A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging (Biological Techniques Series 2nd Revised edition)

A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging (Biological Techniques Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Robert Kenward (author)Paperback

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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. It is still the only comprehensive, up-to-date, introduction to this fundamental technique for wildlife and behavioral biologists. It is a unique guide to the subject. It offers full coverage of the very latest techniques in both terrestrial and satellite tracking. It features detailed, practical guidance in how to fit tags, track animals, source and evaluate equipments and techniques and analyse resulting data.

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About Author

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.


Preface. First Questions: Biological questions. Planning. Training. Basic Equipment: Frequency. Receivers. Receiving antennas. Transmitters. 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. Accuracy. 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. References. Glossary. Appendix I: Sources of Equipment. Appendix II: Sources of Software. Index.

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  • publication date: 12/10/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780124042421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 311
  • ID: 9780124042421
  • weight: 672
  • ISBN10: 0124042422
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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