Exercises in Occupancy Modeling and Estimation

The exercises presented here are designed as a teaching tool to explore the occupancy models described in the book, Occupancy Estimation and Modeling, by Darryl MacKenzie, James D. Nichols, J. Andrew Royle, Kenneth Pollock, Larrisa L. Bailey, and James E. Hines. You should purchase this book before getting started.

Each exercises consists of a spreadsheet exercise, followed by an analysis in programs PRESENCE, MARK, or GenPres. In the near future, we will add coding in program R to each exercise.

Please cite this work as: Donovan, T. M. and J. Hines. 2007. Exercises in occupancy modeling and estimation. < http://www.uvm.edu/envnr/vtcfwru/spreadsheets/occupancy/occupancy.htm >

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If you are interested in completing these exercises for credit, you can enroll in an on-line course on occupancy modeling at The University of Vermont. Contact Terri for more information. We are very interested in receiving your comments and suggestions