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Estimating taxonomic diversity, extinction rates, and speciation rates from fossil data using capture-recapture models

Paleobiology

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Abstract

Capture-recapture models can be used to estimate parameters of interest from paleobiological data when encouter probabilities are unknown and variable over time. These models also permit estimation of sampling variances and goodness-of-fit tests are available for assessing the fit of data to most models. The authors describe capture-recapture models which should be useful in paleobiological analyses and discuss the assumptions which underlie them. They illustrate these models with examples and discuss aspects of study design.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Estimating taxonomic diversity, extinction rates, and speciation rates from fossil data using capture-recapture models
Series title:
Paleobiology
Volume
9
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
150-163
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Paleobiology
First page:
150
Last page:
163