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Capture-recapture and removal methods for sampling closed populations

August 1, 1982

The problem of estimating animal abundance is common in wildlife management and environmental impact asessment. Capture-recapture and removal methods are often used to estimate population size. Statistical Inference From Capture Data On Closed Animal Populations, a monograph by Otis et al. (1978), provides a comprehensive synthesis of much of the wildlife and statistical literature on the methods, as well as some extensions of the general theory. In our primer, we focus on capture-recapture and removal methods for trapping studies in which a population is assumed to be closed and do not treat open-population models, such as the Jolly-Seber model, or catch-effort methods in any detail. The primer, written for students interested in population estimation, is intended for use with the more theoretical monograph.

Publication Year 1982
Title Capture-recapture and removal methods for sampling closed populations
Authors Gary C. White, David R. Anderson, Kenneth P. Burnham, David L. Otis
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Index ID 70120390
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse