The potential of integrated population modelling

Besbeas, Panagiotis and Freeman, Stephen N. and Morgan, Byron J. T. (2005) The potential of integrated population modelling. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 47 (1). pp. 35-48. ISSN 1369-1473 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Recent work has shown how the Kalman filter can be used to provide a simple framework for the integrated analysis of wild animal census and mark-recapture-recovery data. The approach has been applied to data on a range of bird species, on Soay sheep and on grey seals. This paper reviews the basic ideas, and then indicates the potential of the method through a series of new applications to data on the northern lapwing, a species of conservation interest that has been in decline in Britain for the past 20 years. The paper analyses a national index, as well as data from individual sites; it looks for a change-point in productivity, corresponding to the start of the decline in numbers, considers how to select appropriate covariates, and compares productivity between different habitats. The new procedures can be applied singly or in combination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: census data • Common Birds Census • habitat differences • Kalman filter • lapwings • Leslie matrix models • maximum likelihood • multivariate normal approximation • productivity • ring-recovery data • state-space models • Vanellus vanellus • variable selection
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: 05 Sep 2008 11:09
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 10:30
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