LIST OF TABLES
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2-1 Simulation results for the likelihood-based inference. The true values of r and A were
set at 0.3 and 10 during the simulation. In each case, 1000 data sets were simulated.......23
2-2 The results of the Gibbs sampler algorithm. The likelihood estimates for thesame
data set were obtained using the BFGS algorithm for optimization..............................24
2-3 The results of the Gibbs sampler algorithm. The likelihood estimates for the same
data set w ere obtained using the BFG S ........................................ ......................... 24
3-1 Sampling effort at each camera trap location. ...................................... ............... 39
3-3 Posterior summary statistics by ensuring independence between sites with prior
distribution for X-Gam m a(2, 4.5)...... ........................................................... ............... 40
3-4 Posterior summary statistics by ensuring independence between sites with prior
distribution for X-Gam m a(4.5, 2)................................................................. ............... 40
3-5 Posterior summary statistics (relaxing site independence) with prior distribution for
X ~ G am m a(2, 4 .5) .........................................................................4 1
3-6 Posterior summary statistics (relaxing site independence) with prior distribution for
X~ G am m a(4 .5, 2) ..........................................................................4 1