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July 3, 2009: the Jolly-Seber Model

Paul_n_Yolanda Here we are at the end of our first week of field research and it is time to check our results after all our trapping and recapture of all those voles and couple of chipmunks. We will be using a formula called the Jolly-Seber Model, to come up with our figures. According to our data, voles are 5.3/hectare. Also the amount of deer is reaching a number of 19.18/hectare in the Cooks Lake farm area. We are now having a lecture on mammals as well as ecology of the region with Dr Chris Newman. He has great knowledge in this field so he can deliver these talks with great ease. His partner Dr. Christina Buesching has knowledge with the field work and therefore they complement each other and the team can and will be able to come away with the knowledge that the work we are doing will help with the research on climate chnage in this region of Nova Scotia.
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Hi Paul, here is your Dad calling. I'm still trying to make this laptop my friend, and very slowly am making some progress. I am following your blogs every day and follow your activities in the field. Life is very quiet around here now you're away. I hope that you keep enjoying your work in the
Canadian wilderness.

Best of luck love Dad

Antoon Smelter | Posted Mon 06 Jul 2009 8:15AM

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