Question:
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.

Replies:
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.

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