Constant probability of capture (M0)

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This is the simplest model in which every animal at all sampling occasions has the same probability of capture. For more than two sampling occasions the maximum likelihood estimator of population size is found using numerical methods as described by Otis et al. (1978)

 

This model can be viewed as a foundation against which to assess more general and complex models.

 

The results for an M0 model are displayed by clicking on the M0 tab which will appear once the model has been selected from the Closed methods drop-down menu.