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 typical within the sampling of flora and fauna populations all over the world, particularly for cryptic or elusive species. Guiding the practitioner throughout the complete strategy of utilizing digital camera traps, this ebook is the 1st to bring together cutting-edge sampling innovations for the aim of undertaking top quality technological know-how or powerful administration. Chapters at the assessment 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 quantity introduces new types that might revolutionize use of digicam information to estimate inhabitants density, comparable to the newly built spatial capture–recapture versions. it is usually richly distinct case experiences of digicam catch paintings on many of the world’s such a lot charismatic, elusive, and endangered natural world species. Indispensible to flora and fauna conservationists, ecologists, biologists, and conservation companies world wide, the textual content offers a radical evaluation of the topic in addition to a forecast for using distant images in traditional source conservation over the following couple of decades.

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