How ideas from ecological capture-recapture models may inform multiple systems estimation analyses

Hannah Worthington, Rachel McCrea, Ruth King, Kyle Vincent

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Abstract

Abundance estimation, for both human and animal populations, informs policy
decisions and population management. Capture-recapture and multiple sources data share a common structure; the population can be partially enumerated and individuals are identifiable. Consequently, the analytical methods were developed simultaneously. However, whilst ecological models have been developed to describe highly complex, biologically realistic scenarios, for example modelling population changes through time and combining different forms of data, multiple systems estimation has changed comparatively less so. In this paper we provide a brief description of the historical development of ecological and epidemiological capture-recapture and discuss the associated underlying differences that have led to model divergence. We identify
three key areas where ecological modelling methods may inform and improve
multiple systems estimation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Oct 2020

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