- If you want a review of introductory probability theory, look at Chapter 1 in Tuckwell, Elementary Applications of Probability Theory. Sections 1.1 - 1.4 are the most relevant to us.
- If you want a review of likelihood methods, look at Chapter 2: Using likelihood for estimation in Borchers, Buckland and Zucchini, Estimating Animal Abundance.
- Or, for a more concise treatment, look at WNC, chapter 4, especially sections 4.1 (distributions) and 4.2 (estimation) (these are not in the readings folder)

WNC is Williams, Nichols and Conroy,

AMM is Amstrup, McDonald and Manly,

The Statistics Reading Room has a copy of WNC.

- Part 1, closed populations:

WNC Chapter 1, but skim (i.e. don't worry about details) 1.5 and 1.6

Chao and Huggins, Classical Closed-population Capture-Recapture Models, Chapter 2 in AMM

- Homework guidelines
- Homework 1 (Estimation of population parameters)

- Data sets
- R programs
- R for ecologists Tutorial in R for community ecologists, emphasizing data manipulation
- Introduction to R programming in ecology and epidemiology The first of a series of web tutorials; the rest are more specialized for plant pathologists. You can see the entire set at Ecology and epidemiology in the R programming environment

- CRAN: archive for R project, including downloadable binaries
- Program MARK: standalone program for Mark-Recapture and related methods. The RMark library links R and MARK.