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Occupancy in community-level studies

April 3, 2018

Another type of multi-species studies, are those focused on community-level metrics such as species richness. In this chapter we detail how some of the single-species occupancy models described in earlier chapters have been applied, or extended, for use in such studies, while accounting for imperfect detection. We highlight how Bayesian methods using MCMC are particularly useful in such settings to easily calculate relevant community-level summaries based on presence/absence data. These modeling approaches can be used to assess richness at a single point in time, or to investigate changes in the species pool over time.

Publication Year 2018
Title Occupancy in community-level studies
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-407197-1.00020-X
Authors Darryl I. MacKenzie, James D. Nichols, Andy Royle, Kenneth H. Pollock, Larissa L. Bailey, James E. Hines
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70196352
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center