Book review: Analysis of capture–recapture data

Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics



Analysis of Capture–Recapture Data by McCrea and Morgan is an excellent, easy to read monograph about capture–recapture models. In this book, the authors provide a concise overview of traditional closed population capture–recapture models (Models M0, Mb, Mh, etc.), individual covariate models, and open population models such as the Cormack–Jolly–Seber, Jolly–Seber models, multi-state models, and more recent developments such as occupancy models, state-space models, and integrated population models. The authors write “In this book we aim to cover the many modern developments in the area of capture–recapture and related models, and to set them in historical context of relevant research over the past 100 years.” The book does a good job of achieving this objective. And it is a very easy to read because it is well organized and the writing is clear and concise. I would recommend this book as a reference for the quantitative ecologist or statistician interested in knowing what’s out there.

Review info: Analysis of Capture–Recapture Data. By Rachel S. McCrea and Byron J. T. Morgan, 2015. ISBN: 978-14398-6590,  xx+292 pp.


Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book review: Analysis of capture–recapture data
Series title Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics
DOI 10.1007/s13253-015-0202-9
Volume 20
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher American Statistical Association : International Biometric Society
Publisher location Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 431
Last page 432
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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