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When should Mayfield model data be discarded?

The Wilson Bulletin

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https://doi.org/10.1676/04-042

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Abstract

Much confusion exists over the proper way to handle nest-fate data collected after the fledge date when using the Mayfield method. I provide a simple numerical example showing how use of these data can bias estimates of daily survival probability, and present a likelihood function demonstrating that nest-fate data collected after the fledge date do not contribute any information for parameter estimation, except in a seldom-realized special case. Consequently, it is recommended that under the Mayfield model, nest-fate data collected after the fledge date be discarded.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
When should Mayfield model data be discarded?
Series title:
The Wilson Bulletin
DOI:
10.1676/04-042
Volume:
116
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Wilson Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
267
Last page:
269