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I am interested in learning how to estimate animal populations. What methods are used, and how do scientists go about doing this?

Figuring out ways to estimate animal population sizes and their trends involves a lot of research time at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. As you probably know, animals do not particularly want to be counted and it becomes quite a tricky business!

Learn more:

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Population Research Activities

Clemson Cooperative Extension - Estimating Wildlife Numbers


Tags: Animals, Wildlife, Birds, Classification