Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
2022-03-01
Förlag
Johns Hopkins University Press
Illustrationer
69 Illustrations, black and white; 13 Line drawings, black and white
Dimensioner
254 x 175 x 25 mm
Vikt
976 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781421442112

Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals

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All the information researchers, students, and practitioners need to conducted innovative, state-of-the-art research on small mammals. Rodents and insectivores constitute the vast majority of mammals on our planet, yet we often overlook the importance of this group. As seed dispersers, prey species, and disease regulators, these animals are critical to the functioning of our ecological systems. While considerable material exists that describes these species, there has been no dedicated guide explaining how to effectively research themuntil now. Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals is a one-stop resource compiling all the information readers need to conduct state-of-the-art research on small terrestrial mammals across the globe. The authors cover the full spectrum of issues, from capture, handling, identification, reproduction, demography, and taxonomy to behavior, diet, evolution, diseases, movements, morphometrics, and more. They also: highlight the latest techniques while carefully explaining the tried-and-tested methods needed to conduct rigorous scientific inquiries; provide step-by-step examples and case studies, demonstrating how the methods discussed can be used in actual research projects; compare and contrast methodologies, analytical techniques, and software packages, helping researchers determine which pathways and tools will yield the best results for their studies. A comprehensive and invaluable resource, Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals is a must-have for any ecologist working on small mammals.
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A practical and engaging guide for anyone who wants to study the ecology of small mammals....This is an excellent book that should stand the test of time. Quarterly Review of Biology With 15 chapters on topics ranging from trapping and marking through to behavioral and genetic studies, this book acts as a sort of super literature review of approaches to small mammal study. Community Ecology

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Robert McCleery is a professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida. Ara Monadjem is a professor of zoology at the University of Eswatini. L. Mike Conner is a wildlife scientist at The Jones Center at Ichauway. James Austin is a professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida. Peter John Taylor is a professor of zoology and entomology at the University of the Free State.

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Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Passive Methods of Small Mammal Research Chapter 3. Active Detection Techniques Chapter 4. Lethal and Nonlethal Sampling for Genetics, Disease Studies, and Curatorial Collections Chapter 5. Methods for Marking Chapter 6. Recording Anatomical and Reproductive Features Chapter 7. Design of Trapping Studies Chapter 8. Studying Movements Chapter 9. Estimating Population Demographics Chapter 10. Communities and the Environment Chapter 11. Dietary Studies on Small Mammals Chapter 12. Small Mammal Behaviors: Personality, Activity, and Fear Chapter 13. Predator-Mediated Sampling of Small Mammal Communities Chapter 14. Ecological and Taxonomic Study of Morphology Chapter 15. Genetic Studies on Small Mammals About the Authors Index