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Ungulate population monitoring in an open tundra landscape: distance sampling versus total counts
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-27)
Researchers and wildlife managers strive for low bias and high precision (i.e. high accuracy) when estimating animal population sizes. Distance sampling is currently one of the most widely used monitoring methods. However, it relies on strict sampling designs and modeling assumptions that can be difficult to meet in the field. Here, we use data from two sub-populations of non-migratory wild Svalbard ...