Assessing uncertainty in sighting records: an example of the Barbary lion.Reed, J. Michael.
Lee, Tamsin E.
Black, Simon A.
Angelici, Francesco M.
Al Hikmani, Hadi.
Roberts, David L.
As species become rare and approach extinction, purported sightings can be controversial, especially when scarce management resources are at stake. We consider the probability that each individual sighting of a series is valid. Obtaining these probabilities requires a strict framework to ensure that they are as accurately representative as possible. We used a process, which has proven to provide a... read more
- Endangered species.
- Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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- Lee TE, Black SA, Fellous A, Yamaguchi N, Angelici FM, Al Hikmani H, Reed JM, Elphick CS, Roberts DL. (2015) Assessing uncertainty in sighting records: an example of the Barbary lion. PeerJ 3:e1224 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1224