The Annals of Mathematical Statistics

The Estimation of Biological Populations

Douglas G. Chapman

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Abstract

A number of statistical models, underlying the methods used in the estimation of the sizes and other parameters of animal populations, are set up. The relevant estimation equations are given, with their variances and covariances. For the most part the theory is designed for large populations. In setting up the models, consideration has been given to the desideratum of having them conform as closely as possible to the actual practices of animal sampling. To what extent the models do agree with reality is one of the many open questions which are noted in this paper.

Article information

Source
Ann. Math. Statist. Volume 25, Number 1 (1954), 1-15.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 28 April 2007

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http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoms/1177728844

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Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aoms/1177728844

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR61336

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0059.13503

Citation

Chapman, Douglas G. The Estimation of Biological Populations. Ann. Math. Statist. 25 (1954), no. 1, 1--15. doi:10.1214/aoms/1177728844. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoms/1177728844.


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