* A unique guide to the subject
* Full coverage of the very latest techniques in both terrestrial and satellite tracking
* Detailed, practical guidance in how to fit tags, track animals, source and evaluate equipments and techniques and analyse resulting data
Retaining the introductory flavor of the now classic First Edition, this revision includes all the latest techniques in the field. New information on methods of radio tag harnessing, new sections on satellite tracking techniques and new types of data analysis are all included. Still the only comprehensive, up-to-date, introduction to this fundamental technique for wildlife and behavioral biologists.
Advanced students and researchers in ecology/behavior working on birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.
A Manual for Wildlife Radio Tagging, 2nd Edition
Tags as Capture Aids.Automated Systems:
Location by Ground-Based Stations.
Choosing Location Systems.
Data Logging.Making Preparations:
Maps and GIS.Making Tags:
Tag Designs.Tag Attachment:
Effects on Animals.
Minimal Tagging, Soft Tagging.
Tag Adjustment and Detachment.Radio Tracking:
Making a Start.
Signals from Tagged Animals.
Motorised Tracking.Collecting Data:
Continuous Refinement.Behaviour and Home Ranges:
Activity and Event Records.
Home-Range Analysis.Demography and Interactions:
Interaction with Resources.
Appendix I: Sources of Equipment.
Appendix II: Sources of Software.
Quotes and reviews
"...this book is of definite value to any and all researchers that are considering or applying telemetry to their research. It is highly recommendable for its thoroughness, timeliness, and user friendly organization. Those already owning the earlier volume should still consider purchasing this new version."
-Roger D. Applegate for THE CANADIAN FIELD NATURALIST (2002)
"This book is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on wildlife radiotagging, and would be essential reading for anyone considering undertaking a radiotagging project."
"Kenward has reached a nice middle ground - unlike most “manuals” we encounter in daily life - by writing in plain language yet still including the abundant technical details needed to understand the field. These details are aimed at addressing the litany of questions expected from first time trackers, as well as those experienced field workers branching out to new techniques. "
-Roland Kays for the NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM (2002)