Mark-Recapture (define,equation, 5 assumptions)
Define: sampling technique for organisms that move to determine population size. Capture, mark, release, capture again later
- Equation:
- Assumptions: (1) number of individuals caught the first time is the same proportion of the total population as the proportion of marked individuals to the total number caught the second time. (2) Marks did not fall off or affect survival (3) captures dispersed evenly into the population (4) Random capture (5) no immigration, emigration, births, deaths