The efficient integration of abundance and demographic data

Besbeas, Panagiotis and Lebreton, Jean-Dominique and Morgan, Byron J. T. (2003) The efficient integration of abundance and demographic data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 52 (1). pp. 95-102. ISSN 0035-9254. (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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A drawback of a new method for integrating abundance and mark-recapture-recovery data is the need to combine likelihoods describing the different data sets. Often these likelihoods will be formed by using specialist computer programs, which is an obstacle to the joint analysis. This difficulty is easily circumvented by the use of a multivariate normal approximation. We show that it is only necessary to make the approximation for the parameters of interest in the joint analysis. The approximation is evaluated on data sets for two bird species and is shown to be efficient and accurate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Census data • Computational efficiency • Kalman filter • Multivariate normal approximation • Ring–recovery data • State space
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Depositing User: Judith Broom
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 06:02
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 10:30
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