By Jonathan Robert Bart, Victoria Helen Johnston
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As a simple example, suppose we were trying to estimate the inverse of mean plot size, as is the case in expression (6). To keep the example simple, suppose plots were actually of size 1 or size 9 (the units do not matter), and that the two sizes were equally common. 2. Now suppose we tried to estimate the inverse with a sample of size 1. 11. 2. , the bias) would be much smaller. If we used plot sizes of 1 and 9 but increased the sample size to 2, then the bias would also be smaller. More generally, the bias in a ratio estimate decreases with sample size and when the variance of the random variable in the denominator decreases.
Many apparently continue north to breed, but some remain to nest. Based on observations of nests and broods, Long-billed Dowitchers are uncommon breeders on the central Yukon– Kuskokwim Delta. Dowitcher nests have been found most frequently in meadows and small wetlands within moist tundra areas (Brandt 1943, B. J. McCaffery, pers. ). 3), although four birds were recorded outside the surveyed plots on the SSA. Most records were of single birds in wetlands. Surveyors recorded 41 total observations, and 28 pairs were judged to be breeding on the surveyed plots.
Schulte, S. Brown, and an anonymous reviewer for comments on the penultimate draft. Finally, we acknowledge B. A. Andres, S. K. Skagen, and G. S. Shorebird Coordinator, PRISM Coordinator, and Canada Shorebird Coordinator, for their support through the many years that Arctic PRISM has taken to develop. edu/go/sab. Une traduction du résumé est disponible en français. Una traducción del resumen está disponible en español. NO. 44 Bart and Johnston PART TWO Regional Reports This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER THREE Shorebird Surveys in Western Alaska Brian J.