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Approaches, field considerations and problems associated with radio tracking carnivores

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C. J. Amlaner Jr., D.W. MacDonald

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Abstract

The adaptation of radio tracking to ecological studies was a major technological advance affecting field investigations of animal movements and behavior. Carnivores have been the recipients of much attention with this new technology and study approaches have varied from simple to complex. Equipment performance has much improved over the years, but users still face many difficulties. The beginning of all radio tracking studies should be a precise definition of objectives. Study objectives dictate type of gear required and field procedures. Field conditions affect equipment performance and investigator ability to gather data. Radio tracking carnivores is demanding and generally requires greater time than anticipated. Problems should be expected and planned for in study design. Radio tracking can be an asset in carnivore studies but caution is needed in its application.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Approaches, field considerations and problems associated with radio tracking carnivores
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pergamon Press
Publisher location:
Oxford and N.Y.
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 57-63 [804 pp.]
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series