Join us at 3 PM on Friday, September 6, in Room 103A Walker Hall to hear Dr. Gosky discuss...
Simulation Results Involving Bayesian Closed Population Capture-Recapture Models with Heterogeneity
Capture-Recapture models are commonly used to estimate the size of closed animal and human populations. However, heterogeneity (unequal capture probability) within the population violates the assumptions of the most basic models, and different heterogeneity models have been developed to provide more accurate estimates of population size in these cases. However, some research suggests that different heterogeneity models may fit an observed data equally well but provide different inferences about population size.
In this talk we will: (a) Introduce Capture-Recapture models; (b) Discuss Bayesian approaches for Capture-Recapture models; (c) Summarize simulation results comparing the performance of different heterogeneity models under different conditions, including increased number of capture periods.