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Do observer differences in bird detection affect inferences from large-scale ecological studies?

Wood, Jeffrey; MacGregor, Chris; Lindenmayer, David B


Use of multiple observers in large-scale bird surveys is often unavoidable. But how significant are observer differences in bird detection? Do observer effects significantly influence inferences about environmental factors on birds? We conducted a field experiment to quantify differences between observers in the detection of birds at Booderee National Park, south-eastern Australia. We also re-analysed a large dataset from an observational study where multiple observers had participated in bird...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Emu
DOI: 10.1071/MU08029


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