Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 27.1 (2004) Pages: 3-19

Evolution of quantitative methods for the study and management of avian populations: on the importance of individual contributions

Nichols, J. D.

Abstract

The EURING meetings and the scientists who have attended them have contributed substantially to the growth of knowledge in the field of estimating parameters of animal populations. The contributions of David R. Anderson to process modeling, parameter estimation and decision analysis are briefly reviewed. Metrics are considered for assessing individual contributions to a field of inquiry, and it is concluded that Anderson’s contributions have been substantial. Important characteristics of Anderson and his career are the ability to identify and focus on important topics, the premium placed on dissemination of new methods to prospective users, the ability to assemble teams of complementary researchers, and the innovation and vision that characterized so much of his work. The paper concludes with a list of interesting current research topics for consideration by EURING participants.

Keywords

Animal population dynamics, David R. Anderson, EURING meetings, Individual contributions, Management, Science

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Nichols, J. D., 2004. Evolution of quantitative methods for the study and management of avian populations: on the importance of individual contributions. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 27: 3-19

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