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Density-weighted proportion (dwp) tool suite

February 2, 2022

Estimating the number of birds or bats killed at a wind power facility involves adjusting observed carcass counts to account for imperfect detection. To account for carcasses that lie outside the searched area, the count is adjusted by dividing by the estimated proportion of carcasses lying within the searched area or the density-weighted proportion (dwp). The dwp package provides tools for estimating dwp for use in mortality estimators such as GenEst (Dalthorp et al. 2018) and Evidence of Absence (Dalthorp et al. 2017).

Publication Year 2022
Title Density-weighted proportion (dwp) tool suite
DOI 10.5066/P9QWO5I0
Authors Daniel Dalthorp, Manuela Huso, M. Dalthorp, Jeffrey M Mintz
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) Headquarters