Critical Research Techniques in Animal and Habitat Ecology: International Examples

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Michael O’Neal Campbell, PhD (Editor) – Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Kaushalendra Kumar Jha, PhD (Editor) – Professor, Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Environment Management Unit, Technical Forestry Faculty Area, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research

BISAC: NAT010000

This book covers selected topics on research methods in modern ecology, through the lens of 12 different chapters, focusing on animal ecology, landcover assessment and habitat change, human perspectives and management, and research techniques. Topics emphasize the development of enhanced computer software techniques and the syntheses of these into pre-existing research methods, chemical analyses, including studies of animal dietary and foraging patterns, landcover, habitat and plant ecological change and even human/animal relations, and genetic studies. Remote sensing and geographical information systems are considered as cutting-edge research methods, at small, medium and large-scale levels, including more accurate positioning systems, more sensitive tracking systems, the removal of obstacles to clearer observation and species identification, such as darkness and poor lighting, dense vegetation and coarse image resolution and more comparative studies across different local contexts and global ecosystems. The topics cover vulture ecology, the factors for the decline and management of Asian vultures, the use of tracking technologies including drones, in the study of urban vulture ecology, the use of thermal and infrared drones in the study of large mammalian carnivores, the role of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of natural resource development, clustering around the central concept of change detection, the monitoring of agricultural development using socio-cultural parameters, the impacts of chemical pollution on raptors, the chemistry of vulture foraging, habitat dynamics for storks in Malaysia, Indian ecotourism in tiger habitats, and human-wildlife conflicts in Brazil. Other topics concern research on Bio-environmental Monitoring and Assessment using eDNA and Genome-based environmental monitoring, and the dynamics social perceptions of natural landscapes in Europe, and international examples of the Landscape Ecology of Urban Avian Scavengers. This book argues that these issues represent some cutting factors among the vast number of current ecological issues.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Urban Vulture Ecology, Tracking Technologies and Human Quality of Life
(Michael O’Neal Campbell – Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada)

Chapter 2. Facts Around Vultures: An Attempt to Join the Puzzle Pieces
(Kaushalendra Kumar Jha and Radhika Jha – Ex-Principal Chief Conservator of Forests UP and Former Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, Nehru Nagar, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Brown World of Vultures: A Case of Vulture Restaurant
(Kaushalendra Kumar Jha and Radhika Jha – Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Environmental Chemistry and the Conservation Biology of Raptors and Waterbirds
(Michael Campbell – Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada)

Chapter 5. Vulture Foraging and the Chemistry of Putrefaction
(Michael O’Neal Campbell – Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada)

Chapter 6. South and Northeast Brazil: Does a Shared Species Arise Shared Human Dimensions of Conflicts with Wildlife?
(Francine Schulz and Cláudia Sofia Guerreiro Martins – Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Mammal Ecology Laboratory, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 7. Conflicts with Pumas in Southern Brazil: The Farmers’ View
(Francine Schulz, Rodrigo Cambará Printes and Larissa Rosa de Oliveira – Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Mammal Ecology Laboratory, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 8. Reformation of African Elephant Ecology and Human Quality of Life Through GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies: A Case of African Elephant Ecology in Botswana
(Ida Dutt – Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Chapter 9. Bio-Environmental Monitoring and Assessment of Species Using eDNA: An International Approach to Research and Future Possibilities
(Philipa Shauna Dutt – Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada)

Chapter 10. Wilding or Worrying? Place Meaning in a Rewilding Landscape
(Rachel Orchard and Carijn Beumer – Maastricht University, Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht, Netherlands)

Chapter 11. Environment Effect on Milky Stork Habitat Selection in Mating Forest Reserve, Perak
(Azimah Abd Rahman and Aimi Shahirah Mohd Nazri – School of humanities, University Sains Malaysia)

Chapter 12. The Landscape Ecology of Urban Avian Scavengers: An International Perspective
(Michael O’Neal Campbell – Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada)

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