Radiotelemetry Survival Estimates of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Kansas: Are There Transmitter Biases?

  title={Radiotelemetry Survival Estimates of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Kansas: Are There Transmitter Biases?},
  author={Christian Andrew Hagen and Brett K Sandercock and James C. Pitman and Robert J. Robel and Roger D. Applegate},
Abstract Radiotelemetry has provided wildlife biologists with a tool to estimate survival where fates of individuals likely are known. Analyses of known-fate data can yield accurate survival estimates if 5 assumptions are met. Two of these assumptions are rarely tested: that transmitters have no effect on survival of study animals and that right-censoring (i.e., any animal not located is as likely to be alive as dead) is random with respect to the survival of study animals. Using joint-models… CONTINUE READING


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