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Modeling Changes in Probability of Presence of Myotis lucifugus Due to White Nose Syndrome: An Introduction to Logistic Regression in R

Author(s): Mary Roseblock

Virginia Commonwealth University

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In this lesson, students will learn more about the wildlife disease known as white nose syndrome. Students will use logistic regression to predict probability of presence of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugis).

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Version 1.0 - published on 05 May 2023 doi:10.25334/12F4-Z164 - cite this Last public release: 2.0


Using data from a previously published paper, Long-term changes in occurrence, relative abundance, and reproductive fitness of bat species in relation to arrival of White-nose Syndrome in West Virginia, USA, students will learn more about the impact WNS has had on certain bat species. This lesson will show students how to fit a logistic regression model, assess the fit of the model, and how to interpret the coefficients.

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