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Título: Model-based Inference for Rare and Clustered Populations from Adaptive Cluster Sampling using Auxiliary Variables

Data: 30 de abril (quinta-feira)
Horário: 10:00

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Resumo: Rare populations, such as endangered animals and plants, drug users and individuals with rare diseases, tend to cluster in regions. Adaptive cluster sampling is generally applied to obtain information from clustered and sparse populations since it increases survey effort in areas where the individuals of interest are observed. This work aims to propose a unit-level model which assumes that counts are related to auxiliary variables, improving the sampling process, assigning different weights to the cells, besides referring them spatially. The proposed model fits rare and grouped populations, disposed over a regular grid, in a Bayesian framework. The approach is compared to alternative methods using simulated data and a real experiment in which adaptive samples were drawn from an African Buffaloes population in a 24,108 km2 area of East Africa. Simulation studies show that the model is efficient under several settings, validating the methodology proposed in this paper for practical situations.

Banca Examinadora

  • Kelly C. M. Gonçalves (presidente - UFRJ);
  • João B. M. Pereira (UFRJ);
  • Fernando A. S. Moura (UFRJ);
  • Pedro L. N. Silva (ENCE);
  • Carlos A. Abanto-Valle (suplente).

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