MN moose survey data

Description

Operational survey data for moose in MN (during years 2004-2007). Each record corresponds to an indpendently sighted group of moose, with variables that capture individual covariates (used in the detection model) as well as plot-level information (stratum identifer, sampling probability, etc).

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 805 observations on the following 11 variables.

year

year of survey

stratum

stratum identifier

subunit

sample plot ID

total

number of moose observed

cows

number of cows observed

calves

number of calves observed

bulls

number of bulls observed

unclass

number of unclassified animals observed (could not identify sex/age class)

voc

measurement of visual obstruction

grpsize

group size (cluter size)

References

Giudice, J H. and Fieberg, J. and Lenarz, M. S. 2012. Spending Degrees of Freedom in a Poor Economy: A Case Study of Building a Sightability Model for Moose in Northeastern Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(1):75-87.

Examples

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data(obs.m) 
obs.m[1:5, ]