Further Reading

Burnham KP and Anderson DR (2002) Model Selection and Multimodel Inference, 2nd edn. New York: Springer.

Casella G and Berger RL (2002) Statistical Inference, 2nd edn. Duxbury: Brooks/Cole.

Davidson K and Gurney W (1999) An investigation of non-steady-state algal growth. II. Mathematical modelling of co-nutrient-limited algal growth. Journal of Plankton Research 21: 839-858.

Dennis B, Ponciano JM, Lele SR, Taper ML, and Staples DF (2006) Estimating density dependence, process noise, and observation error. Ecological Monographs 76: 323-341.

Efron B and Tibshirani RJ (1993) An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman and Hall/CRC Press.

Ellner SP, Seifu Y, and Smith RH (2002) Fitting population dynamic models to time-series data by gradient matching. Ecology 83: 2256-2270.

Grimm V, Revilla E, Berer U, et al. (2006) Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems: Lessons from ecology. Science 310: 987-991.

Haefner JW (1996) Modeling Biological Systems: Principles and Applications. New York: Chapman and Hall.

Hilborn R and Mangel M (1997) Monographs in Population Biology: The Ecological Detective: Confronting Models with Data. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Kendall BE, Briggs CJ, Murdoch WW, et al. (1999) Why do population cycles? A synthesis of statistical and mechanistic modeling approaches. Ecology 80: 1789-1805.

Lele S, Taper ML, and Gage S (1998) Statistical analysis of population dynamics in space and time using estimating functions. Ecology 79: 1489-1502.

Lele SR, Dennis B, and Lutscher F (2007) Data cloning: Easy maximum likelihood estimation for complex ecological models using Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. Ecology Letters 10: 551-563.

Lewin-Koh N, Taper ML, and Lele S (2004) A brief tour of statistical concepts. In: Taper ML and Lele S (eds.) The Nature of Scientific Evidence: Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations, pp. 3-16. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Nisbet RM and Gurney WCS (1982) Modelling Fluctuating Populations. Caldwell, NJ: The Blackburn Press.

Richards SA (2005) Testing ecological theory using the information-theoretic approach: examples and cautionary tales. Ecology 86: 2805-2814.

Wood SN (2001) Partially specified ecological models. Ecological Monographs 71: 1-25.

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