The construction of spatial distribution maps and regional occupancy indices from opportunistic records

Dennis, Emily B. and Morgan, Byron J.T. and Freeman, Stephen N. and Ridout, Martin S. and Brereton, Tom and Fox, Richard and Roy, David B. (2015) The construction of spatial distribution maps and regional occupancy indices from opportunistic records. Technical report. University of Kent (Unpublished) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A major advantage of opportunistic citizen-science data is the wide spatial and temporal coverage it provides, relative to long-standing monitoring data obtained from transect sampling, for example. Opportunistic schemes are used to form atlases for many taxa, but only broad trends between multi-year survey periods have typically been studied. Optimal methods for analysing opportunistic data are required, with the aim of greater understanding changes in species’ distributions. We apply occupancy models to opportunistic data in order to create spatial maps and regional indices.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: abundance; BNM; butterflies; citizen science; dynamic map; species distribution
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Depositing User: E.B. Dennis
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 14:31 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 13:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54859 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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