Use of Integrated Modeling to Enhance Estimates of Population Dynamics Obtained from Limited Data

  title={Use of Integrated Modeling to Enhance Estimates of Population Dynamics Obtained from Limited Data},
  author={Michael Schaub and Olivier Gimenez and Antoine Sierro and Rapha{\"e}l Arlettaz},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract:  Demographic data of rare and endangered species are often too sparse to estimate vital rates and population size with sufficient precision for understanding population growth and decline. Yet, the combination of different sources of demographic data into one statistical model holds promise. We applied Bayesian integrated population modeling to demographic data from a colony of the endangered greater horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum). Available data were the number of… 

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