Ecological Census Techniques

A Handbook

Author: William J. Sutherland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139458019

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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This is an updated version of the best selling first edition, Ecological Census Techniques, with updating, some new chapters and authors. Almost all ecological and conservation work involves carrying out a census or survey. This practically focussed book describes how to plan a census, the practical details and shows with worked examples how to analyse the results. The first three chapters describe planning, sampling and the basic theory necessary for carrying out a census. In the subsequent chapters international experts describe the appropriate methods for counting plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. As many censuses also relate the results to environmental variability, there is a chapter explaining the main methods. Finally, there is a list of the most common mistakes encountered when carrying out a census.

Ecological Census Techniques

A Handbook

Author: William J. Sutherland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478151

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A concise guide to the techniques for estimating population numbers in plants and animals.

Bird Census Techniques

Author: Colin J. Bibby,Neil D. Burgess,David A. Hill

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080984509

Category: Science

Page: 257

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Wild birds are counted for a wide variety of reasons and by a bewildering array of methods. However, detailed descriptions of the techniques used and the rationale adopted are scattered in the literature, and the newcomer to bird census work or the experienced bird counter in search of a wider view, may well have difficulty in coming to grips with the subject as a whole. While not an end in itself, numerical and distributional census work is a fundamental part of many scientific and conservation studies, and one in which the application of given standards is vital if results are not to be distorted or applied in a misleading way. This book provides a concise guide to the various census techniques and to the opportunities and pitfalls which each entails. The common methods are described in detail, and illustrated through an abundance of diagrams showing examples of actual and theoretical census studies. Anyone with a bird census job to plan should be able to select the method best suited to the study at hand, and to apply it to best effect within the limits inherent in it and the constraints of the particular study. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology have for many years pioneered the collaboration of amateurs and professionals in various census studies. Three members of their staff, each with extensive field experience, now pool the knowledge of these investigations to lay the groundwork for sound census work in future years.

Bird Ecology and Conservation : A Handbook of Techniques

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: William J. Sutherland,Ian Newton,Rhys Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780191523410

Category:

Page: 404

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The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, journals and grey literature. Sutherland and his editorial team bring together in a single authoritative source all the ornithological techniques the avian community will ever need. For use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide. Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland. - ;In this intensely practical handbook, a team of leading ornithologists describes a wide range of standard methods rhat can be applied to the study of avian ecology and conservation. Topics covered range from surveys, tracking and handling to breeding biology, foraging behaviour and migration. Chapters on conservation techniques describe how to assess species over-exploitation, the methods available for the intensive conservation of endangered species, and the principles involved in the maintenance and restoration of habitats. This comprehensive synthesis will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers as well as a valuable resource for environmental consultants and professional conservationists worldwide. Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland. - ;This book is the first of an intended series each of which will treat a taxonomic group, or a broad subject area ... Given the growing importance of conservation, especially in the developing world, such a series is welcome and timely, and potentially influential ... I look forward to more in this series. - ISBE Newsletter

Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology

A Practical Guide

Author: Joanna M. Setchell,Deborah J. Curtis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521526289

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

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Indispensable guide to the technical and practical aspects of field and laboratory methods for studying wild primates.

Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Author: David Gibson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651230

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The field of plant population ecology has advanced considerably in the last decade since the first edition was published. In particular there have been substantial and ongoing advances in statistics and modelling applications in population ecology, as well as an explosion of new techniques reflecting the availability of new technologies (e.g. affordable and accurate Global Positioning Systems) and advances in molecular biology. This new edition has been updated and revised with more recent examples replacing older ones where appropriate. The book's trademark question-driven approach has been maintained and some important topics such as the metapopulation concept which are missing entirely from the current edition are now included throughout the text.

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health & Welfare E-Book

Author: Jane Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049352

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare is a core text for students in animal care, animal technology or animal science programmes, and a supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses. It provides an in depth text for students at Further Education (FE) levels 2 and 3, and a foundation text for students studying in Higher Education. Each chapter covers the subject in depth (level 3 FE) via diagrams, images and text, then summarises it at a foundation level (level 2 FE) to engage students of different abilities. core text for students studying animal care, animal technology or animal science supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses reflects all aspects covered in the animal care curriculum highly illustrated written by author with expertise in this area with many contributions from experienced educationalists and experts to ensure quality & validity covers all species

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Author: David Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.

A Best Practice Guide for Wild Bird Monitoring Schemes

Author: Petr Voříšek

Publisher: Ceska Spolecnost Ornitologicka Cso

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bird populations

Page: 150

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This book summarises recommendations on establishing, running andimproving national wild bird monitoring schemes. The methodologyis described in details and includes field methods, samplingdesign, data management and analysis, and communication; includingcase studies from various countries.The Best Practice Guide is not intended to replace existingtextbooks and methodological papers. The aim is to guidecoordinators of schemes in designing and running a scheme in orderto keep high methodological standards and avoid obvious mistakes.The book has nine chapters covering planning a scheme, surveydesign and selection of sample plots or field methods, it tacklesalso the problem of bird detectability and distance sampling, datamanagement and analysis, and principles and recommendations forusing the results for nature conservation and communication. Casestudies come from several European countries and cover subjectssuch as sampling design, field methods, working with volunteerfieldworkers, and setting up an on-line database. Finalrecommendations in a form of a list of 'things best to do' and'things best to avoid' are part of the publication too.

Bird monitoring methods

a manual of techniques for key UK species

Author: Gillian Gilbert,David Wingfield Gibbons,Julianne Evans,Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,British Trust for Ornithology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901930030

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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Restoring wildlife

ecological concepts and practical applications

Author: Michael L. Morrison,Society for Ecological Restoration International

Publisher: Island Pr

ISBN: 9781597264938

Category: Nature

Page: 351

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Restoration plans must take into account the needs of current or desired wildlife species in project areas. Restoring Wildlife gives ecologists, restorationists, administrators, and other professionals involved with restoration projects the tools they need to understand essential ecological concepts, helping them to design restoration projects that can improve conditions for native species of wildlife. It also offers specific guidance and examples on how various projects have been designed and implemented. The book interweaves theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife biology that are directly applicable to the restoration and conservation of animals. It provides an understanding of the fundamentals of wildlife populations and wildlife-habitat relationships as it explores the concept of habitat, its historic development, components, spatialtemporal relationships, and role in land management. It applies these concepts in developing practical tools for professionals. Restoring Wildlife builds on the foundation of material presented in Wildlife Restoration, published by Island Press in 2002, offering the basic information from that book along with much updated material in a reorganized and expanded format. Restoring Wildlife is the only single source that deals with wildlife and restoration, and is an important resource for practicing restorationists and biologists as well as undergraduate and graduate students in wildlife management, ecological restoration, environmental science, and related fields.

Frontiers in Ecology

Building the Links

Author: Nicholas Klomp,I. D. Lunt

Publisher: Elsevier Science

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 344

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The field of ecology is replete with intellectual and political challenges, many of pressing concern to the future of our planet. Solutions to these issues require more than the traditional ecological sciences have offered. Effective linkages must be forged between all spheres of scientific inquiry and must include social, political and economic dimensions. Frontiers in Ecology: Building the Links addresses the future of the ecological and environmental sciences. It takes stock of what we have learnt and where we are heading. Inter-disciplinary linkages have been avoided by many ecologists, but increasingly they cannot be ignored as we focus on the role of ecology in the new millennium.

Forest ecology and conservation

a handbook of techniques

Author: Adrian C. Newton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 454

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Forest conservation has become one of the most important environmental issues currently facing humanity, as a result of widespread deforestation and forest degradation. Pressures on remaining natural forests continue to intensify, leading to high rates of biodiversity loss. Understanding how human activities influence ecological processes within forests is essential for developing effective conservation action. This book describes research methods and techniques relevant to understanding forest ecology, with a particular focus on those that are relevant to practical conservation and sustainable forest management. This information is currently disparate and difficult to locate and, as with other books in this series, the intention is to provide a comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists. Methods are presented for assessing forest extent and condition, structure and composition, and forest dynamics at a variety of scales. Techniques for assessing genetic variation and reproductive ecology, and for evaluating the habitat value of forests are also described. Particular emphasis is given to state-of-the-art techniques such as remote sensing, GIS, computer modelling and molecular markers. However, traditional methods of forest mensuration and ecological survey are also presented. The methods and techniques described are generally applicableto all forest types, including both temperate and tropical forest ecosystems.