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A manual for wildlife radio tagging

Author: Robert Kenward
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. ; London : Academic Press, 2001.
Series: Biological techniques series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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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.* A unique guide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kenward, Robert E.
A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kenward
ISBN: 9780080574202 0080574203
OCLC Number: 815471235
Notes: Includes glossary and appendices.
Previous edition: published as Wildlife radio tagging, 1987.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 311 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. First Questions; 1.1 Biological questions; 1.2 Planning; 1.3 Training; 1.4 Conclusions; Chapter 2. Basic Equipment; 2.1 Frequency; 2.2 Receivers; 2.3 Receiving antennas; 2.4 Transmitters; 2.5 Tag designs; 2.6 Tags as capture aids; 2.7 Conclusions; Chapter 3. Automated Systems; 3.1 Satellite tracking; 3.2 GPS tags; 3.3 Location by ground-based stations; 3.4 Choosing location systems; 3.5 Data logging; 3.6 Conclusions; Chapter 4. Making Preparations; 4.1 Buying equipment. 4.2 Software preparations4.3 Maps and GIS; 4.4 Conclusions; Chapter 5. Making Tags; 5.1 Tag components; 5.2 Tag construction; 5.3 Tag designs; 5.4 Conclusions; Chapter 6. Tag Attachment; 6.1 Effects on animals; 6.2 Minimal tagging, soft tagging; 6.3 Attachment techniques; 6.4 Tag adjustment and detachment; 6.5 Conclusions; Chapter 7. Radio Tracking; 7.1 First principles; 7.2 Making a start.; 7.3 Practice tracking; 7.4 Signals from tagged animals; 7.5 Motorised tracking; 7.6 Conclusions; Chapter 8. Collecting Data; 8.1 Radio surveillance; 8.2 Recording locations; 8.3 Accuracy. 8.4 Survival data8.5 Continuous refinement; 8.6 Conclusions; Chapter 9. Behaviour and Home Ranges; 9.1 Activity and event records; 9.2 Movement records; 9.3 Home-range analysis; 9.4 Conclusions; Chapter 10. Demography and Interactions; 10.1 Density estimations; 10.2 Survival analyses; 10.3 Interaction with resources; 10.4 Social interactions; 10.5 Conclusions; References; Glossary; Appendix I: Sources of equipment; RECEIVING, TAGGING AND LOGGING EQUIPMENT; TAG AND MOUNTING COMPONENTS; Appendix II: Sources of software; DATA COLLECTION; ANALYSIS SOFTWARE; GENERAL PURPOSE GIS.
Series Title: Biological techniques series.
Responsibility: Robert E. Kenward.

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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.* A unique guide to the subject* Full coverage of the very latest techniques in both terrestrial and satellite tracking* Detailed, practical guidance in how to fit tags, track animal.

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