Journal of Marine Sciences / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

An Approximate Bayesian Method Applied to Estimating the Trajectories of Four British Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) Populations from Pup Counts

Table 1

Distributions of parameter values. The priors are taken from Newman et al. [9], the posterior values are those from the replicate model runs in each region.

SymbolPriorPosterior
North SeaOrkneyInner HebridesOuter Hebrides
distributionmeansdmeansdmeansdmeansdmeansd

max pup survival Beta(14.53,6.23)0.70.10.70.10.70.10.70.10.70.1
adult survival Beta(22.05,1.15)0.950.040.920.010.960.010.950.020.910.01
max fecundity Beta(22.05,1.15)0.950.040.950.050.950.050.950.050.950.05

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