Estimating Animal Abundance Using Noninvasive Dna Sampling : Promise and Pitfalls

  title={Estimating Animal Abundance Using Noninvasive Dna Sampling : Promise and Pitfalls},
  author={L.. and Scott Mills and John and J.... and CITTA and Kevin and P................... and Lair and Michael and K. and Schwartz and D{\'a}vid and A.. and TALLMON},
Advances in molecular biology offer promise to the study of demographic characteristics of rare or hard-to-capture species, because individuals can now be identified through noninvasive sampling such as fecal collection or hair snags. However, individual genotyping using such methods currently leads to a novel problem that we call a ‘‘shadow effect,’’ because some animals not captured previously are believed to be recaptures due to their DNA profile being an indistinguishable shadow of… CONTINUE READING
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