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Date: Around 1993


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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.



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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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