ST506 - Sampling Animal Populations
- Prerequisites: ST 512
- Term & Frequency: Fall Semesters (often in alternate years, but check schedule)
- Student Audience: Graduate students in the Life Sciences, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Veterinary Science and the College of Natural Resources. The course is also accessible to advanced undergraduate students in ecological disciplines and statistics.
- Credit: 3 credits
- Recent Texts: There is no formal text; however, a suggested reference text is Analysis and Management of Animal Populations (2002) Academic Press by Williams, Nichols and Conroy
- Recent Instructors: Ken Pollock and Beth Gardner
- Background and Goals: This course focuses on statistical methods applicable to sampling wildlife populations. Emphasis is on study design, model assumptions, and the effect on properties of estimators when assumptions fail.
- Content: counts, double sampling and multiple observers; repeated counts and mixture models, distance methods, line and point transect sampling; closed capture-recapture and removal models; open and closed mark-recapture methods; catch curves, nest survival and telemetry models; change in ratio.
- Alternatives: None
- Subsequent Courses: None
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