THE ESTIMATION OF BIOLOGICAL POPULATIONS
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE LAB OF STATISTICAL RESEARCH
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A number of statistical models, underlying the methods used in the estimation of the sizes and other parameters of animal population, are set up. The relevant estimation equations are given, with their variances and covariances. For the most part, the theory is designed for large populations. An effort was made to have the models conform as closely as possible to the practices of animal sampling. The complexities of estimating the birth, death, emigration, and immigration rates indicate that it will be necessary to set up special experiments to determine these factors adequately.
- Statistics and Probability