School Seminars and Colloquia

Semiparametric estimation of animal abundance using capture-recapture data from open populations.

School Seminar

by Richard Huggins


Institution: Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Australian National University, Canberra
Date: Mon 21st March 2005
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Theatre 1, Old Geology Building

Abstract: A semiparametric partially linear model for the size of an open population is proposed and inference is conducted using weighted martingale estimating equations. This extends a previous
nonparametric approach to modelling capture-recapture data for open
populations with frequent capture occasions. Analytic expressions for
the large sample variances are derived and these are confirmed in a simulation study. The method is illustrated on monthly penguin banding data collected over 6 years.

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