A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging

A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging

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Retaining the introductory flavor of the now classic First Edition, this revision includes all the latest techniques in the field. New information on methods of radio tag harnessing, new sections on satellite tracking techniques and new types of data analysis are all included. Still the only comprehensive, up-to-date, introduction to this fundamental technique for wildlife and behavioral biologists.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 311 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0124042422
  • 9780124042421
  • 1,761,641

Table of contents

First Questions:
Biological questions.
Basic Equipment:
Receiving antennas.
Tag Designs.
Tags as Capture Aids.
Automated Systems:
Satellite Tracking.
GPS Tags.
Location by Ground-Based Stations.
Choosing Location Systems.
Data Logging.
Making Preparations:
Buying Equipment.
Software Preparations.
Maps and GIS.
Making Tags:
Tag Components.
Tag Construction.
Tag Designs.
Tag Attachment:
Effects on Animals.
Minimal Tagging, Soft Tagging.
Attachment Techniques.
Tag Adjustment and Detachment.
Radio Tracking:
First Principles.
Making a Start.
Practice Tracking.
Signals from Tagged Animals.
Motorised Tracking.
Collecting Data:
Radio Surveillance.
Recording Locations.
Survival Data.
Continuous Refinement.
Behaviour and Home Ranges:
Activity and Event Records.
Movement Records.
Home-Range Analysis.
Demography and Interactions:
Density Estimations.
Survival Analyses.
Interaction with Resources.
Social Interactions.
Appendix I: Sources of Equipment.
Appendix II: Sources of Software.
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Review quote

" It is highly recommendable for its thoroughness, timeliness, and user friendly organization."
 Roger D. Applegate for THE CANADIAN FIELD NATURALIST (2002)
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About Robert E. Kenward

Robert Kenward started radio-tracking wildlife in 1974, monitoring released goshawks as a part of a thesis study at Oxford University. After learning to build radio-tags for projects in Sweden, he became a government biologist, working mainly on raptors and squirrels. More than 50 of his publications involve radio-tagging, including the Ranges suite of analysis software.
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