The estimation of animal abundance and related parameters

Published on Jan 1, 1973
George A. F. Seber25
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The author, one of the world's leading experts in the study of animal populations, explains in detail the methods developed by ecologists for estimating animal numbers and related parameters such as mortality and birth rates.
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