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Constant-parameter capture-recapture models

January 1, 1986

Jolly (1982, Biometrics 38, 301-321) presented modifications of the Jolly-Seber model for capture-recapture data, which assume constant survival and/or capture rates. Where appropriate, because of the reduced number of parameters, these models lead to more efficient estimators than the Jolly-Seber model. The tests to compare models given by Jolly do not make complete use of the data, and we present here the appropriate modifications, and also indicate how to carry out goodness-of-fit tests which utilize individual capture history information. We also describe analogous models for the case where young and adult animals are tagged. The availability of computer programs to perform the analysis is noted, and examples are given using output from these programs.

Publication Year 1986
Title Constant-parameter capture-recapture models
DOI 10.2307/2531206
Authors C. Brownie, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Biometrics
Index ID 5222159
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center