Review of mark-recapture studies on UK seabirds that are run through the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) network 2016
This report evaluates the performance of active and non-active seabird projects registered in the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival network.
The study demonstrates that the amount of effort applied to marking will determine the ideal rate of recapture. Furthermore, the levels of field effort required to accurately estimate survival changed with the duration of the time series. This result highlights the importance of having consistent programs for monitoring the survival rates of seabirds, as well as considering the longevity of programs when designing or adjusting field protocols.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2016·11·01
Horswill, C., Walker, R.H., Humphreys, E.M. & Robinson, R.A. 2015. Review of mark-recapture studies on UK seabirds that are run through the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) network. JNCC Report No. 600. JNCC, Peterborough. ISSN 0963-8091.
This report builds on previous work that reviewed the spatial range of MR based monitoring of seabirds in the UK, and examined the suitability of this approach for monitoring the different species.
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·07·10
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Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC