Robust estimation from line transect data

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Line transect sampling often provides a practical way to approach estimation of wildlife population density (Seber 1973, Eberhardt 1978). Burnham and Anderson (1976) provided a general framework for the estimation of animal density from line transect data, and many specific analytical methods have been proposed in the literature. Numerous persons are researching methods of statistical analysis for line transect data; however, little consideration has been given to specifying criteria for "good" methods of line transect estimation. We present here some criteria which we believe line transect estimators should satisfy. We do not deal with the case where objects may move from their initial location before being detected.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Robust estimation from line transect data
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
DOI 10.2307/3808290
Volume 43
Issue 4
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Society
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 992
Last page 996