18. Capture–Recapture Sampling

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch18

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Capture–Recapture Sampling, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch18

Author Information

  1. Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470402313

Online ISBN: 9781118162934



  • capture–recapture, detectability;
  • multinomial, behavioral response;
  • ratio variance estimator


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Single Recapture

  • Models for Simple Capture–Recapture

  • Sampling Design in Capture–Recapture: Ratio Variance Estimator

  • Estimating Detectability with Capture–Recapture Methods

  • Multiple Releases

  • More Elaborate Models

  • Exercise