Bayesian Methods for Ecology

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Bayesian Methods for Ecology

By Michael A. McCarthy

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The interest in using Bayesian methods in ecology is increasing, however many ecologists have difficulty with conducting the required analyses. McCarthy bridges that gap, using a clear and accessible style. The text also incorporates case studies to demonstrate mark-recapture analysis, development of population models and the use of subjective judgement. The advantages of Bayesian methods, are also described here, for example, the incorporation of any relevant prior information and the ability to assess the evidence in favour of competing hypotheses. Free software is available as well as an accompanying web-site containing the data files and WinBUGS codes. Bayesian Methods for Ecology will appeal to academic researchers, upper undergraduate and graduate students of Ecology.

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Environmental Science & Ecology -> Ecology

Bayesian Methods for Ecology
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 5/10/07
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1107086272
ISBN 13: 9781107086272
Print ISBN: 9780521615594

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