With the substantial advances in the miniaturization of electronic components, wildlife biologists now routinely monitor the movements of free-ranging animals with radio-tracking devices. This book explicates the many analytical techniques and computer programs available to extract biological information from the radio tracking data. Key features include: presentation of software programs for solving specific problems; design of radio-tracking studies; mechanics of data collection; estimation of position by triangulation; graphic presentation of animal migration, dispersal, fidelity, and association; and, home range estimation, habitat utilization, and estimation of survival rates and population size.
Preliminaries. Design of Radio-Tracking Studies. Effects of Tagging on the Animal. Estimating Animal Locations. Designing and Testing Triangulation Systems. Simple Movements. Home Range Estimation. Habitat Analysis. Survival Rate Estimation. Population Estimation. Data Analysis System. Appendices. Each chapter includes references. Index.
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