Spatial Ecology and Conservation Modeling
Applications with R
Robert Fletcher and Marie-Josee Fortin
2018, Springer Publishing
This book provides a foundation for modern applied ecology. Much of current ecology research and conservation addresses problems across landscapes and regions, focusing on spatial patterns and processes.
This book is aimed at teaching fundamental concepts and focuses on learning-by-doing through the use of examples with the software R. It is intended to provide an entry-level, easily accessible introduction for students and practitioners interested in spatial ecology and conservation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to spatial ecology and its relevance for conservation
Part I: Quantifying spatial pattern in ecological data
Chapter 2: Scale
Chapter 3: Land-cover pattern and change
Chapter 4: Spatial dispersion and point data
Chapter 5: Spatial dependence and autocorrelation
Chapter 6: Accounting for spatial dependence in ecological data
Part II: Ecological responses to spatial pattern and conservation
Chapter 7: Secies distributions
Chapter 8: Space use and resource selection
Chapter 9: Connectivity
Chapter 10: Population dynamics in space
Chapter 11: Spatially structured communities
Chapter 12: What have we learned? Looking back and pressing forward
Appendix: An introduction to R
Code and Data
For the data used in the book, you can download a zipped file (81 MB) containing all data and code at the University of Florida's Digital Repository.
If you would only like code and data for a single chapter or have any problems with the downloading or use of the data, and code, please contact Rob.