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Bird Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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William J. Sutherland, Ian Newton, and Rhys Green

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198520863

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.001.0001

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Estimating survival and movement

Estimating survival and movement

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(p.119) 5 Estimating survival and movement
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Bird Ecology and Conservation
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James D. Nichols

William L. Kendall

Michael C. Runge

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0005

The study of survival (or mortality) rates and movement patterns are central in bird population studies, but the collection and analysis of relevant data is sometimes difficult and beset with potential biases. This chapter discusses the pros and cons of various methods of estimating the survival and movements of wild birds, including methods based on radio-telemetry, capture-recapture/re-sighting, and band recoveries — the latter often provided by members of the public. A large part of the chapter is concerned with the merits of the various statistical models available for analysing the resulting data. Advice is given on the selection of suitable methods and on which procedures are most appropriate in different situations.

Keywords:   survival, mortality rate, movements, radio-telemetry, capture-recapture, band-recoveries

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