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A robust design mark-resight abundance estimator allowing heterogeneity in resighting probabilities

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A robust design mark-resight abundance estimator allowing heterogeneity in resighting probabilities; 2006; Article; Journal; Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics; McClintock, B. T.; White, G. C.; Burnham, K. P.

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This article introduces the beta-binomial estimator (BBE), a closed-population abundance mark-resight model combining the favorable qualities of maximum likelihood theory and the allowance of individual heterogeneity in sighting probability (p). The model may be parameterized for a robust sampling design consisting of multiple primary sampling occasions where closure need not be met between primary occasions. We applied the model to brown bear data from three study areas in Alaska and compared its performance to the joint hypergeometric estimator (JHE) and Bowden's estimator (BOWE). BBE estimates suggest heterogeneity levels were non-negligible and discourage the use of JHE for these data. Compared to JHE and BOWE, confidence intervals [...]

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