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Wildlife collision data are ubiquitous, though challenging for making ecological inference due to typically irreducible uncertainty relating to the sampling process. We illustrate a new approach that is useful for generating inference from predator data arising...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2572v1
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Plant cover data collected by monitoring schemes are often expressed on interval-censored scales to reduce field effort. Existing statistical approaches to such data may not make full use of available information, or may both induce bias and assume more precision...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2532v1
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Bayesian statistics, in contrast to classical statistics, uses probability to represent uncertainty about the state of knowledge. Bayesian statistics has often been associated with the idea that knowledge is subjective and that a probability distribution represents...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1755v1
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The conservation and management of wild populations and ecosystems almost always involves making decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The application of science to the ecological decision-making process was something that the late Professor Daniel Goodman...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1583v1
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Extinctions and threats of extinctions in avifaunas on oceanic islands appear to be influenced by several island characteristics and introduced mammalian predators. These predators may have caused a “filter effect”; low numbers of threatened avian species on some...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1528v1
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The Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR), Lahad Datu, Sabah is a popular tourist spot in Malaysia. It is the largest wildlife reserve in Sabah, mainly focusing on endangered mammals and birds. Thus, in this research, it is proposed to include invertebrates’ information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1313v1
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Tabin Wildlife Resort in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu, Sabah is a popular tourist spot in Malaysia for being the largest wildlife reserve by mainly focusing on endangered mammals and birds. Thus, in this research, it is proposed to include invertebrates’...

["Conservation Biology","Entomology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1178v1
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The association of species distribution and environmental variables is often complex, with nonlinear and interacting effects. Bayesian hierarchical models can quantify linear and high order effects of the variables, as well as their interaction effects. Their strength...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.871v1
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Restoration ecology is a rapidly growing field of research. The statistical analyses and experimental designs used in this field have likely also expanded. In this review, the statistical scope of the restoration ecology of invaded grasslands will be investigated....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.558v1
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Proficiency in mathematics and statistics is essential to modern ecological science, yet few studies have assessed the level of quantitative training received by ecologists. To do so, we conducted an online survey. The 937 respondents were mostly early-career scientists...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.53v2
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1. Occupancy – the proportion of area occupied by a species – is a key notion for addressing important questions in ecology, biogeography and conservation biology. Occupancy models allow estimating and inferring about species occurrence while accounting for false...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.84v1
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