Objectives and metrics for wildlife monitoring

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Monitoring surveys allow managers to document system status and provide the quantitative basis for management decision-making, and large amounts of effort and funding are devoted to monitoring. Still, monitoring surveys often fall short of providing required information; inadequacies exist in survey designs, analyses procedures, or in the ability to integrate the information into an appropriate evaluation of management actions. We describe current uses of monitoring data, provide our perspective on the value and limitations of current approaches to monitoring, and set the stage for 3 papers that discuss current goals and implementation of monitoring programs. These papers were derived from presentations at a symposium at The Wildlife Society's 13th Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. [2006]

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Objectives and metrics for wildlife monitoring
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 72
Issue 8
Year Published 2008
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1663-1664
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 1663
Last page 1664