A METHOD OF CORRECTING POPULATION AND SEX AND AGE ESTIMATES FROM AERIAL TRANSECT SURVEYS FOR MOOSE
It is generally accepted that most aerial censuses of moose underestimate the true population. This study involved recording locations of moose on 3,760 km of transect, 0.5 km in width. Estimators using the right-angled frequency distribution of sightings were applied to correct the original population estimate. Approximately 43 percent of all moose were missed with cows and calves being the least visible, followed by lone animals. Aggregates of two or more were most readily seen. Moose were most visible in recently cut areas, less visible in older cuts and least visible in uncut stands of timber.
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Thompson, I. D. (1979). A METHOD OF CORRECTING POPULATION AND SEX AND AGE ESTIMATES FROM AERIAL TRANSECT SURVEYS FOR MOOSE. Alces: A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose, 15, 148–168. Retrieved from https://www.alcesjournal.org/index.php/alces/article/view/1707
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