NRES 310 – Wildlife Ecology and Management Mark-Recapture Lab Experiment Due in lab 25 October 2005 – in an excel file The Study: We are going to conduct a mark-recapture study on University of Nevada Reno (UNR) campus. We will begin by collecting data on vehicles parked in 2 parking lots on the UNR campus. Because we need our individuals to be uniquely marked we will collect the license numbers of cars parked in those two parking lots. Your job is to perform 4 capture events and record both new and recaptured individuals. Data collection procedure: You will use the attached data sheet (more copies are available on the web) to record licenses numbers and presence (1) or absence (0) of that vehicle on consecutive visits. List all vehicles licenses that you observe on visit 1 (excluding university non-exempt vehicles) and record the date and a 1 for presence in the column for visit 1. If you observe a license number on visit 2 that was not present on visit 1. Record the license # on your data sheet with a 0 for visit 1, and a 1 for visit 2. Do the same thing for visits 3 and 4. On October 25, bring your data sheets to lab with an excel file with the data in it, enter the data exactly as you list it in columns on your data sheet. Visit parking lots on 4, non-consecutive days and use only working days (M-F) for data collection. Study Areas: Parking lot in front of Valley Rd Buildings, and the lot Behind Fleichman Agriculture and Life Sciences Building. See attached map.