PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Svetlana Katok, Stephanie Zerby, Flossie Dunlop.

Title:Lake fish population estimates and mixing properties
Seminar:PMASS Colloquium
Speaker:Jana Rodriguez Hertz, IMERL, Uruguay
Abstract:
A mark-and-recapture method of lake fish population estimate consists in collecting and tagging a random sample of, for instance, 1000 fish, and counting the tagged fish in a second random capture, after releasing and allowing a period of mixing. A number of, for instance, 10 tagged fish would give an estimate of 100,000 fish in the lake. Is this a good estimate? We will see how this depends on the way the fish get mixed.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:02 / 09 / 2012
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm