Rahel Sollmann, Beth Gardner, Richard B. Chandler, J. Andrew Royle, and T. Scott Sillett. 2015. An open-population hierarchical distance sampling model. Ecology 96:325331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1625.1


Supplement 2

Evaluation of the approximation of the detection function and alternative implementations.
Ecological Archives E096-033-S2.

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Rahel Sollmann
North Carolina State University,
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Raleigh, NC, USA
E-mail: rsollma@ncsu.edu

Beth Gardner
North Carolina State University
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Raleigh, NC, USA

Richard B. Chandler
University of Georgia
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Athens, GA, USA

J. Andrew Royle
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Laurel, MD, USA

T. Scott Sillett
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Migratory Bird Center
Washington, DC, USA


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Detection_function_JAGS.txt  (MD5: 007162c2064a70a7f698ac0d890409b4): Code snippets showing alternative implementations of the half-normal detection function.

HNsimresults.csv  (MD5: 80167ae96557e20304ebe21f686e9b2f): Tables with summary results of simulation study to investigate bias and confidence interval coverage of two implementations of the half-normal detection function.

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We present an alternative, less coarse, yet more time consuming approximation of the integral in Eq. 1 in the text, as well as the closed-form implementation of that integral for line transect sampling, as well as an assessment of the bias and confidence interval coverage of the two approximations for point surveys.