Provides an analysis of some of the most frequently used research techniques in animal ecology, identifying their limitations and misuses, as well as possible solutions to such pitfalls.
1. Hypothesis Testing in Ecology, by Charles J. Krebs2: A Critical Review of the Effects of Marking on the Biology of Vertebrates, by Dennis L. Murray and Mark R. Fuller3. Animal Home Ranges and Territories and Home Range Estimators, by Roger A. Powell4. Delusions in Habitat Evaluation: Measuring Use, Selection, and Importance, by David L. Garshelis5. Investigating Food Habits of Terrestrial Vertebrates, by John A. Litvaitis6. Detecting Stability and Causes of Change in Population Density, by Joseph S. Elkinton7. Monitoring Populations, by James P. Gibbs8. Modeling Predator--Prey Dynamics, by Mark S. Boyce9. Population Viability Analysis: Data Requirements and Essential Analyses, by Gary C. White10. Measuring the Dynamics of Mammalian Societies: An Ecologist's Guide to Ethological Methods, by David W. Macdonald, Paul D. Stewart, Pavel Stopka, and Nobuyuki Yamaguchi11. Modeling Species Distribution with GIS, by Fabio Corsi, Jan de Leeuw, and Andrew K. Skidmore
Luigi Boitani is associate professor of vertebrate zoology at the Universita di Roma "La Sapienza." He is the coauthor, with L. D. Mech, of Biology and Conservation of the Wolf.Todd K. Fuller is professor of wildlife ecology in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The authors present the material in an insightful manner that leaves readers wondering how the improper application of many of the discussed techniques has played or will play out in wildlife management. -- Ramona Maraj Environments