Detecting Long Term Trends in Migrant Bird Populations
by Professor Chris Field
Abstract: Declines of many North American bird populations are of conservation concern. Want to develop a new approach to analyzing long-term counts
using a rich source of data from Seal Island (43 25 N, 66 00 W), about 24 km from the nearest mainland of southern Nova Scotia. The focus is
on building a statistical model which can incorporate the effects of a number of covariates (often non-linear) and give reliable estimates of
the population trend (also non-linear). Would also like to be able to combine information from related species. Will fit a Generalized Additive Model (GAM) using methods proposed by Wood (2004).
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