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Title: Bayesian analysis of multi-species demography : synchrony and integrated population models for a breeding community of seabirds
Author: Lahoz-Monfort, Jose´ Joaqui´n
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2012
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In the study of wildlife populations, demographic data have traditionally been analysed independently for different species, even within communities. With environmental conditions changing rapidly, there is a need to move beyond single-species models and consider how communities respond to environmental drivers. This thesis proposes a modelling framework to study multi-species synchrony in demographic parameters, using random effects to partition year-to-year variation into synchronous and asyn- chronous components. The approach also allows us to quantify the contribution of environmental covariates as synchronising/desynchronising agents
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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