Bayesian Analysis of Animal Abundance Data via MCMC

  title={Bayesian Analysis of Animal Abundance Data via MCMC},
  author={S. P. Brooks},
SUMMARYWe examine the Bayesian approach to estimating parameters arising from the modelling of animalcapture experiments. We discuss the application of the Bayesian approach to a so-called band-returnmodel and look at how Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques can be very naturally applied to problemsof this sort. We discuss the problems associated with the maximum likelihood approach to analysingsuch models and discuss how these problemsare overcome by the correspondingBayesian analysis. Fordata… CONTINUE READING