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Title: Acceptability of the Kalman filter to monitor pronghorn population size

Author: Czaplewski, Raymond L. Ph.D.;

Date: 1986

Source: Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. 110p. Dissertation.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Pronghorn 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.

Keywords: Kalman filter, pronghorn antelope, deterministic simulation model

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Czaplewski, Raymond L. 1986. Acceptability of the Kalman filter to monitor pronghorn population size. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. 110p. Dissertation.


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