We briefly review methods for inference from band-recovery data and introduce a new, flexible procedure (MULT) for analysis of data from bird-banding studies. We compare our computing method to program SURIV and discuss the relative advanatages of each. We present several basic model structures that can be analyzed using program MULT and for each model structure describe estimation and hypothesis testing and give a data example. We provide a complete description of porgram MULT, which is IBM-PC compatible and may be run as either an interactive or a batch-mode program.
|Title||Procedures for the Analysis of Band-recovery Data and User Instructions for Program MULT|
|Authors||M.J. Conroy, J. E. Hines, B.K. Williams|
|Publication Subtype||Federal Government Series|
|Series Title||Resource Publication|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Patuxent Wildlife Research Center|