wildlife research Books

  • Estimating Abundance of African Wildlife

    Estimating abundance of wildlife is an essential component of a wildlife research program, and a prerequisite for sound management. With the exception of a few highly mathematical volumes, there are no books on the subject for use by students and field workers. Also, the various techniques for counting animals found in scientific journals are ...

  • Multivariate Statistics for Wildlife and Ecology Research

    Wildlife researchers and ecologists make widespread use of multivariate statistics in their studies. With its focus on the practical application of the techniques of multivariate statistics, this book shapes the powerful tools of statistics for the specific needs of ecologists and makes statistics more applicable to their course of study. ...

  • Multivariate Statistics for Wildlife and Ecology Research

    Wildlife researchers and ecologists make widespread use of multivariate statistics in their studies. With its focus on the practical application of the techniques of multivariate statistics, this book shapes the powerful tools of statistics for the specific needs of ecologists and makes statistics more applicable to their course of study. ...

  • Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications

    Consciously or not, wildlife managers generally act from a theoretical basis, although they may not be fully versed in the details or ramifications of that theory. In practice, the predictions of the practitioners sometimes prove more accurate than those of the theoreticians. Practitioners and theoreticians need to work together, but this proves ...

  • Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    FAO Foresty Papers # 157Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to ...

  • Wildlife Study Design

    Wildlife Study Design provides researchers and resource managers with a comprehensive guide to planning new studies by covering all aspects of study design, including surveys of major types of studies and variables, impact assessment, statistics, sampling techniques, inventorying and monitoring, and analysis of data. The book includes a practical, ...

  • Sampling Rare or Elusive Species: Concepts, Designs, and Techniques for Estimating Population Parameters

    Information regarding population status and abundance of rare species plays a key role in resource management decisions. Ideally, data should be collected using statistically sound sampling methods, but by their very nature, rare or elusive species pose a difficult sampling challenge.Sampling Rare or Elusive Species describes the latest sampling ...

  • Wildlife and People: Conflict and Conservation in Masai Mara, Kenya Wildlife and Development Series 14

    Kenya The Wildlife and Development series highlights key topics in the field of sustainable wildlife use and is aimed at policy-makers, planners, government extension workers and NGOs. This latest publication is the summary of a three-year programme in the Masai Mara National Reserve, funded by The Darwin Institute for the Survival of the Species ...

  • Management Planning for Nature Conservation

    Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation brings a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. Combining key theories with real practice it fills a critical gap which has often hindered in-depth understanding of the planning process. The book provides historical and rational background which helps to ...

  • Evaluating Eden: Exploring the Myths and Realities of Community-Based Wildlife Management: Series Overview

    The Evaluating Eden project aimed to address three overall research questions: What has CWM achieved for wildlife and for people? How do social, political, economic and environmental factors influence the efficacy of CWM? And, what are the key characteristics of successful CWM and how can these be spread? This document summaries the overall ...

  • Making a Killing or Making a Living: Wildlife Trade, Trade Controls and Rural Livelihoods

    Can trade controls and the resulting changes in the wildlife trade have a negative impact on the livelihoods of those who earn an income from wildlife harvests, and specifically the rural poor? Some argue that not only do such controls reduce actual or potential economic benefits from wildlife products, but they also have little positive and ...

  • Conservation Management of Freshwater Habitats

    In this book the authors have applied research knowledge to the solution of practical problems facing wildlife conservation in freshwater habitats. Subjects covered include: evaluation of the conservation interest of sites; practical protection and management of freshwater habitats; species conservation. ...

  • Vertebrate Pest Control and Management Materials

    9 papers cover animal damage control techniques and research methodology, with emphasis on vertebrate pest control and assessment methods for control techniques. For wildlife biologists, pest control operators, and university researchers interested in animal damage ...

  • Ecosystem and Wildlife Management

    Journal of Ecosystem and Wildlife Management is a scientific journal publishes manuscripts containing information from original research that contributes to basic ecosystem and wildlife management. The journal provides a unique platform to collect and disseminate new ideas and findings that have general implications for the scientific basis of ...

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