HOW TO USE MARK-RELEASE-RECAPTURE TO INVESTIGATE A POPULATION SIZE
- Catch a sample of the species using an appropriate method.
- Mark them in a harmless way.
- Release them back into their habitat.
- Allow a period of time to elapse e.g. a week.
- Catch a second sample of the species.
- Count how many of them are marked within the sample.
- Use this equation to estimate the size…