[BIO] Mark Release Recapture

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Mark Release Recapture

- Used to estimate population size of mobile animals.

- Relies on a number of assumptions which if violated means data is inaccurate

  • Organisms mix randomly
  • Sufficient time elapses between first and second sample to allow random mixing
  • Organisms disperse evenly within the area
  • Changes of population size are negligible
  • Marking does not hinder movement…


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