Appendix S1. R code for Bayesian hierarchical model.

Appendix S2. Figure S1 survival probabilities, mortality rates and cdf's of ages at death from the four sets of priors tested. Figures S2 and S3 that show the results of the estimation of the Gompertz baseline mortality parameter, α and the recapture probability, π. Figure S4 shows trace plots for Gompertz parameters for the Soay sheep analysis.

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