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Using Radio-Telemetry for Mark-Recapture Studies with Edge Effects
L. L. Eberhardt
Journal of Applied Ecology
Vol. 27, No. 1 (Apr., 1990), pp. 259-271
Published by: British Ecological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2403583
Page Count: 13
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(1) Radio-telemetry provides a technique for estimating population abundance of species that move on and off a study plot during a survey period. (2) Monte Carlo simulations indicate that either a bias-corrected version of the 'mean Petersen' or a Petersen estimate based on the means of the observations may be suitable for estimating abundance from radio-telemetry data. (3) The proposed bias correction may make it possible to obtain useful abundance estimates for very small populations, given sufficiently high probabilities of marking and recapture.
Journal of Applied Ecology © 1990 British Ecological Society