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Marked Individuals in the Study of Bird Population

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Series: Advances in Life Sciences

Edited By: J-D Lebreton and P North

400 pages, 40 illus.

Birkhäuser Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #26606 | ISBN: 3764327804
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The study of bird populations today relies heavily on the use of marking individuals, and then sampling the population, by radio-tracking, live recapture, or recovery of dead birds. Marking is usually by ringing, with over 4 million birds ringed each year in Europe alone. This book provides a comprehensive review of specific methods, models and software for analyzing data from individually marked animals.


Instinctive statistics, George M. Jolly. Part 1 Modelling complex effects in recoveries, live recaptures and radio-tracking data: testing the significance of individual- and cohort-level covariates in animal survival studies, John R. Skalski et al; flexibility in survival analysis from recapture data - handling trap-dependence, Roger Pradel; the flexibility of GLIM analyses of multiple recapture or resighting data, Richard M. Cormack; estimating survival of radio-tagged birds, Christine M. Bunck and K.H. Pollock; extensive parameterization of survival models for recovery data analysis, Johani Rinne et al; merging recoveries and recaptures to estimate survival probabilities, Terry B. Oatley and L.G. Underhill; evaluation of radio tagging marking and sighting estimators of population size using Monte Carlo simulations, Gary C. White. Part 2 Survival analysis in practice: combining mark-recapture data sets for small Passerines, Will J. Peach; modelling the survival rates of Passerines ringed during the breeding season from national ringing and recovery data, Stephen R. Baillie and N. McCulloch; approaches to estimation of survival in two arctic-nesting goose species, Michael C. Bell et al; modelling Raptor populations - to ring or to radio-tag?, Robert E. Kenward; a comparison of survival rate estimates from live recaptures and dead recoveries of lesser show geese, Charles M. Francis and Fred Cooke; the influence of capture-recapture methodology on the evolution of the North American banding program, John Tautin. Part 3 Merging different sources of information: a theory for combined analysis of ring recovery and recapture data, Kenneth P. Burnham; on boundary estimation in ring recovery models and the effect of adding recapture information, Edward E. Catchpole et al; survival rate estimation in the presence of tag loss using joint analysis of capture-recapture and resighting data, James D. Nichols and J.E. Hines; the "robust" capture-recapture design allows components of recruitment to be estimated, Kenneth H. Pollock et al. Part 4 Recruitment and dispersal: estimating migration rates using tag-recovery data, Carl J. Schwarz; the estimation of exchanges among populations or subpopulations, James D. Nichols et al; the components of local recruitment, Jean Clobert et al; challenges in the analysis of recruitment and spatial organization of populations, Fred Cooke and C.M. Francis; a model for mark-recapture data allowing for animal movement, Bryan F.J. Manly and C. Chatterjee; on the role of ringing schemes in the measurement of dispersal, Arie van Noordwijk. Part 5 Survival in relation with habitat: testing hypotheses about the relationship of habitat to animal survivorship, Michael J. Conroy; survival and habitat utilization - a case for compositional analysis, Nicholas J. Aebischer et al. Part 6 Reviews.

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