Optimal design of population monitoring programs

Principal Investigators:

David M. Marsh

Population monitoring data are critical for identifying threatened, recovering, or invasive species and for modeling population dynamics. The ultimate value of monitoring data, however, is highly dependent on the quality of the monitoring program. While numerous studies have evaluated the power of monitoring programs for specific populations, few general rules exist for how to optimally allocate monitoring effort. The optimal allocation of monitoring effort should depend on general characteristics of a species¿¿¿ life-history (e.g. fecundity... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow10th November 2006—9th August 2007Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

David M. Marshmarshd [at] wlu.eduWashington and Lee University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Marsh, David M.; Trenham, Peter C. 2008. Current trends in plant and animal population monitoring. Conservation Biology. Vol: 22. Pages 647-655.
"Optimal design of population monitoring programs" is project ID: 11081