Nonparametric tests of spatial isotropy and a calibration-capture-recapture model
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In this dissertation we present applied, theoretical, and methodological advances in the statistical analysis of spatially-referenced and capture-recapture data. An important step in modeling spatially referenced data is choosing the spatial covariance function. Due to the development of a variety of covariance models, practitioners are faced with a myriad of choices for the covariance function. One of these choices is whether or not the covariance function is isotropic. Isotropy means that the covariance function depends only the distance between observations in space and not their relative ...