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Density-dependent growth in 'catch-and-wait' fisheries has implications for fisheries management and Marine Protected Areas

Julian Merder, Patricia Browne, Jan A. Freund, Liam Fullbrook, Conor Graham, Mark P. Johnson, Alina Wieczorek, Anne Marie Power
2019 Ambio  
We document 'catch-and-wait' fisheries enhancement where all but the largest lobsters are thrown back, recapturing them later after they have grown to a larger size.  ...  Stock enhancement activities provide an opportunity to examine density-dependent suppression of population biomass which is a fundamental issue for resource management and design of no-take-zones.  ...  A total of 1177 Nephrops individuals were captured, tagged, and released at the study site over the course of the experiment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13280-019-01158-1 pmid:30852778 pmcid:PMC6889112 fatcat:blspcwjazrahvf32efxl6q55y4

Estimating abundance of cryptic but trappable animals using trapping point transects: a case study for Key Largo woodrats

Joanne M. Potts, Stephen T. Buckland, Len Thomas, Anne Savage
2012 Methods in Ecology and Evolution  
We combine elements of capture-recapture and distance sampling, to develop a method called trapping point transects (TPT), and we applied this method to estimate the abundance of the endangered Key Largo  ...  Obtaining robust abundance or density estimates is problematic for many rare or cryptic species.  ...  We thank three anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions, which led to a much improved paper.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.2041-210x.2012.00205.x fatcat:z3uxsaf2qnhzhetvhpxniljcim

Next-Generation Camera Trapping: Systematic Review of Historic Trends Suggests Keys to Expanded Research Applications in Ecology and Conservation

Zackary J. Delisle, Elizabeth A. Flaherty, Mackenzie R. Nobbe, Cole M. Wzientek, Robert K. Swihart
2021 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution  
Notable compositional changes of topics included a decrease in capture-recapture, recent decrease in spatial-capture-recapture, and increases in occupancy, interspecific interactions, and automated image  ...  Camera days, temporal extent, and area sampled increased, with much greater rates for the 0.90 quantile of CT studies compared to the median.  ...  Their review documented increasing prominence of spatial capture-recapture methods for density estimation from 2011 to 2013, reliance on occupancy or relative abundance measures for unmarked populations  ... 
doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.617996 fatcat:notizmvr4bdnbjk7vz2v6aduku

Residency patterns and apparent survival in a cavity-nesting bird: population consequences of nest-box supplementation revealed by a long-term study

Francisco Valera, Radovan Václav
2021 Avian Conservation and Ecology  
Nest type influenced residency patterns, so that males breeding in nest-boxes were more likely to be recaptured in subsequent years at the study site and in the same nest type compared with males associated  ...  survival of a non-excavator cavity-nesting bird species, the European roller (Coracias garrulus), a species of conservation concern.  ...  However, such transience models were not feasible because of estimability problems. Consequently, we only considered timeinvariant models for ϕ estimation given our data (e.g., Cooch and White 2019).  ... 
doi:10.5751/ace-01928-160208 fatcat:jxmx3ujxmncuhpldom5qlqcvei

Do Eco-Evo Feedbacks Help Us Understand Nature? Answers From Studies of the Trinidadian Guppy [chapter]

Joseph Travis, David Reznick, Ronald D. Bassar, Andrés López-Sepulcre, Regis Ferriere, Tim Coulson
2014 Advances in Ecological Research  
The bulk of evolutionary ecology implicitly assumes that ecology shapes evolution, rather than vice versa, but there is increasing interest in the possibility of a two-way interaction.  ...  Dynamic feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary processes (ecoevo feedbacks) have long been recognized in the theoretical literature, and the observation of rapid evolution has since inspired empiricists  ...  The large majority of such long-term mark-recapture studies reveal evidence for substantial directional selection on heritable traits but little evidence of the predicted directional evolution.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-801374-8.00001-3 fatcat:r3akhd2pevdibholyk2tghbh6y

Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change

M. C. Urban, G. Bocedi, A. P. Hendry, J.- B. Mihoub, G. Peer, A. Singer, J. R. Bridle, L. G. Crozier, L. De Meester, W. Godsoe, A. Gonzalez, J. J. Hellmann (+10 others)
2016 Science  
BACKGROUND: As global climate change accelerates, one of the most urgent tasks for the coming decades is to develop accurate predictions about biological responses to guide the effective protection of  ...  Most current predictive models, however, exclude important biological mechanisms such as demography, dispersal, evolution, and species interactions.  ...  However, practical considerations will often limit the number of options that are feasible, especially when management options for one species trade off against another.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.aad8466 pmid:27609898 fatcat:3qxddno7wrdsjpovgy5vmtmr6q

Long-range multilocus haplotype phasing of the MHC

Z. Guo, L. Hood, M. Malkki, E. W. Petersdorf
2006 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
This work was supported by National Institutes of Health Grants AI18029 and CA100019 (haplotyping method development) and National Institutes of Health Grants AI49213 and AI33484 (13th International Histocompatibility  ...  John Hansen and Eric Mickelson (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) for providing cell lines; and Dr. Leland Hartwell for helpful discussions.  ...  The specificity of the captured genomic DNA was evaluated in two experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.0602286103 pmid:16632595 pmcid:PMC1459002 fatcat:wx5x6xm2unbcfdb2xmirnqaxua

Uncovering ecological state dynamics with hidden Markov models [article]

Brett T. McClintock, Roland Langrock, Olivier Gimenez, Emmanuelle Cam, David L. Borchers, Richard Glennie, Toby A. Patterson
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We provide a gentle introduction to HMMs, establish some common terminology, and review the immense scope of HMMs for applied ecological research.  ...  We also provide a supplemental tutorial on some of the more technical aspects of HMM implementation and interpretation.  ...  Acknowledgments The scientific results and conclusions, as well as any views or opinions expressed herein, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of NOAA or the Department of Commerce  ... 
arXiv:2002.10497v2 fatcat:2fhsl3gnmndh3ly5zz57vhwmgm

Uncovering ecological state dynamics with hidden Markov models

Brett T. McClintock, Roland Langrock, Olivier Gimenez, Emmanuelle Cam, David L. Borchers, Richard Glennie, Toby A. Patterson, Tim Coulson
2020 Ecology Letters  
We provide a gentle introduction to HMMs, establish some common terminology, review the immense scope of HMMs for applied ecological research and provide a tutorial on implementation and interpretation  ...  Owing to the inherent difficulty of empirical field studies, ecological state dynamics operating at any level of this hierarchy can often be unobservable or 'hidden'.  ...  The scientific results and conclusions, as well as any views or opinions expressed herein, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of NOAA or the Department of Commerce.  ... 
doi:10.1111/ele.13610 pmid:33073921 fatcat:s4mkl5hcpfftjnhkbqu6rqoviu

Complexity in Ecology and Conservation: Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Challenges

JESSICA L. GREEN, ALAN HASTINGS, PETER ARZBERGER, FRANCISCO J. AYALA, KATHRYN L. COTTINGHAM, KIM CUDDINGTON, FRANK DAVIS, JENNIFER A. DUNNE, MARIE-JOSÉE FORTIN, LEAH GERBER, MICHAEL NEUBERT
2005 BioScience  
In silico experiments that model biological systems on the computer are often as important as the traditional in vivo and in vitro experiments to which biology was previously restricted (Gentleman 2002  ...  Key challenges include choosing the appropriate level of model complexity necessary for understanding biological patterns across space and time, and applying this understanding to solve problems in conservation  ...  Articles Acknowledgments This paper is the result of a National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop on quantitative environmental and integrative biology (DEB-0092081). J. L.  ... 
doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0501:cieacm]2.0.co;2 fatcat:xe6brqzfbjbhhe4vypqysrtdyi

Space oddity: The mission for spatial integration

Aaron M. Berger, Daniel R. Goethel, Patrick D. Lynch, Terrance Quinn, Sophie Mormede, Jeremy McKenzie, Alistair Dunn
2017 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences  
In the near future, spatiotemporal fisheries management advice will increasingly rely on fine-scale outputs from spatial analyses.  ...  Fishery management decisions are commonly guided by stock assessment models that aggregate outputs across the spatial domain of the species.  ...  Tagging experiments are often used to estimate movement between areas (or dispersion from a release point) and mortality over time based on tag recaptures.  ... 
doi:10.1139/cjfas-2017-0150 fatcat:npp6x5eclfdtxnmmwsje2xhqbq

A sample approach to the estimation of the critical parameters of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemics: an operational design [article]

Giorgio Alleva, Giuseppe Arbia, Piero Demetrio Falorsi, Vincenzo Nardelli, Alberto Zuliani
2020 arXiv   pre-print
) the statistical optimality properties of the proposed estimators are formally derived and tested with a Monte Carlo experiment; and (iii) it is rapidly operational as this property is required by the  ...  Given the urgent informational needs connected with the diffusion of infection with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, in this paper, we propose a sampling design for building a continuous-time surveillance  ...  We are very grateful to Mike Hidiroglou, Pierre Lavallée and Giovanna Ranalli for the challenging discussion, careful reading and the useful suggestions which have helped us to improve the quality of our  ... 
arXiv:2004.06068v3 fatcat:5752p3bc65cqderlgsp2zqb7ee

Strategic briefing note on methodological challenges

C. Articus, R. Münnich, N. Shlomo
2021 Zenodo  
On the other hand, new data sources, often called big data, are of growing interest to researchers. Both fields urge the need for (further) developing adequate statistical models to draw inference.  ...  The latter often causes restrictions for data access and, hence, hampers independent research.  ...  Such random samples can help to compensate for poor coverage, for example, through capture-recapture techniques, or for measurement errors and selectivity when data values are missing.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5786389 fatcat:hkokpkgzuzf5hbbwjvhp74zlk4

Trapping and Marking Terrestrial Mammals for Research: Integrating Ethics, Performance Criteria, Techniques, and Common Sense

R. A. Powell, G. Proulx
2003 ILAR journal  
Researchers should always work to improve research methods and to decrease the effects on research animals, if for no other reason than to minimize the chances that the methods influence the animals' behavior  ...  To ask questions about ethics is in the best tradition of science, and researchers must be familiar with codes of ethics and guidelines for research published by professional societies.  ...  Eartags can also be applied to interdigital webbing (Keith et al. 1968) , to the outer toes of the hind feet (Linduska 1942) , or to the skin of mammals' backs (Errington and Errington 1937) .  ... 
doi:10.1093/ilar.44.4.259 pmid:13130157 fatcat:7ss3j4xwqjdkfkohw276ntqzfu

Methods for estimating the size of Google Scholar

Enrique Orduna-Malea, Juan M. Ayllón, Alberto Martín-Martín, Emilio Delgado López-Cózar
2015 Scientometrics  
size of the academic web.  ...  To do this, we present, apply and discuss three empirical methods: an external estimate based on empirical studies of Google Scholar coverage, and two internal estimate methods based on direct, empty and  ...  based on the Lincoln-Petersen (capture-recapture) method, obtaining incoming citations to a sample of articles written in English included both in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1614-6 fatcat:466ljyjnjfbbtoni4qkdmfftiq
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