Time to event analysis in ecology
Time to event studies in ecology are reviewed in this chapter, and three examples that involve the foraging time of Antarctic penguins, the survival of fish in water contaminated with metals, and the survival time of goslings in nests in Alaska are described. These examples illustrate the unusual types of data that can occur in ecology. In discussing the analysis of the data, emphasis is given to the use of the computer-intensive methods of
randomization and bootstrapping as useful alternatives to more conventional approaches for testing hypotheses and assessing the accuracy of estimates.