A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging

Author: Robert Kenward
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0124042422
Format: PDF, ePub
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Replaces the author's 1987 publication, Wildlife radio tagging as the standard text in the field.

Wildlife radio tagging

Author: Robert Kenward
Publisher:
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This book is a general guide to radio tracking and activity monitoring with pulsed-signal radio tags. The most elementary tags are used to find the animal so that it can be watched, captured or monitored in other ways. Tags can also have their pulses modulated by a variety of simple sensor sub-circuits to telemeter temperature, posture, movement, compass orientation and other aspects of animal activity. The text follows a sequence designed to guide the novice user through all aspects of radio tagging from the planning of a project and the choice of equipment, through field techniques to data analysis. There are details on tag construction and mounting both externally and by implantation. This book will be invaluable to scientists in all branches of ecology and wildlife research, both in showing ways in which radio tagging can be of use and in giving practical details on how to use this technology.

Analysis of Wildlife Radio Tracking Data

Author: Gary C. White
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080926576
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the substantial advances in the miniaturization of electronic components, wildlife biologists now routinely monitor the movements of free-ranging animals with radio-tracking devices. This book explicates the many analytical techniques and computer programs available to extract biological information from the radio tracking data. Presentation of software programs for solving specific problems Design of radio-tracking studies Mechanics of data collection Estimation of position by triangulation Graphic presentation of animal migration, dispersal, fidelity, and association Home range estimation, habitat utilization, and estimation of survival rates and population size

Developments in Fish Telemetry

Author: Pedro R. Almeida
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402062370
Format: PDF
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This volume includes 33 peer-reviewed papers presented at the Sixth Conference on Fish Telemetry held in Europe (Sesimbra, Portugal, 5-11 June 2005). The papers focus on migration and behaviour, species conservation and habitat rehabilitation, human impacts and fisheries, telemetry methodology and new technology. This book is aimed at scientists and engineers actively involved in aquatic telemetry projects.

Mammalogy Techniques Lab Manual

Author: James M. Ryan
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421426080
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mammals inhabit nearly every continent and every sea. They have adapted to life underground, in the frozen Arctic, the hottest deserts, and every habitat in-between. In Mammalogy Techniques Lab Manual?the only field manual devoted to training the next generation of mammalogists?biologist and educator James M. Ryan details the modern research techniques today’s professionals use to study mammals wherever they are found. Ideal for any mammalogy or wildlife biology course, this clear and practical guide aids students by getting them outside to study mammals in their natural environments. Twenty comprehensive chapters cover skull and tooth identification, radio and satellite GPS tracking, phylogeny construction, mark and recapture techniques, camera trapping, museum specimen preparation, optimal foraging, and DNA extraction, among other topics. Each chapter includes several exercises with step-by-step instructions for students to collect and analyze their own data, along with background information, downloadable sample data sets (to use when it is not practical to be out in the field), and detailed descriptions of useful open-source software tools. This pragmatic resource provides students with real-world experience practicing the complex techniques used by modern wildlife biologists. With more than 60 applied exercises to choose from in this unique manual, students will quickly acquire the scientific skills essential for a career working with mammals.

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation

Author: Luigi Boitani
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191625345
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attract interest from ecologists and conservation biologists. Conflicts with human activities stimulate continual debates about the management of carnivore populations, and throughout the world people seek workable solutions for human/carnivore coexistence. This concise yet authoritative handbook describes research methods and techniques for the study and conservation of all terrestrial carnivore species. Particular attention is paid to techniques for managing the human/carnivore interface. Descriptions of the latest methodologies are supported by references to case studies, whilst dedicated boxes are used to illustrate how a technique is applied to a specific land cover type, species, or particular socio-economic context. The book describes the most recent advances in modelling the patterns of animal distributions, movements, and use of land cover types, as well as including the most efficient methods to trap, handle, and mark carnivores. Carnivores are biogeographically diverse and whilst extensive scientific research has investigated many aspects of carnivore biology, not all species have been equally covered. This book is unique in its intention to provide practical guidance for carrying out research and conservation of carnivores across all species and areas of the world.

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

Author: Nova J. Silvy
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421401592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rev. ed. of: Techniques for wildlife investigations and management / edited by Clait E. Braun. 6th ed. Bethesda, Md.: Wildlife Society, 2005.

Research Techniques in Animal Ecology

Author: Luigi Boitani
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501390
Format: PDF
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The present biodiversity crisis is rife with opportunities to make important conservation decisions; however, the misuse or misapplication of the methods and techniques of animal ecology can have serious consequences for the survival of species. Still, there have been relatively few critical reviews of methodology in the field. This book provides an analysis of some of the most frequently used research techniques in animal ecology, identifying their limitations and misuses, as well as possible solutions to avoid such pitfalls. In the process, contributors to this volume present new perspectives on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Research Techniques in Animal Ecology is an overarching account of central theoretical and methodological controversies in the field, rather than a handbook on the minutiae of techniques. The editors have forged comprehensive presentations of key topics in animal ecology, such as territory and home range estimates, habitation evaluation, population viability analysis, GIS mapping, and measuring the dynamics of societies. Striking a careful balance, each chapter begins by assessing the shortcomings and misapplications of the techniques in question, followed by a thorough review of the current literature, and concluding with possible solutions and suggested guidelines for more robust investigations.