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A generalised likelihood framework for partially observed capture-recapture-recovery models

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Ruth King, R S McCrea

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We provide a closed form likelihood expression for multi-state mark-recapture-recovery data when the state of an individual may be only partially observed. The corresponding su cient statistics are presented in addition to a matrix formulation which facilitates an e cient calculation of the likelihood. This likelihood framework provides a consistent and uni ed framework with many standard models applied to mark-recapture-recovery data as special cases.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-45
JournalStatistical Methodology
Early online date19 Jul 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Capture-recapture-recovery data, Closed form likelihood, Multi-state, Partially observed states, Sufficient statistics

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