Ecology Colloquium Series - Modeling Black Bear Populations in PA
Ethan Kibe (Penn State)
Models are constructed with individual and grouped covariates for tagged bears across PA in an effort to predict the likelihood of harvest. Models are compared to the Lincoln-Peterson equivalent model that is the current standard for estimating bear populations in PA. The estimates from the best model are then used in a Horvitz-Thompson-like analysis with respect to all harvest records for a particular year to estimate population.