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    DescriptionThe status of many carnivore populations is of growing concern to scientists and conservationists, making the need for data pertaining to carnivore distribution, abundance, and habitat use ever more pressing. Recent developments in "noninvasive" research techniques - those that minimize disturbance to the animal being studied - have resulted in a greatly expanded toolbox for the wildlife practitioner.Presented in a straightforward and readable style, "Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores" is a comprehensive guide for wildlife researchers who seek to conduct carnivore surveys using the most up-to-date scientific approaches. Twenty-five experts from throughout North America discuss strategies for implementing surveys across a broad range of habitats, providing input on survey design, sample collection, DNA and endocrine analyses, and data analysis. Photographs from the field, line drawings, and detailed case studies further illustrate on-the-ground application of the survey methods discussed.Coupled with cutting-edge laboratory and statistical techniques, which are also described in the book, noninvasive survey methods are efficient and effective tools for sampling carnivore populations. "Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores" allows practitioners to carefully evaluate a diversity of detection methods and to develop protocols specific to their survey objectives, study area, and species of interest. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in the study of carnivores, from scientists engaged in primary research to agencies or organizations requiring carnivore detection data to develop management or conservation plans.


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    Title
    Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robert A. Long, Edited by Paula MacKay, Edited by William J. Zielinski, Edited by Justina C. Ray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597261203
    ISBN 10: 1597261203
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: GPS, PSV
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26750
    B&T Approval Code: A63705003, A63010200
    BISAC V2.8: SCI043000
    B&T Approval Code: A30143000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070030
    DC22: 599.70723
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 591.53072, 599.7072/3
    LC classification: QL737.C2 N47 2008
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: PSV, GPS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    Robert A. Long is a research ecologist with the Road Ecology Program of the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Paula MacKay is a conservationist, author, and wildlife researcher. William J. Zielinski is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station. Justina C. Ray is director of Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.