Skip to content

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling
Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence
by Darryl I. MacKenzie James D. Nichols Kenneth H. Pollock J. Andrew Royle Larissa L. Bailey James E. Hines

RRP €67.95

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling
Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence
by Author Name Darryl I. MacKenzie, James D. Nichols, Kenneth H. Pollock, J. Andrew Royle, Larissa L. Bailey, James E. Hines

Book details for title
List Price:67.95
Format: Hardback, 229 x 152 x 24mm, 344pp
Publication date: 30 Nov 2005
Publisher: Academic Press Inc
ISBN-13: 9780120887668


Occupancy Estimation and Modeling is the first book to examine the latest methods in analyzing presence/absence data surveys. Using four classes of models (single-species, single-season; single-species, multiple season; multiple-species, single-season; and multiple-species, multiple-season), the authors discuss the practical sampling situation, present a likelihood-based model enabling direct estimation of the occupancy-related parameters while allowing for imperfect detectability, and make recommendations for designing studies using these models. * Provides authoritative insights into the latest in estimation modeling * Discusses multiple models which lay the groundwork for future study designs * Addresses critical issues of imperfect detectibility and its effects on estimation * Explores the role of probability in estimating in detail


"MacKenzie et al. write clearly and make sensible points that are illustrated with excellent case studies and figures..." - Erica Fleishman, Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences, for ECOLOGY


Ch. 1: Introduction Ch. 2: Occupancy in Ecological Investigations Ch. 3: Fundamental Principles of Statistical Inference Ch. 4: Single-species, Single-season Occupancy Models Ch. 5: Single-species, Single-season Models with Heterogeneous Detection Probabilities Ch. 6: Design Issues for Single-species, Single-season Occupancy Models Ch. 7: Single-species, Multiple-seasons Occupancy Models Ch. 8: Examining the Local Species Pool Ch. 9: Interspecific Relationships Between Species Ch.10: Extensions and Future Work

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: Illustrated