Accommodating unmodeled heterogeneity in double-observer distance sampling surveys.

@article{Borchers2006AccommodatingUH,
  title={Accommodating unmodeled heterogeneity in double-observer distance sampling surveys.},
  author={David L. Borchers and Jeffrey L. Laake and Colin J. Southwell and Charles G. M. Paxton},
  journal={Biometrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={372-8}
}
Mark-recapture models applied to double-observer distance sampling data neglect the information on relative detectability of objects contained in the distribution of observed distances. A difference between the observed distribution and that predicted by the mark-recapture model is symptomatic of a failure of the assumption of zero correlation between detection probabilities implicit in the mark-recapture model. We develop a mark-recapture-based model that uses the observed distribution to… CONTINUE READING

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