Inferring extinction in a declining population
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- Solow, A.R. J. Math. Biol. (1993) 32: 79. doi:10.1007/BF00160376
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This note describes a test for extinction in a declining population based on a record of sightings. The test assumes that, prior to extinction, the sightings follow a Poisson process with decreasing rate function. An application to a sighting record of the black-footed ferret is presented.