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A nonparametric test for extinction based on a sighting record

Solow, Andrew R., Roberts, David L. (2003) A nonparametric test for extinction based on a sighting record. Ecology, 84 (5). pp. 1329-1332. ISSN 00129658 (ISSN). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Extinctions of plant and animal species are rarely observed directly and must be inferred from sighting or collection records. The inference about extinction that can be drawn from a sighting record depends on the sighting rate. Existing methods assume that the form of the sighting rate is known and may be sensitive to deviations from the assumed form. A simple nonparametric test is proposed that makes minimal assumptions about the sighting rate. The test is illustrated by application to collection records of nine Mauritian orchid species.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2003/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Ecology [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Extinction inference based on sighting records, Extinction, testing for, Orchids and extinction, Poisson process, nonstationary, Sighting records, use in inferring extinction, Truncation point, extinction, Animalia, Orchidaceae
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 15:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33847 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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