Summary: The Jolly-Seber model: more than just
Carl J. Schwarz
The Jolly-Seber model provides estimates of abundance, survival,
and capture rates from capture-recapture experiments. We will re-
view the use of the Jolly-Seber model in open populations for these
purposes and the recent extensions of the single cohort model to the
following cases: a multiple-cohort studies where recruitment rates
are compared among cohorts; b age-speci c breeding proportions;
c population growth rates. Finally, we propose new areas of research
needed for this model.
Carl J. Schwarz is an Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: animal abundance; breeding proportions; capture-recapture;
Cormack-Jolly-Seber; Jolly-Seber; mark-recapture; survival estima-