Mark-recapture studies are useful for estimating population size and survival in wildlife populations, but can be overwhelming because of the massive amount of literature on their development and application.
Let’s dip our toes into some capture-recapture models using the famous `dipper` data set and the marked package in R.
The syntax (and approach) is almost identical using RMark to access the widely used MARK program. The code from this tutorial is available on my GitHub page for mark-recapture workshops.
Let’s get started!