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The Resource Bayesian models : a statistical primer for ecologists, N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

Bayesian models : a statistical primer for ecologists, N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

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Bayesian models : a statistical primer for ecologists
Title
Bayesian models
Title remainder
a statistical primer for ecologists
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N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten
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eng
Summary
"Bayesian modeling has become an indispensable tool for ecological research because it is uniquely suited to deal with complexity in a statistically coherent way. This textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the latest Bayesian methods--in language ecologists can understand. Unlike other books on the subject, this one emphasizes the principles behind the computations, giving ecologists a big-picture understanding of how to implement this powerful statistical approach. Bayesian Models is an essential primer for non-statisticians. It begins with a definition of probability and develops a step-by-step sequence of connected ideas, including basic distribution theory, network diagrams, hierarchical models, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and inference from single and multiple models. This unique book places less emphasis on computer coding, favoring instead a concise presentation of the mathematical statistics needed to understand how and why Bayesian analysis works. It also explains how to write out properly formulated hierarchical Bayesian models and use them in computing, research papers, and proposals. This primer enables ecologists to understand the statistical principles behind Bayesian modeling and apply them to research, teaching, policy, and management. Presents the mathematical and statistical foundations of Bayesian modeling in language accessible to non-statisticians Covers basic distribution theory, network diagrams, hierarchical models, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and more Deemphasizes computer coding in favor of basic principles Explains how to write out properly factored statistical expressions representing Bayesian models."
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Hobbs, N. Thompson
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index present
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In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1976-
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Hooten, Mevin B.
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  • Ecology
  • Bayesian statistical decision theory
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • SCIENCE
  • Bayesian statistical decision theory
  • Ecology
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Bayesian models : a statistical primer for ecologists, N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; I Fundamentals; 1 PREVIEW; 1.1 A Line of Inference for Ecology; 1.2 An Example Hierarchical Model; 1.3 What Lies Ahead?; 2 DETERMINISTIC MODELS; 2.1 Modeling Styles in Ecology; 2.2 A Few Good Functions; 3 PRINCIPLES OF PROBABILITY; 3.1 Why Bother with First Principles?; 3.2 Rules of Probability; 3.3 Factoring Joint Probabilities; 3.4 Probability Distributions; 4 LIKELIHOOD; 4.1 Likelihood Functions; 4.2 Likelihood Profiles; 4.3 Maximum Likelihood; 4.4 The Use of Prior Information in Maximum Likelihood; 5 SIMPLE BAYESIAN MODELS; 5.1 Bayes' Theorem
  • 5.2 The Relationship between Likelihood and Bayes'5.3 Finding the Posterior Distribution in Closed Form; 5.4 More about Prior Distributions; 6 HIERARCHICAL BAYESIAN MODELS; 6.1 What Is a Hierarchical Model?; 6.2 Example Hierarchical Models; 6.3 When Are Observation and Process Variance Identifiable?; II Implementation; 7 MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO; 7.1 Overview; 7.2 How Does MCMC Work?; 7.3 Specifics of the MCMC Algorithm; 7.4 MCMC in Practice; 8 INFERENCE FROM A SINGLE MODEL; 8.1 Model Checking; 8.2 Marginal Posterior Distributions; 8.3 Derived Quantities
  • 8.4 Predictions of Unobserved Quantities8.5 Return to the Wildebeest; 9 INFERENCE FROM MULTIPLE MODELS; 9.1 Model Selection; 9.2 Model Probabilities and Model Averaging; 9.3 Which Method to Use?; III Practice in Model Building; 10 WRITING BAYESIAN MODELS; 10.1 A General Approach; 10.2 An Example of Model Building: Aboveground Net Primary Production in Sagebrush Steppe; 11 PROBLEMS; 11.1 Fisher's Ticks; 11.2 Light Limitation of Trees; 11.3 Landscape Occupancy of Swiss Breeding Birds; 11.4 Allometry of Savanna Trees; 11.5 Movement of Seals in the North Atlantic; 12 SOLUTIONS
  • 12.1 Fisher's Ticks12.2 Light Limitation of Trees; 12.3 Landscape Occupancy of Swiss Breeding Birds; 12.4 Allometry of Savanna Trees; 12.5 Movement of Seals in the North Atlantic; Afterword; Acknowledgments; A Probability Distributions and Conjugate Priors; Bibliography; Index
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ocn921131921
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400866557
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400866557
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  • 803585
  • 22573/ctt1dr30zr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921131921
Label
Bayesian models : a statistical primer for ecologists, N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; I Fundamentals; 1 PREVIEW; 1.1 A Line of Inference for Ecology; 1.2 An Example Hierarchical Model; 1.3 What Lies Ahead?; 2 DETERMINISTIC MODELS; 2.1 Modeling Styles in Ecology; 2.2 A Few Good Functions; 3 PRINCIPLES OF PROBABILITY; 3.1 Why Bother with First Principles?; 3.2 Rules of Probability; 3.3 Factoring Joint Probabilities; 3.4 Probability Distributions; 4 LIKELIHOOD; 4.1 Likelihood Functions; 4.2 Likelihood Profiles; 4.3 Maximum Likelihood; 4.4 The Use of Prior Information in Maximum Likelihood; 5 SIMPLE BAYESIAN MODELS; 5.1 Bayes' Theorem
  • 5.2 The Relationship between Likelihood and Bayes'5.3 Finding the Posterior Distribution in Closed Form; 5.4 More about Prior Distributions; 6 HIERARCHICAL BAYESIAN MODELS; 6.1 What Is a Hierarchical Model?; 6.2 Example Hierarchical Models; 6.3 When Are Observation and Process Variance Identifiable?; II Implementation; 7 MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO; 7.1 Overview; 7.2 How Does MCMC Work?; 7.3 Specifics of the MCMC Algorithm; 7.4 MCMC in Practice; 8 INFERENCE FROM A SINGLE MODEL; 8.1 Model Checking; 8.2 Marginal Posterior Distributions; 8.3 Derived Quantities
  • 8.4 Predictions of Unobserved Quantities8.5 Return to the Wildebeest; 9 INFERENCE FROM MULTIPLE MODELS; 9.1 Model Selection; 9.2 Model Probabilities and Model Averaging; 9.3 Which Method to Use?; III Practice in Model Building; 10 WRITING BAYESIAN MODELS; 10.1 A General Approach; 10.2 An Example of Model Building: Aboveground Net Primary Production in Sagebrush Steppe; 11 PROBLEMS; 11.1 Fisher's Ticks; 11.2 Light Limitation of Trees; 11.3 Landscape Occupancy of Swiss Breeding Birds; 11.4 Allometry of Savanna Trees; 11.5 Movement of Seals in the North Atlantic; 12 SOLUTIONS
  • 12.1 Fisher's Ticks12.2 Light Limitation of Trees; 12.3 Landscape Occupancy of Swiss Breeding Birds; 12.4 Allometry of Savanna Trees; 12.5 Movement of Seals in the North Atlantic; Afterword; Acknowledgments; A Probability Distributions and Conjugate Priors; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn921131921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866557
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400866557
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 803585
  • 22573/ctt1dr30zr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921131921

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