Handbook of Capture-Recapture Analysis


Amstrup, McDonald, and Manly


June 1, 2005


Amstrup, S. C., T. L. McDonald, and B. F. J. Manly (2005). Handbook of Capture-Recapture Analysis. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, p. 313. DOI: 10.1515/9781400837717.


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Winner of The Wildlife Society’s 2007 Wildlife Publications Award in the Outstanding Edited Book Category

“This is a good book for anyone with a basic understanding of capture-recapture models who wants to develop their knowledge and apply these techniques to their own data. Exactly what a handbook should be!” -Laura Cowen, Quarterly Review of Biology

“The editors have done an admirable job in trying to make complex capture-recapture models accessible to a greater range of field-based ecologists.” -David Wilson, Austral Ecology

“The capture, tagging, and subsequent recapture of animals, birds, and fish is the field biologists most important tool for enumerating and quantifying the status of wild populations. This mark-recapture data must be subjected to sophisticated statistical analyses back in the office, and there can be a disconnect between those who do the field work and those who do the analyses. This text, written by authors with expertise in the field and in the office, successfully bridges that gap. This handbook will be immediately useful to ecologists, biologists, and statisticians.” -Northeastern Naturalist

“This book is easy to read, well organized, and relies throughout on leading experts in the field. The authors have a perfect command of the subject and cover capture-recapture methods in a comprehensive way.” -Jean-Dominique Lebreton, director of research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and co-director, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive

“The authors are among the leaders in the world in developing and applying capture-recapture methods. This book will be a major contribution to the field.” -William L. Kendall, research biometrician, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center