Modeling age and nest-specific survival using a hierarchical Bayesian approach.

@article{Cao2009ModelingAA,
  title={Modeling age and nest-specific survival using a hierarchical Bayesian approach.},
  author={Jing Cao and Chong Z. He and Kimberly M. Suedkamp Wells and Joshua J. Millspaugh and Mark Russell Ryan},
  journal={Biometrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          1052-62
        }
}
Recent studies have shown that grassland birds are declining more rapidly than any other group of terrestrial birds. Current methods of estimating avian age-specific nest survival rates require knowing the ages of nests, assuming homogeneous nests in terms of nest survival rates, or treating the hazard function as a piecewise step function. In this article, we propose a Bayesian hierarchical model with nest-specific covariates to estimate age-specific daily survival probabilities without the… CONTINUE READING