Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this eighth edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come.
Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy and published in association with The Wildlife Society, the 50 authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a 2-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on pragmatic management methodologies.
Volume 1 describes research design and proper analytic methods prior to conducting research, as well as methods and considerations for capturing and handling wild animals and information on identification and marking of captured animals. It also includes new chapters on nutritional research and field sign identification, and on emerging topics, including structured decision-making. Finally, Volume 1 addresses measurements of wildlife abundance and habitat and research on individual animals.
Volume 2 begins with a section on the relationship between research and management including public outreach, described in a context that encourages engagement prior to initiation of management. An adaptive management approach is described as a cornerstone of natural resource management, followed by a section on managing landscapes and wildlife populations. The volume also includes new chapters on ethics in wildlife science and conservation, conflict resolution and management, and land reclamation.
A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. This deft and thorough update ensures that The Wildlife Techniques Manual will remain an indispensable resource, one that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without.
Volume 1: Research
List of Contributors
1. Research and Experimental Design / Edward O. Garton, Jocelyn L. Aycrigg, Courtney Conway, and Jon S. Horne
2. Management and Analysis of Wildlife Ecology Data / Bret A. Collier and T. W. Schwertner
3. Capturing and Handling Wild Animals / Nova J. Silvy, Roel R. Lopez, and Therese A. Catanach
4. Chemical Immobilization of Wildlife / Mark L. Drew
5. Use of Dogs in Wildlife Research and Management / David K. Dahlgren, R. Dwayne Elmore, Deborah A. (Smith) Woollett, Aimee Hurt, Julie K. Young, Daniel Kinka, Edward B. Arnett, David Baines, and John W. Connelly
6. Identifying and Handling Contaminant-Related Wildlife Mortality/Morbidity / Steven R. Sheffield, Joseph P. Sullivan, and Elwood F. Hill
7. Wildlife Health and Disease Surveillance, Investigation, and Management / Markus J. Peterson and Pamela J. Ferro
Identification and Marking Techniques
8. Criteria for Sex and Age of Birds and Mammals / Eddie K. Lyons, Michael A. Schroeder, and Leslie A. Robb
9. Identification of Animals from Field Signs / John M. Tomecek and Jonah Evans
10. Techniques of Marking Wildlife / Nova J. Silvy, Roel R. Lopez, and Markus J. Peterson
11. Radiotelemetry, Remote Monitoring, and Data Analyses / Nova J. Silvy and Therese A. Catanach
12. Estimating Animal Abundance / Brian L. Pierce, Roel R. Lopez, and Nova J. Silvy
13. Use of Remote Cameras in Wildlife Ecology / Israel D. Parker, Roel R. Lopez, and Shawn L. Locke
14. Population Analysis in Wildlife Ecology / Douglas H. Johnson and Stephen J. Dinsmore
15. Use of Bioacoustics Monitoring Systems in Wildlife Research / Joseph M. Szewczak and Michael L. Morrison
16. Tracking Wildlife with Radar Techniques / Therese A. Catanach and Nova J. Silvy
17. Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Wildlife Ecology / Roderic G. Rosario, Megan K. Clayton, and Ian T. Gates
18. Invertebrate Sampling Methods for Use in Wildlife Research / Therese A. Catanach
19. Vegetation Sampling and Measurement / Kenneth F. Higgins, Kurt J. Jenkins, Daniel W. Uresk, Lora B. Perkins, Kent C. Jensen, Jack E. Norland, Robert W. Klaver, and David E. Naugle
20. Techniques for Wildlife Nutritional Ecology / Lisa A. Shipley, Rachel C. Cook, and David G. Hewitt
21. Simulation Modeling in Wildlife Research / Hsiao-Hsuan (Rose) Wang and William E. Grant
22. Using Geospatial Technologies in Wildlife Studies / Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Sasathorn Tapaneeyakul, and Zachary J. Pearson
23. Animal Behavior / Jessica R. Young
24. Reproduction and Hormones / Heather M. Bryan and John D. Harder
25. Conservation Genetics and Molecular Ecology in Wildlife Management / Sara J. Oyler-McCance, Emily K. Latch, and Paul L. Leberg
Common and Scientific Names of Animals and Plants
Volume 2: Management
List of Contributors
26. Strengthening Connections between Research and Management / Leonard A. Brennan, Stephen J. Demaso, Joseph P. Sands, and Matthew J. Schnupp
27. Ethics in Wildlife Science and Conservation / Markus J. Peterson, M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Erica von Essen
28. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management / Shari L. Rodriguez and M. Nils Peterson
29. Communications and Outreach / Susan K. Jacobson, Hannah O. Brown, and Ben S. Lowe
30. Conflict in Wildlife Science and Conservation / Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker and Tarla Rai Peterson
31. Adaptive Management in Wildlife Conservation / John F. Organ, Daniel J. Decker, Shawn J. Riley, John E. McDonald Jr., and Shane P. Mahoney
32. Forest Management for Wildlife / Seth W. Bigelow, Carolyn G. Mahan, Amanda D. Rodewald, L. Mike Conner, and Lora L. Smith
33. Managing Rangelands for Wildlife / Vernon C. Bleich, Michael W. Oehler, and John G. Kie
34. Managing Inland Wetlands for Wildlife / Murray K. Laubhan, Sammy L. King, and Leigh H. Fredrickson
35. Management of Coastal Wetlands for Wildlife / John Andrew Nyman, Chris Elphick, and Greg Shriver
36. Managing Farmlands for Wildlife / Richard E. Warner, Jeffery W. Walk, and James R. Herkert
37. Management and Research of Wildlife in Urban Environments / Robert A. McCleery, Christopher E. Moorman, Mark C. Wallace, and David Drake
38. Managing Surface Disturbed Lands for Wildlife / Therese A. Catanach and Nova J. Silvy
39. Managing Disturbances to Wildlife and Habitats / Chad J. Parent, Fidel Hernandez, and Andrea Bruno
40. Managing State Lands for Wildlife / Thomas J. Ryder and John F. Organ
41. Managing Federal Lands for Wildlife / Bruce Beard, R. Patrick Bixler, Tom Darden, Buddy Huffaker, Mark Madison, and James G. Van Ness
42. Managing North American Indigenous Peoples' Wildlife Resources / Heather Stricker, Paige M. Schmidt, Jonathan Gilbert, Jim Dau, Diana L. Doan-Crider, Serra Hoagland, Michel T. Kohl, Claudia A. Perez, Lawrence J. Van Daele, Matthew B. Van Daele, and Daniel Dupont
43. The Role of Nongovernment Organizations in Wildlife Management / Heather A. Mathewson, James J. Giocomo, and Steven P. Riley
44. Harvest Management / John W. Connelly, James H. Gammonley, and Thomas W. Keegan
45. Identification and Management of Wildlife Damage / Kurt C. Vercauteren, Richard A. Dolbeer, Aaron B. Shiels, and Eric M. Gese
46. Managing Terrestrial Invasive Species / Timothy E. Fulbright and Tyler A. Campbell
47. Ecology and Management of Small Populations / Jon S. Horne, L. Scott Mills, J. Michael Scott, Katherine M. Strickler, and Stanley A. Temple
48. Captive Propagation and Translocation / David Drake and Stanley A. Temple
49. Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitat Conservation Plans / Charles J. Randel III, Howard O. Clark Jr., Darren P. Newman, and Thomas P. Dixon
50. Managing Wildlife in a Changing Climate / Douglas B. Inkley and Bruce A. Stein
Common and Scientific Names of Animals and Plants
Nova J. Silvy is a Regents Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Reviews of previous editions:
"This esteemed and enduring reference, now two volumes, thoroughly updates and revises Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management."
– Reference and Research Book News
"A staple on the bookshelves of a wide variety of wildlife professionals."
– The Condor
"A brilliant toolbox of techniques and management options."
– Austral Ecology
"Editor Nova J. Silvy and 120 contributors have done a masterful – and much needed – job of producing The Wildlife Society's seventh edition of The Wildlife Techniques Manual. This up-to-date, two-volume set fully covers the broad set of tools needed to conduct both management and research. It demands a place in the library of every aspiring and practicing wildlife biologist/ecologist."
– Jack Ward Thomas, Chief Emeritus, USDA Forest Service and Emeritus Boone and Crockett Professor, University of Montana
"The broad sweep of methodology in both wildlife research and management and the affordable price for this large, two-volume text make it an indispensable reference for all wildlife and field biologists and a necessary addition to the ecology bookshelf. Essential."
"Well written and clearly organised [...] the seventh edition of The Wildlife Techniques Manual should be a must for all wildlife managers and ecologists."
– Wildlife Biology
"This new and revised seventh edition could not have been published at a better time. The dynamic and changing landscape needs wildlife managers with a passion for wildlife conservation and preservation; this two-volume techniques manual set is a vital tool in accomplishing the goals and aspirations of local and global wildlife biologists to the betterment of our planet."
– Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
"A resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without."
– Southeastern Naturalist
"This useful resource for professionals and students [...] gives an important synthesis of the methods used in the field as well as in the laboratory."
"The two-volume set is impressive on the bookshelf, and even more impressive as a testament to how far the techniques widely used in wildlife management have come in a few short decades."
– Journal of Wildlife Diseases