Capture-Recapture models estimate unknown population sizes. Eight standard closed population models exist, allowing for time, behavioral, and heterogeneity effects. Bayesian versions of these models are presented and use of Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC) and the Deviance Information Criterion (DIC) are explored as model selection tools, through simulation and real dataset analysis.
Gosky, Ross M. and Ghosh, Sujit K.
"A Comparative Study of Bayesian Model Selection Criteria for Capture-Recapture Models for Closed Populations,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol8/iss1/6