A Unifying Model for Capture–Recapture and Distance Sampling Surveys of Wildlife Populations

A fundamental problem in wildlife ecology and management is estimation of population size or density. The two dominant methods in this area are capture-recapture (CR) and distance sampling (DS), each with its own largely separate literature. We develop a class of models that synthesizes them. It accommodates a spectrum of models ranging from nonspatial CR… CONTINUE READING