Online resources to accompany the McCrea & Morgan text


Stochastic models in Ecology

The book structure has developed from a component of a taught MSc in Statistics module run at the University of Kent.

The lecture course deals with the analysis of data collected on wild animals. Particular attention is given to estimating how long wild animals live, and also to estimating the size of mobile animal populations. Fitted probability models allow the assessment of environmental change, such as global warming. Complex models may contain too many parameters to be estimated, and proceudres are described for testing for this using symbolic computer packages. State-space models provide a unifying framework for many of the models considered and both classical and Bayesian methods of inference are used.

The slides from the lecture course are available here: Slides

The lecture course also includes 6 computer practical classes, covering some of the specialised software used to fit and assess capture-recapture models. The computer practical class material is available below.