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Estimating survival of radio-tagged birds

January 1, 1993

Parametric and nonparametric methods for estimating survival of radio-tagged birds are described. The general assumptions of these methods are reviewed. An estimate based on the assumption of constant survival throughout the period is emphasized in the overview of parametric methods. Two nonparametric methods, the Kaplan-Meier estimate of the survival funcrion and the log rank test, are explained in detail The link between these nonparametric methods and traditional capture-recapture models is discussed aloag with considerations in designing studies that use telemetry techniques to estimate survival.

Publication Year 1993
Title Estimating survival of radio-tagged birds
Authors C. M. Bunck, K. H. Pollock
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 5210955
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center