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Hazard analysis is an extremely powerful approach for developing our understanding of survival in ecology and evolution, yet ecologists and evolutionary biologists have barely begun to exploit that potential. We develop the power and potential of hazard analysis in this Trends in Ecology and Evolution article and apply hazard analysis in this case study of a Douglas-fir forest in British Columbia.
tree death
How can we analyze the hazard of death at the individual level?
dandelion DISPERSAL
What distance-dispersal functions are possible for seeds and pollen? While many functions may seem plausible, only some distributions are possible.

Publications—Analytical Methods/Models

Zens, M.S. and D.R. Peart.  2003. Dealing with death data: individual hazards, mortality and bias.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18: 366-373.

Peart, D.R. 1985.  The quantitative representation of seed and pollen dispersal.  Ecology  66:1081-1083.

Valentine, J.W., T.C. Foin and D.R. Peart.  1978.  A provincial model of Phanerozoic marine diversity.  Paleobiology  4: 55-66.