removal trapping

removal trapping

a means of measuring a wild animal population by the change in the population resulting from the trapping of a known number of animals and their removal to a distant site.
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Mammalian community structure in lowland, tropical Peru, as determined by removal trapping.
Finally, should the immigration rate be slow, mark-recapture trapping will prevent problems associated with decreased sample sizes resulting from extinction or partial extinction of the population that removal trapping can cause.
As removal trapping proceeds, immigrants may be drawn from a larger and larger (more heterogeneous) region.
During removal trapping at the end of the study (week 42), snap traps were placed at all trap stations and in selected runways between the trapping stations to ensure that all animals were removed.
The very good agreement between the actual number of animals in the populations, obtained from removal trapping at the termination of the experiment (week 42), and the C-J-S estimate the week before shows that density estimates were not biased [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].