Collecting Population Data

  • Gary A. Wobeser


Definition of the population (the individuals of a species present in a defined area at a certain time) is central to most disease investigations and is also one of the most difficult aspects of any study of wild animals. There are a great variety of methods for describing a population, but when dealing with disease these usually involve elaboration of a few basic questions:
  • who is present?

  • who is at risk?

  • who is affected?

  • what effect is disease having on the population?


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary A. Wobeser
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  1. 1.Western College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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