Techniques in Wildlife Investigations

Techniques in Wildlife Investigations

Design and Analysis of Capture Data

1st Edition - March 16, 1992

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  • Authors: John Skalski, Douglas Robson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139144

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Techniques for Wildlife Investigations emphasizes the design of field studies and the statistical inferences that can be made from observed changes in animal abundance and populations. The information presented here is of value not only for wildlife management but also for social and economic decision-making related to the environmental effects of human activities on wildlife populations. Biologists, ecologists, biometricians, fish and game managers will find this book invaluable in their work.

Key Features

  • Provides quantitative criteria for designing effective field experiments
  • Offers statistical methods for analyzing mark recapture data
  • Gives examples and recommendations for implementing field studies


Experienced wildlife researchers and a textbook for graduate students in ecology and natural resource management programs

Table of Contents

  • Statistical Inferences in Experimentation
    Use of Preliminary Survey Data
    Surveys of Animal Abundance
    Comparative Censuses
    Manipulative Experiments
    Environmental Assessment Studies
    General Variance Component Formula
    Noncentral F-Tables
    Additional Noncentral F-Tables

Product details

  • No. of pages: 237
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: March 16, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139144

About the Authors

John Skalski

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

Douglas Robson

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

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