Detectability and traits of plants

What traits make some plants easier to see than others?

If you’ve seen previous posts, you would realise that I am interested in the topic of imperfect detectability in field surveys. I’m interested in what influences detectability, how to account for it in analyses, and what it means when designing surveillance and survey programs.

Well, we have some new research on the topic, in which Georgia Garrard leads a paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution that investigates relationships between plant traits and rates of detection. Georgia has written a blog post about the paper. Check it out!

You can get the author-submitted version of the manuscript here. Or please auto-request a copy of the printed version of the manuscript by clicking here.

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About Michael McCarthy

I conduct research on environmental decision making and quantitative ecology. My teaching is mainly at post-grad level at The University of Melbourne.
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