Nest Survival Bias Analysis

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This R script will run one replicate of one scenario used by Weiser (in review) to quantify biases in estimates of nest survival when nests are not found at the beginning of the nesting interval (age 0). The script simulates nest monitoring histories based on input parameters, applies models with or without an age effect to estimate daily survival rates, and calculates nest survival (to the end of the nesting interval) from either mean or age-specific daily survival rates.

Suggested Citation

Weiser, E.L., 2020, Nest survival bias analysis: U.S. Geological Survey software release,