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Estimation of population size for additive-multiplicative models based on continuous-time recapture experiments

, : Estimation of population size for additive-multiplicative models based on continuous-time recapture experiments. Environmetrics 13(8): 847-857, December

An additive-multiplicative model and a Horvitz-Thompson-type estimator are proposed to estimate the unknown population size in a continuous-time recapture experiment. The proposed inference about the model parameters of the capture intensity is similar to that of Lin and Ying (1995). However, the population size in a recapture experiment is not known and a modification is needed. Simulation results are given to assess the properties of the proposed estimators and the associated inference procedures. A set of recapture data for deer mice is presented to demonstrate the performance of the estimating procedure.


DOI: 10.1002/env.551

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