IMPLEMENTATION OF SIMPLY TAGGING SOFTWARE FOR ESTIMATION OF BREEDING BIRD DENSITY

О. V. Matsyura, М. V. Matsyura, А. А. Zimaroyeva

Abstract


For the analysis of long-term observations data on dynamics of bird populations the most suitable methods could be the stochastic processes. Abundance (density) of birds is calculated on the integrated area of studied habitats. Using the method of autocorrelation the correlogram of changes in number of birds drawn during the study period in all the area. After that, the calculation of the autocorrelation coefficients and partial autocorrelation are performed. The most appropriate model is the mixed autoregressive moving average (ARIMA). Ecological significance of autoregressive parameters is to display the frequency of changes in the number of birds in the seasonal and long-term aspects. The sliding average is one of the simplest methods, which allows reject the random fluctuations of the empirical regression line. Validation of the model could be conducted on truncated data series (10 years). The forecast is calculated for the next two years and compared with empirical data. Calculation of correlation coefficients between the real data and the forecast is performed using non-parametric Spearman correlation coefficient. The residual rows of selected models are estimated by residual correlogram. The constructed model can be used to analyze and forecast the number of birds in breeding biotopes.

Keywords: analysis, density, indirect methods, birds, Simply Tagging.

 


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