Table of contents for The ecological detective : confronting models with data / Ray Hilborn and Marc Mangel.

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Preface: Beyond the Null Hypothesis
1An Ecological Scenario and the Tools of the Ecological Detective3
2Alternative Views of the Scientific Method and of Modeling12
3Probability and Probability Models: Know Your Data39
4Incidental Catch in Fisheries: Seabirds in the New Zealand Squid Trawl Fishery94
5The Confrontation: Sum of Squares106
6The Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Oviposition Behavior118
7The Confrontation: Likelihood and Maximum Likelihood131
8Conservation Biology of Wildebeest in the Serengeti180
9The Confrontation: Bayesian Goodness of Fit203
10Management of Hake Fisheries in Namibia Motivation235
11The Confrontation: Understanding How the Best Fit Is Found263
Appendix"The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses"281

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ecology Mathematical models