Retaining the introductory flavor of the now classic First Edition, this revision includes all the latest techniques in the field. New information on methods of radio tag harnessing, new sections on satellite tracking techniques and new types of data analysis are all included. Still the only comprehensive, up-to-date, introduction to this fundamental technique for wildlife and behavioral biologists.
- A unique guide to the subject
- Full coverage of the very latest techniques in both terrestrial and satellite tracking
- Detailed, practical guidance in how to fit tags, track animals, source and evaluate equipments and techniques and analyse resulting data
Advanced students and researchers in ecology/behavior working on birds, mammals, fish and reptiles
Tags as Capture Aids.
Location by Ground-Based Stations.
Choosing Location Systems.
Maps and GIS.
Effects on Animals.
Minimal Tagging, Soft Tagging.
Tag Adjustment and Detachment.
Making a Start.
Signals from Tagged Animals.
Behaviour and Home Ranges:
Activity and Event Records.
Demography and Interactions:
Interaction with Resources.
Appendix I: Sources of Equipment.
Appendix II: Sources of Software.
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- © Academic Press 2001
- 12th October 2000
- Academic Press
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Robert Kenward started radio-tracking wildlife in 1974, monitoring released goshawks as a part of a thesis study at Oxford University. After learning to build radio-tags for projects in Sweden, he became a government biologist, working mainly on raptors and squirrels. More than 50 of his publications involve radio-tagging, including the Ranges suite of analysis software.
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset, U.K.
"...this book is of definite value to any and all researchers that are considering or applying telemetry to their research. It is highly recommendable for its thoroughness, timeliness, and user friendly organization. Those already owning the earlier volume should still consider purchasing this new version." --Roger D. Applegate for THE CANADIAN FIELD NATURALIST (2002)
"This book is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on wildlife radiotagging, and would be essential reading for anyone considering undertaking a radiotagging project." --IBIS (2001)
"Kenward has reached a nice middle ground - unlike most “manuals” we encounter in daily life - by writing in plain language yet still including the abundant technical details needed to understand the field. These details are aimed at addressing the litany of questions expected from first time trackers, as well as those experienced field workers branching out to new techniques. " --Roland Kays for the NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM (2002)