Camera Traps in Animal Ecology: Methods and Analyses by Allan F. O'Connell,James D. Nichols,K. Ullas Karanth

By Allan F. O'Connell,James D. Nichols,K. Ullas Karanth

distant images and infrared sensors are primary within the sampling of flora and fauna populations around the globe, in particular for cryptic or elusive species. Guiding the practitioner during the complete technique of utilizing digicam traps, this booklet is the 1st to assemble cutting-edge sampling strategies for the aim of engaging in fine quality technological know-how or potent administration. Chapters at the evaluate of kit, box sampling designs, and information research tools offer a coherent framework for making inferences in regards to the abundance, species richness, and occupancy of sampled animals. the amount introduces new types that might revolutionize use of digital camera information to estimate inhabitants density, similar to the newly constructed spatial capture–recapture types. it is also richly targeted case reviews of digital camera catch paintings on many of the world’s such a lot charismatic, elusive, and endangered natural world species. Indispensible to natural world conservationists, ecologists, biologists, and conservation organizations all over the world, the textual content presents a radical assessment of the topic in addition to a forecast for using distant images in common source conservation over the following few decades.

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