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Increased flexibility for modeling telemetry and nest-survival data using the multistate framework

February 1, 2014

Although telemetry is one of the most common tools used in the study of wildlife, advances in the analysis of telemetry data have lagged compared to progress in the development of telemetry devices. We demonstrate how standard known-fate telemetry and related nest-survival data analysis models are special cases of the more general multistate framework. We present a short theoretical development, and 2 case examples regarding the American black duck and the mallard. We also present a more complex lynx data analysis. Although not necessary in all situations, the multistate framework provides additional flexibility to analyze telemetry data, which may help analysts and biologists better deal with the vagaries of real-world data collection.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Increased flexibility for modeling telemetry and nest-survival data using the multistate framework
DOI 10.1002/jwmg.660
Authors Olivier Devineau, William L. Kendall, Paul F. Doherty, Tanya M. Shenk, Gary C. White, Paul M. Lukacs, Kenneth P. Burnham
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Management
Series Number
Index ID 70047815
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coop Res Unit Seattle