Hooten authors new book with Statistics Department Alumni

Associate Professor Mevin Hooten authored a new textbook on statistical models for trajectories, focusing on applications involving animal movement.  Two of his coauthors (i.e., Devin Johnson and Brett McClintock) are alumni of the CSU Department of Statistics.  The book (Animal Movement:  Statistical Models for Telemetry Data) is published by CRC Press and serves as a comprehensive reference for the types of statistical models used to study individual-based animal movement.  It is an essential reference for wildlife biologists, quantitative ecologists, and statisticians who seek a deeper understanding of modern animal movement models. A wide variety of modeling approaches are reconciled in the book using a consistent notation. Models are organized into groups based on how they treat the underlying spatio-temporal process of movement. Connections among approaches are highlighted to allow the reader to form a broader view of animal movement analysis and its associations with traditional spatial and temporal statistical modeling.