Chapter 7. Occupancy (Presence–Absence) Analysis

  1. Michael J. Conroy and
  2. John P. Carroll

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch7

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

How to Cite

Conroy, M. J. and Carroll, J. P. (2009) Occupancy (Presence–Absence) Analysis, in Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch7

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190985

Online ISBN: 9781444303155



  • species distributions and “occurrence records”;
  • design and analysis of occupancy studies;
  • occupancy or presence–absence estimation;
  • occupancy (presence–absence) analysis;
  • occurrence and occupancy data;
  • extending occupancy to abundance estimation;
  • single-season occupancy analysis with homogeneous detection probability;
  • abundance estimation using occupancy sampling;
  • single species occupancy using programPRESENCE


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Design and analysis of occupancy studies

  • Occupancy estimation

  • Application and programs

  • Summary