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Title Resource selection by animals : statistical design and analysis for field studies / Bryan F.J. Manly, Lyman L. McDonald, Dana L. Thomas.
Imprint London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1993.

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 Main Stacks  QL756.5 .M34 1993    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 175 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-172) and index.
Subject Animals -- Food -- Statistical methods.
Food preferences -- Statistical methods.
Habitat selection -- Statistical methods.
Experimental design.
Animals.
Food Preferences.
Models, Statistical.
Research Design.
Contents Introduction to resource selection studies -- Motivation and definitions -- Data for resource selection studies -- Sampling designs -- Sampling protocols -- Indices of selection -- Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals -- Examples of the use of resource selection functions -- Examples -- Sample designs -- Assumptions -- Statistical modelling procedures -- Simple sample comparisons -- Testing coefficients of individual X variables -- Log-likelihood chi-squared tests -- Analysis of residuals -- Multiple tests and confidence intervals -- Studies with resources defined by several categories -- Sampling designs and protocols -- Ratios of random variables -- Chi-squared tests -- Design I with known proportions of available resource units -- Tests on proportions of used units -- Inferences concerning selection ratios -- Comparison of selection ratios -- Design I with estimated proportions of available resource units -- Design II with sampling protocol A -- Census of available resource units -- Sample of available resource units -- Design III with sampling protocol A.
(cont) Census of available resource units -- Sample of available resource units -- Estimating a resource selection probability function from a census of resource units using logistic regression -- Estimating the logistic function -- -- Estimating resource selection probability functions from a census of resource units at several points in time using the proportional hazards model -- Estimating the proportional hazards function -- Estimating a resource selection function from samples of resource units using proportional hazards and log-linear models -- Expected sample frequencies for resource units -- Proportional hazards model -- Small proportion of resource units used -- Only samples of unused resource units available -- Estimating parameters from sample data -- Inferences with sample data -- Estimating a resource selection function from two samples of resource units using logistic regression and discriminant function methods -- Logistic regression -- Linear discriminant function analysis -- Quadratic discriminant function analysis -- General log-linear modelling.
(cont) Fitting models to data -- Analysis of the amount of use -- Analysis of counts of the amount of use -- Analysis of continuous measures of the amount of use -- Mixtures of zeros and positive measures of the amount of use -- Comparison of selection for different types of resource unit -- Variances for estimates and their differences.
Other Author McDonald, Lyman L.
Thomas, Dana L.