Practical, powerful & cost effective indicators of sustainable forest management for the conservation of biological diversity
Grant number: LP0347473
Much debate about appropriate use of Australia's forests stems from uncertainty about the magnitude of impacts on abundances and distributions of forest-dependent species, a key indicator of sustainable management under the Montreal Process. An opportunity exists to develop new tools to substantially improve our ability to detect and assess change. This project will develop optimal monitoring design and analysis strategies for detecting population trends against a background of natural fluctuation and observation error. It will result in templates for coherent reporting on indicators at regional and national levels. It will exploit recent findings regarding observation error in surveys, adva..View full description
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A common feature of ecological data sets is their tendency to contain many zero values. Statistical inference based on such data a..