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Approaches for the direct estimation of lambda, and demographic contributions to lambda, using capture-recapture data

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Abstract

We first consider the estimation of the finite rate of population increase or population growth rate, lambda sub i, using capture-recapture data from open populations. We review estimation and modelling of lambda sub i under three main approaches to modelling open-population data: the classic approach of Jolly (1965) and Seber (1965), the superpopulation approach of Crosbie & Manly (1985) and Schwarz & Arnason (1996), and the temporal symmetry approach of Pradel (1996). Next, we consider the contributions of different demographic components to lambda sub i using a probabilistic approach based on the composition of the population at time i + 1 (Nichols et al., 2000b). The parameters of interest are identical to the seniority parameters, gamma sub i, of Pradel (1996). We review estimation of gamma sub i under the classic, superpopulation, and temporal symmetry approaches. We then compare these direct estimation approaches for lambda sub i and gamma sub i with analogues computed using projection matrix asymptotics. We also discuss various extensions of the estimation approaches to multistate applications and to joint likelihoods involving multiple data types.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Approaches for the direct estimation of lambda, and demographic contributions to lambda, using capture-recapture data
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
669
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
539
Last page:
568
Number of Pages:
669