Short course
Occupancy Modeling and Estimation

William Gould, Applied Statistics Program, New Mexico State University, USA

This short course is aimed at an audience of biologists and statisticians/mathematicians interested in learning some tools available for inferring about patterns and dynamics of species occurrence. The short-course content will cover:

1) Introduction to occupancy models, description of applications for biologists.

2) Single season model description, parameters, and estimation.

2b) Example using Giant Wetas from New Zealand (MacKenzie et al. 2006).

3) Multi-season model description, explicit dynamic parameters and estimation including covariates

3b) Example using amphibian occupancy in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

4) Multi-scale occupancy models, description of applications with an example (Nichols et al. 2008)


MacKenzie, D.I., J.D. Nichols, J.A. Royle, K.H. Pollock, L.L. Bailey, and J.E. Hines. 2006. Occupancy estimation and modeling: inferring patterns and dynamics of species occurrence. Academic Press, Burlington, M.A. 324 pp.

Nichols, J. D., L. L. Bailey, A. F. O 00 Connell Jr., N. W. Talancy, E. H. Grant, A. T. Gilbert, E. M. Annand, T. P. Husband, and J.E. Hines. 2008. Multi-scale occupancy estimation and modeling using multiple detection methods. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1321-1329.

Em 12.05.2012
Sala 066 (Colégio Luís António Verney, U.Évora)