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Radio Tracking and Animal Populations : IGN Outdoor Activities (Plein Air) S. - John M. Marzluff

Radio Tracking and Animal Populations

IGN Outdoor Activities (Plein Air) S.

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Published: 23rd July 2001
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Radiotelemetry and Animal Populations is a succinct synthesis of emerging technologies and their applications to the empirical and theoretical problems of population assessment. The book is divided into sections designed to encompass the various aspects of animal ecology that may be evaluated using radiotelemetry technology - experimental design, equipment and technology, animal movement, resource selection, and demographics. Wildlife biologists at the leading edge of new developments in the technology and its application have joined forces.

"This book is an important reference for any biologists' bookshelf." -SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST (May 2006) "This book is a must reference for all scientist that work with telemetry or are contemplating telemetry projects. It should be used from start to finish...Academic Press is to be commended for continuing and updating its wildlife telemetry offerings." -THE CANADIAN FIELD-NATURALIST (2002) "...I have no doubts that this book will warrant a place in one's library, especially to assist graduate students in the design, planning, and delivery of radiotracking studies, as well as in the analysis or radiotracking data." -JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY (February 2003) "...is a valuable book that should be of interest to a wide readership. ...I highly recommend this book for individuals conducting radiotelemerty studies." -Barry R. Noon for THE AUK (April 2002) "If I was embarking on a radio tracking study I would start with this book since it is concise in the basics, clearly highlights many potential pitfalls and stimulates deeper thinking about what can be achieved with tracking studies." -Jeremy Lindsell for IBIS (2002) "...wildlife biologists, managers and students seeking a laudable compilation of readable synopses will find exactly that...Various contributors have done an admirable job of placing methods in context with one another and distilling the fundamentals of relatively complicated statistical techniques." -Geln A. Sargaent, U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center for ECOLOGY (2002)

Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introduction
Historical and Practical Perspectives
The First 20 Yearsp. 4
The Third Decadep. 6
The 1990sp. 8
The Futurep. 10
Experimental Design
Experimental Design for Radiotelemetry Studies
Critical Questions for Experimental Designp. 16
Ultimate Design: Demographic Responses to Landscape Conditions and Resource Selectionp. 39
Summaryp. 41
Effects of Tagging and Location Error in Wildlife Radiotelemetry Studies
Effects of Transmitters on Animalsp. 45
Location Errorp. 54
Testing and Reporting Error Estimatesp. 60
Summaryp. 69
Equipment and Technology
Recent Telemetry Technology
Power Suppliesp. 82
Microcontrollersp. 85
Coded Transmittersp. 88
Sensorsp. 91
Archival Tagsp. 95
Satellite Telemetry Systemsp. 97
Hyperbolic Telemetry Systemsp. 114
Implications for Data Analysisp. 118
Implications for Researchersp. 120
Future Directionsp. 121
Animal Movements
Analysis of Animal Space Use and Movements
Using Home Range Estimators to Analyze Animal Space Usep. 126
Analysis of Site Fidelityp. 148
Analysis of Animal Interactionsp. 154
The Future: Modeling the Movement Processp. 160
Summaryp. 164
Fractal-Based Spatial Analysis of Radiotelemetry Data
Multiscale Analysis of Radiotelemetry Datap. 169
Fractal Analysis of Spatial Patternp. 171
Modeling Fractal Patterns: Levy Flightsp. 174
Example: Sage Grouse Location Datap. 175
Future Directionsp. 184
Summaryp. 186
Estimating and Visualizing Movement Paths from Radio-Tracking Data
Sources of Variationp. 190
Improving Accuracy and Precisionp. 192
Demonstrationp. 195
Visualizing Pathsp. 200
Future Directionsp. 205
Conclusionsp. 206
Resource Selection
Statistical Issues in Resource Selection Studies with Radio-Marked Animals
Common Assumptions in Resource Selection with Radio-Marked Animalsp. 211
Inference from Resource Selection Studiesp. 211
Study Designsp. 214
Scale and Resource Availabilityp. 217
Resource Usep. 219
Variable and Model Determinationp. 221
Independence Issuesp. 222
Analyzing Resource Use Relative to Availabilityp. 224
Future Directionsp. 239
Summaryp. 241
Accounting for Variation in Resource Availability and Animal Behavior in Resource Selection Studies
Methodsp. 246
Case Study: Summer, Diurnal, and Microsite Resource Selection by Elk in South Dakotap. 258
Resultsp. 261
Discussionp. 269
Summaryp. 272
Using Euclidean Distances to Assess Nonrandom Habitat Use
Desirable Characteristics of a Habitat Analysis Toolp. 276
Habitat Analysis with Euclidean Distancesp. 277
Example of the Procedure Applied to Fox Squirrel Datap. 279
Comparison with Other Techniquesp. 282
Benefits of the Euclidean Distance Approachp. 285
Research Needsp. 286
Future Directionsp. 288
Summaryp. 288
Effect of Sample Size on the Performance of Resource Selection Analyses
Study Area and Technologiesp. 293
Methodsp. 294
Resultsp. 298
Discussionp. 301
Summaryp. 305
High-Tech Behavioral Ecology: Modeling the Distribution of Animal Activities to Better Understand Wildlife Space Use and Resource Selection
Space Usep. 310
Resource Selectionp. 315
Improving Our Approach to the Study of Wildlife Radiotelemetryp. 323
Summaryp. 325
Population Demographics
Population Estimation with Radio-Marked Animals
Direct Mark-Resight Estimationp. 330
Sightability Modelsp. 343
Correcting Bias of Grid Trapping Estimatesp. 346
Future Developmentsp. 348
Summaryp. 350
Analysis of Survival Data from Radiotelemetry Studies
Approaches for Estimating Survivalp. 352
Areas of Concernp. 357
What Must We Do?p. 378
Future Directionsp. 379
Summaryp. 379
Concluding Remarks
Radio-Tracking and Animal Populations: Past Trends and Future Needs
Past Trendsp. 384
Future Needsp. 387
A Catalog of Software to Analyze Radiotelemetry Data
Preliminary Analysesp. 398
Animal Movementsp. 399
Resource Selectionp. 404
Demographicsp. 404
General Statisticsp. 407
Availability of Softwarep. 407
Equipment Vendors and Distributorsp. 417
Literature Citedp. 423
Subject Indexp. 469
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ISBN: 9780124977815
ISBN-10: 0124977812
Series: IGN Outdoor Activities (Plein Air) S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 23rd July 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.88