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Review of mark-recapture studies on UK seabirds that are run through the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) network 2016

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds JNCC report series Marine Seabirds Species UK UK Species 600

Abstract

This report evaluates the performance of active and non-active seabird projects registered in the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival network.

Summary

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

Citation
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.

Lineage
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.

Responsible organisation
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

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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