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Estimating the number of animals in wildlife populations

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Estimating the number of animals in wildlife populations; 2005; Book chapter; Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management; Lancia, R.A.; Kendall, W.L.; Pollock, K.H.; Nichols, J.D.

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INTRODUCTION In 1938, Howard M. Wight devoted 9 pages, which was an entire chapter in the first wildlife management techniques manual, to what he termed 'census' methods. As books and chapters such as this attest, the volume of literature on this subject has grown tremendously. Abundance estimation remains an active area of biometrical research, as reflected in the many differences between this chapter and the similar contribution in the previous manual. Our intent in this chapter is to present an overview of the basic and most widely used population estimation techniques and to provide an entree to the relevant literature. Several possible approaches could be taken in writing a chapter dealing with population estimation. For example, [...]

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