Line transect sampling in small regions

Melville, G.J. and Welsh, A.H. (2001) Line transect sampling in small regions Biometrics, 57, (4), pp. 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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.0006-341X.2001.01130.x
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Keywords: abundance estimation, calibration, detection function, distance sampling, kernel density estimation, line transect
Organisations: Statistics
ePrint ID: 29938
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:20
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