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Estimation of Demographic Parameters from Live-Encounter Data: a Summary Review
Abstract Estimation of demographic parameters is central to research questions in wildlife management, conservation, and evolutionary ecology. I review the 7 major classes of mark–recapture modelsExpand
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Genetic similarity between mates and extra-pair parentage in three species of shorebirds
Matings between close relatives often reduce the fitness of offspring, probably because homozygosity leads to the expression of recessive deleterious alleles. Studies of several animals have shownExpand
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ESTIMATING DORMANCY AND SURVIVAL OF A RARE HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL USING MARK–RECAPTURE MODELS
Mark-recapture statistics have rarely been applied to plants, yet they can be useful for estimating plant demographic traits where individuals may be missed or unob- servable. We appliedExpand
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Space use by female Greater Prairie‐Chickens in response to wind energy development
Wind energy development is targeted to meet 20% of U.S. energy demand by 2030. In Kansas, optimal sites for wind energy development often overlap with preferred habitats of Greater Prairie- ChickensExpand
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LIFE HISTORY STRATEGIES IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: COMPARATIVE DEMOGRAPHY OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE PTARMIGAN
Arctic and alpine habitats are extreme environments characterized by short breeding seasons, cold temperatures, limited food availability, and potentially high predation rates. Stringent ecologicalExpand
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ANNUAL SURVIVAL RATES OF WINTERING SPARROWS: ASSESSING DEMOGRAPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF MIGRATION
Abstract The demographic consequences of migration have important implications for both evolutionary ecology and conservation biology. We investigated local survival rates for six populations ofExpand
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Is hunting mortality additive or compensatory to natural mortality? Effects of experimental harvest on the survival and cause-specific mortality of willow ptarmigan.
1. The effects of harvest on the annual and seasonal survival of willow ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus L. were tested in a large-scale harvest experiment. Management units were randomly assigned to one ofExpand
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THE EFFECTS OF AGE AND SEX ON THE APPARENT SURVIVAL OF KENTISH PLOVERS BREEDING IN SOUTHERN TURKEY
Abstract Accurate estimates of annual survival are necessary for conservation of threatened species of migratory birds. We studied a large, stable population of Kentish Plovers (CharadriusExpand
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Demographic consequences of age-structure in extreme environments: population models for arctic and alpine ptarmigan
Organisms living in arctic and alpine environments are increasingly impacted by human activities. To evaluate the potential impacts of global change, a better understanding of the demography ofExpand
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Phenotypic correlates and survival consequences of male mating success in lek-mating greater prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido)
Female choice and male–male aggression are two modes of sexual selection that can lead to elaboration of male morphological and behavioral traits. In lek-mating species, male mating success is oftenExpand
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