thumbnail

Survival rate estimation in the presence of tag loss using joint analysis of capture-recapture and resighting data

OCLC: 27769889
By:
,
Edited by:
J.-D. Lebreton, P.M. North

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time

Abstract

Studies using resightings of marked birds typically make use of readily-observable tags that are not retained as well as metal legbands. We review methods for estimating survival rate with open capture-recapture / resighting models when tag loss is not negligible. All methods rely on data from double-banding studies, usually carried out as part of the resighting study by application of metal legbands to all birds marked with alternative markers. When tag loss is homogeneous, the methods of Arnason and Mills (1981) and Pollock (1981) can be used. When rates of tag loss depend on time since marking, then a cohort approach can be used and is similar to the methods appropriate for homogeneous tag loss. In addition, Kremers (1987) and Nichols et al. (1992) developed models for the joint analysis of recapture and resighting data in the presence of tag loss. We emphasize the importance of obtaining recapture data in observation-based studies in which tag loss is likely to be a problem. We discuss the allocation of effort to recaptures and resightings for such studies.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Survival rate estimation in the presence of tag loss using joint analysis of capture-recapture and resighting data
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publisher location:
Basel, Switzerland and Boston
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
xviii, 397
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
229
Last page:
243