Depletion sampling in stream ecosystems: assumptions and techniques

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Reliable fish and invertebrate population estimates depend on meeting the assumptions of the methods used for organism capture and data analysis. A review of several population estimation studies has indicated that assumptions of the removal method for population estimation are often violated. This paper outlines (1) procedures to assist in meeting the removal method assumptions (2) an economical procedure to obtain reliable invertebrate population estimates by the removal method and (3) a computer program (CAPTURE) designed to test the adequacy of study design and to analyze capture data where variable probability of removal exists.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Depletion sampling in stream ecosystems: assumptions and techniques
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1981)43[115:DSISE]2.0.CO;2
Volume 43
Issue 3
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher U.S. Bureau of Fisheries
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Progressive Fish-Culturist
First page 115
Last page 120
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