IS.07: New Advances in Capture-Recapture Methods

28 August 2020 | 15:00 UTC / GMT

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Speaker Abstracts

Capture-recapture methods have taken strong developments, especially in their applications to Ecology, and also in their applications to social and medical sciences. Capture-recapture techniques have been widely used to estimate population sizes and related parameters such as survival rates, birth rates, and migration rates. Biologists and ecologists have long recognized that it would be unnecessary and almost impossible to count every animal in order to obtain an accurate estimate of the population size. Consequently, capture-recapture methods are very important tools for estimating population sizes and species richness. The Web of Science (WOS) reported 123 papers including in their titles the term "capture-recapture", since 2017. Moreover, the journal Biometrics has published 8 outstanding papers on capture-recapture models in the last 5 years. There are also several recently published books entirely focused on capture-recapture methods. Two of the proposed invited speakers (Alfò and Böhning) have been coauthors and co-editors of one of these books: Capture-Recapture Methods for the Social and Medical Sciences, Chapman and Hall (2017).

The purpose of this invited session is twofold. Firstly, we want to bring together researchers with recent publications on capture-recapture models in order to present their methodological advances and applications. Secondly, we want to give a larger audience access to these developments and their potentials, sensibilizing and attracting researchers to new statistical problems requiring capture-recapture-methods.

Session Organizer and Chair: 
Pere Puig, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Session Speakers:
Marco Alfo, Sapienza University of Rome
On Ordinal models for capture-recapture counts

Anabel Blasco, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Seeing animals once and more than once: a Bayesian capture-recapture model

Dankmar Bohning, University of Southampton
Capturere-capture for population size estimation based upon zero-truncated count distributions with one-inflation