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Does anyone have information on the probability that is used in the estimation of animals for conservation/environment purposes, such as capture- mark-release-capture method? Addresses or books as sources would be equally helpful.

See Section 3.2 in "Elementary Applications of Probability Theory" by H. C. Tuckwell (Chapman and Hall, Pub., ISBN 0412304805 also in paperback with last 3 digits 902). The hypergeometric distribution is applied and the discussion gives a maximum likelihood estimator and formulation of confidence intervals.

Tom Elsner

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