Introduction to Modeling in Wildlife and Resource Conservation
By (author) Norman Owen-Smith
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Introduction to Modeling in Wildlife and Resource Conservation by Norman Owen-Smith
Book DescriptionThis book provides students with the skills to develop their own models for application in conservation biology and wildlife management. Assuming no special mathematical expertise, the computational models used are kept simple and show how to develop models in both spreadsheet and programming language format. * Develops thought-provoking applications which emphasize the value of modeling as a learning tool * Examines basic descriptive equations, matrix representations, consumer-resources interactions, applications in simulation, scenarios, harvesting, population viability, metapopulation dynamics, disease outbreaks, vegetation stage and state dynamics, habitat suitability assessment, and model selection statistics * Includes a wide range of examples relating to birds, fish, plants and large African mammals
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405144391
(234mm x 158mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norman Owen-Smith
Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Norman Owen-Smith
Edited and authored by top international scientists in this area Reconciles theoretical models with the latest data on population dynamics Develops new models for identifying factors and processes that change abundance.
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Author Biography - Norman Owen-Smith
Norman Owen-Smith is Research Professor in African Ecology in the School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He teaches ecology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is well-known internationally for his research into all aspects of wildlife ecology and bioresource conservation.
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