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Acceptability of the Kalman filter to monitor pronghorn population sizeAuthor(s): Raymond L. Czaplewski
Source: Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. 110p. Dissertation.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionPronghorn antelope are important components of grassland and steppe ecosystems in Wyoming. Monitoring data on the size and population dynamics of these herds are expensive and gathered only a few times each year. Reliable data include estimates of animals harvested and proportion of bucks, does, and fawns. A deterministic simulation model has been used to improve estimates of population size. Expert judgement is employed for initial estimates of natural mortality; adjustments are made until the simulation satisfactorily agrees with field data.
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CitationCzaplewski, Raymond L. 1986. Acceptability of the Kalman filter to monitor pronghorn population size. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. 110p. Dissertation.
KeywordsKalman filter, pronghorn antelope, deterministic simulation model
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