Resource Selection by Animals Book

Resource Selection by Animals


  • Author : B.F. Manly
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306481512
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb

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Resource Selection by Animals Summary:

We have written this book as a guide to the design and analysis of field studies of resource selection, concentrating primarily on statistical aspects of the comparison of the use and availability of resources of different types. Our intended audience is field ecologists in general and, in particular, wildlife and fisheries biologists who are attempting to measure the extent to which real animal populations are selective in their choice of food and habitat. As such, we have made no attempt to address those aspects of theoretical ecology that are concerned with how animals might choose their resources if they acted in an optimal manner. The book is based on the concept of a resource selection function (RSF), where this is a function of characteristics measured on resourceunits such that its value for a unit is proportional to the probability of that unit being used. We argue that this concept leads to a unified theory for the analysis and interpretation of data on resource selection and can replace many ad hoc statistical methods that have been used in the past.

Resource Selection by Animals Book

Resource Selection by Animals


  • Author : B.B. Manly
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0412401401
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

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Resource Selection by Animals Summary:

This book gives a clear and consistent framework for the study of how animals select their resources (food and habitat) by taking the reader through different types of study design. It is an invaluable handbook for field biologists, especially those concerned with the management and conservation of wildlife.

Resource Selection by Animals Book

Resource Selection by Animals


  • Author : B.B. Manly
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401115582
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb

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Resource Selection by Animals Summary:

We have written this book as a guide to the design and analysis of field studies of resource selection, concentrating primarily on statistical aspects of the comparison of the use and availability of resources of different types. Our in tended audience is field ecologists in general and wildlife biologists in particular who are attempting to measure the extent to which real animal populations are selective in their choice of food and habitat. As such, we have made no attempt to address those aspects of theoretical ecology that are concerned with how animals might choose their resources if they acted in an optimal manner. The book is based on the concept of a resource selection function, where this is a function of characteristics measured on resource units such that its value for a unit is proportional to the probability of that unit being used. We argue that this concept leads to a unified theory for the analysis and interpretation of data on resource selection and can replace many ad hoc statistical methods that have been used in the past.

Radio Tracking and Animal Populations Book

Radio Tracking and Animal Populations


  • Author : Joshua Millspaugh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2001-08-14
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080540221
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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Radio Tracking and Animal Populations Summary:

Radio Tracking and Animal Populations is a succinct synthesis of emerging technologies and their applications to the empirical and theoretical problems of population assessment. The book is divided into sections designed to encompass the various aspects of animal ecology that may be evaluated using radiotelemetry technology - experimental design, equipment and technology, animal movement, resource selection, and demographics. Wildlife biologists at the leading edge of new developments in the technology and its application have joined forces.

Spatial Ecology and Conservation Modeling Book
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Spatial Ecology and Conservation Modeling


  • Author : Robert Fletcher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030019891
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb

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Spatial Ecology and Conservation Modeling Summary:

This book provides a foundation for modern applied ecology. Much of current ecology research and conservation addresses problems across landscapes and regions, focusing on spatial patterns and processes. This book is aimed at teaching fundamental concepts and focuses on learning-by-doing through the use of examples with the software R. It is intended to provide an entry-level, easily accessible foundation for students and practitioners interested in spatial ecology and conservation.

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation Book

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation


  • Author : Luigi Boitani
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 525
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199558520
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb

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Carnivore Ecology and Conservation Summary:

Provides concise, yet authoritative descriptions of the most common techniques used to study wild carnivores and to conserve and manage their populations within increasingly human-dominated landscapes.

Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production Book

Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production


  • Author : Wendy M. Rauw
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845933944
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

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Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production Summary:

This book is about resource allocation matters with the aim to further development thoughts and models on resource allocation applied to livestock production. It contains 18 chapters divided into 4 parts which discuss resources and resource allocation patterns, trade-offs, metabolic constraints to resource allocation and the process of homeorhesis with a special emphasis to homeorhesis during heat stress; the relationship between food intake and resources allocated to body maintenance, growth, reproduction and the immune response; the consequences of high production efficiency in pigs, poultry and dairy cattle and the consequences of improved production by means of biological engineering and options to include resource allocation matters in the breeding objective, animal welfare and in resource allocation modelling.

Resource Ecology Book

Resource Ecology


  • Author : Herbert H.T. Prins
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1402068492
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb

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Resource Ecology Summary:

This multi-author book deals with ‘resource ecology’, which is the ecology of trophic interactions between consumers and their resources. All the chapters were subjected to intense group discussions; comments and critiques were subsequently used for writing new versions, which were peer-reviewed. Each chapter is followed by a comment. This makes the book ideal for teaching and course work, because it highlights the fact that ecology is a living and active research field.