environment due for example to global warming or modifications in farming practices, and their scientific study is of clear importance, especially for conservation. Ornithological data may be collected as part of controlled scientific experiments, or may arise through the efforts of large teams of amateur volunteers. The latter is the case for large-scale surveys, which are often characterized by problems of missing data. This article focuses on observational, rather than experimental, data.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics|
|Depositing User:||Judith Broom|
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2009 23:39|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:40|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10519 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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