Abundance estimation

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Abundance estimation comprises all statistical methods for estimating the number of individuals in a population. In ecology, this may be anything from estimating the number of daisies in a field to estimating the number of blue whales in the ocean.[1]

Plot sampling[edit]

Main article: Plot sampling


Main article: Mark-recapture

Distance sampling[edit]

Main article: Distance sampling


  1. ^ Borchers, D. L.; Buckland, S. T.; Zucchini, W. (2004). Estimating animal abundance. Springer. ISBN 1-85233-560-2.