When should Mayfield model data be discarded?

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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