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What are some of the best books for studying i) variability of univariate and multivariate variables (real, count data) across a spatial domain. ii) sampling a univariate or multivariate variable based on its distribution across spatial locations. (Spatial sampling in short)

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  • $\begingroup$ what area are you in? I have plenty of references on spatial statistics in ecology... but it might or might not be of use for you, depends on the area $\endgroup$ – Curious Feb 3 '13 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ Am a statistician-and hence open to all sub-domains and also do a fair amount of machine learning. $\endgroup$ – hearse Feb 4 '13 at 4:53
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Ok. These books seem to be general books on spatial statistics, not restricted to particular area:

  1. Bivand et al - Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R - This book was recommended in some presentation at an ecological conference.

  2. Banerjee et. al - Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data. This one I just found randomly I think, don't know nothing about it...

From my perspective of Population Ecology and Species Distribution Modelling, I've come accross these books:

  1. Janet Franklin - Mapping Species Distributions: Spatial Inference and Prediction. I like this book, it seems to be quite nice for beginners.

  2. Peterson et al - Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions. I haven't read this book but my advisor recommends it as a good piece of work on SDM.

  3. Rhodes et al - Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time. This one I just found randomly I think, don't know nothing about it.

  4. Tilman et al - Spatial Ecology: The Role of Space in Population Dynamics and Interspecific Interactions. This one I just found randomly I think, don't know nothing about it.

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