Bayesian inference with ecological applications

This text is written to provide a mathematically sound but accessible and engaging introduction to Bayesian inference specifically for environmental scientists, ecologists and wildlife biologists. It emphasizes the power and usefulness of Bayesian methods in an ecological context. The advent of fast...

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Main Author: Link, William August
Other Authors: Barker, Richard J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam Elsevier/Academic 2010, 2010
Edition:1st ed
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Collection: Elsevier ScienceDirect eBooks - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This text is written to provide a mathematically sound but accessible and engaging introduction to Bayesian inference specifically for environmental scientists, ecologists and wildlife biologists. It emphasizes the power and usefulness of Bayesian methods in an ecological context. The advent of fast personal computers and easily available software has simplified the use of Bayesian and hierarchical models . One obstacle remains for ecologists and wildlife biologists, namely the near absence of Bayesian texts written specifically for them. The book includes many relevant examples, is supported by software and examples on a companion website and will become an essential grounding in this approach for students and research ecologists. . Engagingly written text specifically designed to demystify a complex subject . Examples drawn from ecology and wildlife research . An essential grounding for graduate and research ecologists in the increasingly prevalent Bayesian approach to inference . Companion website with analytical software and examples . Leading authors with world-class reputations in ecology and biostatistics
Physical Description:online resource (xiii, 339 pages) illustrations (some color)
ISBN:0080889808
9780123748546
0123748542
9780080889801