New methods for surveying wild tortoise abundance

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New methods for surveying wild tortoise abundance

Postby ukphd » Tue May 19, 2009 7:51 am

Thought this article may be of interest. It tests the use of local knowledge for estimating abundance. It could be used for any animal but it is tested on T. Graeca. One of the benefits of this method is it is far cheaper than line transect surveys etc. Obviously there are issues of reliability etc but these results look promising :)

JOSÉ DANIEL ANADÓN, A. G., RUBÉN BALLESTAR, IRENE PÉREZ, (2009). "Evaluation of Local Ecological Knowledge as a Method for Collecting Extensive Data on Animal Abundance." Conservation Biology 23(3): 617-625.


http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/jour ... 1&SRETRY=0

Nancy :)
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Re: New methods for surveying wild tortoise abundance

Postby Elaine » Tue May 19, 2009 4:55 pm

I can't get the link to work as i have "NO COOKIES" :cry:
but thanks for trying to share,
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Re: New methods for surveying wild tortoise abundance

Postby ukphd » Tue May 19, 2009 5:54 pm

Oh I'm so sorry. :oops:
This link should work I hope

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/jour ... 8/abstract

Thanks for letting me know
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Re: New methods for surveying wild tortoise abundance

Postby Elaine » Tue May 19, 2009 7:08 pm

Many thanks Nancy, a bit of after dinner reading.
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Re: New methods for surveying wild tortoise abundance

Postby Murziano » Wed May 27, 2009 11:00 am

Who else can know better than a shepherd if tortoises live in one particular location?

They walk the fields every single day for decades. It is not about density, but also population trends...

Very proud of my favourite biologists. They are incredibly good.

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