By Luigi Boitani, Todd Fuller
The current biodiversity concern is rife with possibilities to make very important conservation judgements; in spite of the fact that, the misuse or misapplication of the tools and strategies of animal ecology may have severe outcomes for the survival of species. nonetheless, there were quite few severe reports of method within the box. This booklet offers an research of a few of the main often used study options in animal ecology, determining their obstacles and misuses, in addition to attainable options to prevent such pitfalls. within the technique, members to this quantity current new views at the assortment, research, and interpretation of information. Research innovations in Animal Ecology is an overarching account of significant theoretical and methodological controversies within the box, instead of a instruction manual at the trivia of innovations. The editors have cast finished shows of key issues in animal ecology, corresponding to territory and residential diversity estimates, habitation review, inhabitants viability research, GIS mapping, and measuring the dynamics of societies. notable a cautious stability, every one bankruptcy starts off through assessing the shortcomings and misapplications of the strategies in query, by means of an intensive assessment of the present literature, and concluding with attainable options and instructed directions for extra powerful investigations.
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Research techniques in animal ecology: controversies and consequences by Luigi Boitani, Todd Fuller