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Article Number - F0B093F56014


Vol.11(1), pp. 1-13 , January 2018
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMCSR2017.0703
ISSN: 2006-9731


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Distributional analysis with line transect methodology of the distance sampling techniques: Case of large mammals of the Mole National Park (MNP) of Ghana



Katara Salifu
  • Katara Salifu
  • University for Development Studies, Department of Statistics, Navrongo Campus, Navrongo, Ghana.
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S.K Amponsah
  • S.K Amponsah
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics, Ghana.
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Bashiru I.I. Saeed
  • Bashiru I.I. Saeed
  • Kumasi Technical University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kumasi, Ghana.
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 Received: 05 June 2017  Accepted: 18 August 2017  Published: 31 January 2018

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Distance sampling with line transect method has been applied by many researchers to monitor and observe varied animals and plants with the aim to estimating population density and/or abundance. The detection and detectabilities of plants and animals with line transect methodology appear to be described as seen in the application software DISTANCE by some four specific models or mathematical functions. This study has established the need for an expansion of the functional space of the application software of the distance sampling with line transect application to cater for differences in species with different biological characteristics, and revealed that the detection of plants and animals of all species of different kinds can be described differently with distinct functions, as differences in biological characteristics of different species can be manifested in their detections and detectabilities.
 
Key words: DISTANCE, distance sampling, detectability, line transect method, Mole National Park (MNP).

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APA Salifu, K., Amponsah, S. K., & Saeed, B. I. I. (2018). Distributional analysis with line transect methodology of the distance sampling techniques: Case of large mammals of the Mole National Park (MNP) of Ghana. African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research, 11(1), 1-13.
Chicago Katara Salifu, S.K Amponsah and Bashiru I.I. Saeed  . "Distributional analysis with line transect methodology of the distance sampling techniques: Case of large mammals of the Mole National Park (MNP) of Ghana." African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research 11, no. 1 (2018): 1-13.
MLA Katara Salifu, S.K Amponsah and Bashiru I.I. Saeed  . "Distributional analysis with line transect methodology of the distance sampling techniques: Case of large mammals of the Mole National Park (MNP) of Ghana." African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research 11.1 (2018): 1-13.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMCSR2017.0703
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