Chapter 5. Ecological Research Techniques

  1. William J. Sutherland

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999356.ch5

The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy

The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy

How to Cite

Sutherland, W. J. (ed) (2000) Ecological Research Techniques, in The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999356.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 3 OCT 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053445

Online ISBN: 9780470999356

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Keywords:

  • ecological research;
  • ageing;
  • diet analysis;
  • sexing;
  • invertibrates

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Why carry out research?

  • Designing a research project

  • Experiments

  • Hygienic fieldwork

  • Determining habitat use

  • Radio tracking

  • Diet analysis

  • Ageing and sexing

  • Pollination biology

  • Marking individuals

  • Studying the fate of individuals

  • Determining the cause of illness or death

  • Modelling population changes

  • Risk of extinction

  • Molecular techniques

  • Ten major statistical errors in conservation