Analysis of Resource Selection by Animals

TitleAnalysis of Resource Selection by Animals
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMilspaugh, J.J., Rota C.T., Gitzen R.A, Bonnot T.W., Belant J.L., Ayers C.R., Kesler D.C., and Montgomery R.A.
Book TitlePopulation Ecology in Practice: Underused, Misused, and Abused Methods
CityNew Yoirk
ISBN Number978-0-470-67414-7

The book provides an overview of the key analytical approaches that are currently used in demographic, genetic, and spatial analyses in population ecology. The chapters present current problems, introduce advances in analytical methods and models, and demonstrate the applications of quantitative methods to ecological data. The book covers new tools for designing robust field studies; estimation of abundance and demographic rates; matrix population models and analyses of population dynamics; and current approaches for genetic and spatial analysis. Each chapter is illustrated by empirical examples based on real datasets, with a companion website that offers online exercises and examples of computer code in the R statistical software platform. 

Fills a niche for a book that emphasizes applied aspects of population analysis
Covers many of the current methods being used to analyse population dynamics and structure
Illustrates the application of specific analytical methods through worked examples based on real datasets
Offers readers the opportunity to work through examples or adapt the routines to their own datasets using computer code in the R statistical platform