Unformatted text preview: calculate the number of pinto beans in the population (N).
Show your calculations. 3. Using the Schnabel index, calculate the number of pinto beans in the population (N). Show
your calculations.
m ÂM C
i N= i i =1 m ÂR i i =1 Discussion
How do your estimates compare to the true population size? If your estimated values differ from
the true value, why do you think this might have occurred?
Did the Schnabel index give you a better estimate of the actual population size than did the LincolnPeterson index? Why?
72 Exercise 3.B. Estimating Population Size: MarkRecapture...
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 Spring '09
 Sundram
 Ecology, Evolution, population size, Schnabel

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