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Ecological Statistics

Ecological Statistics

  1. Eric P. Smith

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vae006.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Smith, E. P. 2013. Ecological Statistics . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Statistical applications in ecology are numerous and encompass many of the classical and modern methods, as well as some novel methodology. Because of the breadth of the topic, this article focuses on several important methods that are outside the realm of standard statistical texts with application to environmental problems. Some of the methods that are used in statistical ecology are described, along with references to additional material.


  • abundance;
  • encounter sampling;
  • BACI design;
  • multispecies;
  • diversity;
  • singular value decomposition;
  • permutation tests;
  • occupancy models;
  • AIC