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Practise using the Mark-release-recapture technique to estimate the population size of invertebrates and small mammals, and learn how to use the Lincoln Index to determine the population size for a number of different scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the assumptions made when using mark-release-recapture to estimate population size
  • Explore the reason we need to mark individuals and cannot just record the numbers caught on 2 separate occasions
  • Use the Lincoln Index to determine the population size for a number of different scenarios
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Interpreting and Analysing Data

  • Estimate the population size of a range of mark-recapture scenarios

Concepts Principles and Theories

  • Apply principles around the application of mark release recapture

Obtaining and Recording Data

  • How to use both visual and textual information to measure the number of marked and unmarked individuals

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