Line transect sampling in small regions


Melville, G.J. and Welsh, A.H. (2001) Line transect sampling in small regions. Biometrics, 57, (4), 1130-1137. (doi:10.1111/j.0006-341X.2001.01130.x).

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This paper develops an approach to estimating population abundance from line transect surveys which uses a calibration survey to estimate the detection function which is then employed as a weight function in constructing the abundance estimate. Nonparametric methods of estimating the detection function via local regression and via a kernel density estimator are considered. The proposed methods are evaluated using a set of Western Australian plant data and weed enumeration data.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0006-341X (print)
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Keywords: abundance estimation, calibration, detection function, distance sampling, kernel density estimation, line transect
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Statistics
ePrint ID: 29938
Date Deposited: 11 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:18
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29938

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