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Monitoring Animal Populations and Their Habitats
A Practitioner's Guide

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ISBN 9780429138270
Published March 11, 2010 by CRC Press
298 Pages

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Book Description

In the face of so many unprecedented changes in our environment, the pressure is on scientists to lead the way toward a more sustainable future. Written by a team of ecologists, Monitoring Animal Populations and Their Habitats: A Practitioner's Guide provides a framework that natural resource managers and researchers can use to design monitoring pr

Table of Contents

Introduction. Lessons Learned from Current Monitoring Programs. Community-Based Monitoring. Goals and Objectives Now and Into the Future. Designing a Monitoring Plan. Factors to Consider When Designing the Monitoring Plan. Putting Monitoring to Work on the Ground. Field Techniques for Population Sampling and Estimation. Techniques for Sampling Habitat. Database Management. Data Analysis in Monitoring. Reporting. Uses of the Data: Synthesis, Risk Assessment, and Decision Making. Changing the Monitoring Approach. The Future of Monitoring. Appendix. Index.

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Brenda C. McComb is a professor and Head of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University. Her current work addresses interdisciplinary approaches to management of multi-ownership landscapes in Pacific Northwest forests and agricultural areas.