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Techniques for surveying exploited species

E. J. Milner-Gulland and Marcus Rowcliffe

in Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198530367
eISBN:
9780191713095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530367.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes the methods available for estimating the population parameters that may be needed to assess biological sustainability, including population abundance, population and ... More


Adult Mortality and Modern Growth

Davide Fiaschi and Tamara Fioroni

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

in Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the role of increased adult longevity and technological progress in the transition from Malthusian equilibrium to modern growth. Empirical evidence suggests a general upward ... More


Helping Doctors and Patients Make Sense of Health Statistics

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many doctors, patients, journalists, and politicians alike do not understand what health statistics mean, or they draw wrong conclusions without noticing. The causes of statistical illiteracy should ... More


Disease as a Potential Factor in Population Changes

Charles J. Krebs

in Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses diseases as the most likely cause for rodent population fluctuations. It first describes a study carried out on vole tuberculosis and population fluctuations, and then ... More


Water vole restoration in the Upper Thames

Tom P. Moorhouse, Merryl Gelling, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

A replicated reintroduction experiment of water voles Arvicola terrestris in the Upper Thames was undertaken to reverse the species’ decline, and to learn lessons for future reintroductions. Cohorts ... More


Age-Grouping, Time-Specific Life-Tables, and Predictive Population Models

Peter A. Henderson

in Southwood's Ecological Methods

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198862277
eISBN:
9780191895067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862277.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter describes techniques to create life-tables for animals whose generations overlap widely. Age-grouping is a prerequisite for these methods, which have been most widely applied to ... More


Scottish National Mortality and its Wider Context

Michael Anderson and Corinne Roughley

in Scotland's Populations from the 1850s to Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805830
eISBN:
9780191843747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805830.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In historical studies of Scottish mortality compared with other countries, expectation of life at birth is highly misleading because, until the early twentieth century, Scotland’s relatively low ... More


A Statistical Study

David Gleicher

in The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic: A Revisionist History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893410
eISBN:
9781786944634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893410.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter tests the conclusions made over the course of the journal by studying the statistical likelihood of a passenger surviving the sinking of the ship. It is based around factors including ... More


In Conclusion

David Gleicher

in The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic: A Revisionist History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893410
eISBN:
9781786944634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893410.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter concludes the findings of the journal. It states that contrary to the ‘popular story’ there exists no convincing evidence that passengers in the third class surged against ... More


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