Determining Parameter Redundancy of Multi-state Mark-recapture Models for Sea Birds

Cole, D.J. (2012) Determining Parameter Redundancy of Multi-state Mark-recapture Models for Sea Birds. Journal of Ornithology, 152 ( S2). S305-S315. ISSN 0021-8375. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-010-0574-0

Abstract

Multi-state mark–recapture models are structurally complex models, and in particular the complexity increases when there are unobservable states. Until recently, determining whether or not such models were parameter redundant was only possible numerically. In this paper, we show how it now possible to examine parameter redundancy of such models symbolically. The advantage of this approach is that you can determine exactly how many parameters can be estimated in a model for any number of years of marking and recovery, as well as which combinations of parameters can be estimated. Here, we illustrate how the new methodology works for multi-state models.Wefurther develop rules for determining the parameter redundancy status of a whole family of multi-state mark–recapture models.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Depositing User: Diana Cole
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2012 08:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29283 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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