Occupancy in community-level studies

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Occupancy in community-level studies
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-407197-1.00020-X
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 27 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Occupancy estimation and modeling (Second edition)
First page 557
Last page 583