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Monitoring Vertebrate Populations

Handbook / Manual

By: William L Thompson, Charles Gowan and Gary C White

365 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Aug 1998 | #81426 | ISBN: 0126889600
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About this book

Written to serve as a general reference for biologists and resource managers with relatively little statistical training. It is devoted to detecting any sort of change in the number and distribution of vertebrates and deals with the general issues of surveying, monitoring, and estimating as well as dealing with the individual major vertebrate groups.

...a most welcome addition. Thompson, White, and Gowan have written a valuable book, one certainly to be referred to by those following trends in species inventory and monitoring programs. The book offers a great deal to take in, a great many lessons that need to be delivered. Monitoring Vertebrate Populations should be required reading for administrators and resource managers before they undertake funding and program planning. I recommend it. --C. Kenneth Dodd in COPEIA (1999) "...will enable the wildlife biologist/manager, natural resource administrator, or policy make to better evaluate research concerning the status of wildlife populations. For the statistically impaired or statisiphobics among us, it offers hope and a lighted path toward meaningful data gathering and analysis. It will no doubt earn a place among your most useful professional tests on your workshelf." --Bruce B. Davit in JOURNAL OF RANGE MANAGEMENT (January 1999)


Preface. Basic Concepts. Sampling Designs and Related Topics. Enumeration Methods. Community Surveys. Detection of a Trend in Population Estimates. Guidelines for Planning Surveys. Fish. Amphibians and Reptiles. Birds. Mammals. Glossary of Terms. Glossary of Notation. Sampling Estimators. Common and Scientific Names of Cited Vertebrates. Subject Index.

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