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On the use of capture-recapture models in mist-net studies

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C. John Ralph, E.H. Dunn

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Abstract

Capture-recapture models provide a statistical framework for estimating population parameters from mist-net data. Although Cormack-Jolly-Seber and related models have recently been used to estimate survival rates of birds sampled with mist nets, we believe that the full potential for use of capture-recapture models has not been realized by many researchers involved in mist-net studies. We present a brief discussion of the overall framework for estimation using capture-recapture methods, and review several areas in which recent statistical methods can be, but generally have not yet been, applied to mist-net studies. These areas include estimation of (I) rates of movement among areas; (2) survival rates in the presence of transients: (3) population sizes or migrating birds: (4) proportion of birds alive but not present at a breeding site (one definition of proportion of nonbreeding birds in a population): (5) population change and recruitment: and (6) species richness. Using these models will avoid the possible bias associated with use of indices. and provide statistically valid variance estimates and inference.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
On the use of capture-recapture models in mist-net studies
Series number:
29
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
211
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Monitoring bird populations with mist nets
First page:
173
Last page:
181
Number of Pages:
211