The uniformly most powerful invariant test for two models of detection function in point transect sampling

BORGONI, RICCARDO; Department Of Statistics - University Of Milano "Bicocca" & QUATTO, PIERO; Department Of Statistics - University Of Milano "Bicocca"
Estimating population abundance is of primary interest in wildlife population studies. Point transect sampling is a well established methodology for this purpose. The usual approach for estimating the density or the size of the population of interest is to assume a particular model for the detection function (the conditional probability of detecting an animal given that it is at a certain distance from the observer). Two popular models for this function are the half-normal model...