Analysis of Wildlife Radio-Tracking Data

Analysis of Wildlife Radio-Tracking Data

by Gary C. White, Robert A. Garrott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0127467254

ISBN-13: 9780127467252

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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.

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Overview

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:
• 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
• Home range estimation, habitat utilization, and estimation of survival rates and population size

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780127467252
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

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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