Individual variation in capture probability (Mh)

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Capture probabilities often vary between individual animals; this may be related to sex, age, social dominance or individual differences in activity. If sex, age or size of individuals has been recorded, and sufficient observations are available, then Simply Tagging will allow you to subset the data into groups which can be assumed to show homogeneous behaviour, and model Mt, M0 or Mb applied. When this is impossible, Simply Tagging estimates population size using the method of Chao (1989).

 

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