Chapter 12. Estimating Population Size with Line Transects and DISTANCE

  1. James P. Gibbs,
  2. Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. and
  3. Eleanor J. Sterling

Published Online: 26 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch12

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

How to Cite

Gibbs, J. P., Hunter, M. L. and Sterling, E. J. (2008) Estimating Population Size with Line Transects and DISTANCE, in Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152877

Online ISBN: 9781444319576

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Keywords:

  • estimating population size with line transects and distance;
  • population survey methods and relative measures of animal abundance;
  • adjusting for variation in ‘sightability’;
  • essence of ‘distance sampling’;
  • concepts behind distance sampling;
  • fixed-width transect or ‘strip transect’;
  • distance data for Orang Utan nests;
  • DISTANCE - creating ‘New Analysis’ with default settings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objective

  • Procedures

  • Expected Products

  • Discussion

  • Making It Happen

  • Further Resources