thermal imaging techniques to survey and monitor animals in the wild

Thermal Imaging Techniques To Survey And Monitor Animals In The Wild
Author: Kirk J Havens
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Pages: 376
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Thermal Imaging Techniques to Survey and Monitor Animals in the Wild: A Methodology provides a manual for anyone interested in understanding thermal imaging and its usefulness in solving a wide range of problems regarding the observation of wildlife. In the last decade, the cost of thermal imaging technology has significantly decreased, making the equipment more widely available. This book offers an overview of thermal physics and the thermal imager, along with a methodology to optimize the window of opportunity so that wildlife can be observed and studied in their natural habitat. Users will find the knowledge and tools to formulate a sound survey design, with detailed sections on the theory and performance characteristics of thermal imaging cameras utilizing cooled quantum detectors as the sensitive element and additional information on the uncooled micro bolometric imagers which have been introduced into the camera market in past decades. The methodology presented is logical and simple, yet it presents a detailed understanding of the topic and how it applies to the critically interlinked disciplines of biology, physics, micrometeorology, and animal physiology. Covers the technical aspects of thermal imaging allowing readers to design better experiments Provides a clear description of the properties of thermal imaging Includes approaches to consider before integrating thermal cameras into a field

Entropy In Image Analysis
Author: Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
Publisher: MDPI
Release Date: 2019-06-24
Pages: 456
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Image analysis is a fundamental task for extracting information from images acquired across a range of different devices. Since reliable quantitative results are requested, image analysis requires highly sophisticated numerical and analytical methods—particularly for applications in medicine, security, and remote sensing, where the results of the processing may consist of vitally important data. The contributions to this book provide a good overview of the most important demands and solutions concerning this research area. In particular, the reader will find image analysis applied for feature extraction, encryption and decryption of data, color segmentation, and in the support new technologies. In all the contributions, entropy plays a pivotal role.

UAV Sensors For Environmental Monitoring
Author: Felipe Gonzalez Toro
Publisher: MDPI
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Pages: 670
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "UAV Sensors for Environmental Monitoring" that was published in Sensors

Invasive Wild Pigs In North America
Author: Kurt C. VerCauteren
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2019-12-12
Pages: 480
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Throughout North America, non-native wild pigs have become an ecologically and economically destructive invasive species. Though they are regarded as a popular game species by some, provide economic benefits to others, and are even engrained into societal heritage in some areas, wild pigs are responsible for an extraordinary amount of damage in both natural and anthropogenic systems throughout North America. As the density and range of wild pig habitat have substantially increased over the last several decades, the magnitude and diversity of their negative impacts are not yet fully realized or quantified. With various conflicts continually emerging, wild pig management is difficult and expensive to achieve. As a result, wild pigs represent one of the greatest wildlife management challenges North America faces in the 21st century. Invasive Wild Pigs in North America: Ecology, Impacts, and Management addresses all aspects of wild pig biology, ecology, damage, and management in a single comprehensive volume. It assimilates and organizes information on the most destructive introduced vertebrate species in the United States, establishing a foundation from which managers, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders can build upon into the future. The book provides comprehensive coverage of wild pig biology and ecology, techniques for management and research, and regional chapters. It is an asset to readers interested in wild pigs, the resources they impact, and how to mitigate those impacts, and establishes a vision of the future of wild pigs in North America. Features: Compiles valuable knowledge for a broad audience including wild pig managers, researchers, adversaries, and enthusiasts from across North America Addresses taxonomy, morphology, genetics, physiology, spatial ecology, population dynamics, diseases and parasites, and the naturalized niche of wild pigs Includes chapters on damage to resources, management, research methods, human dimensions and education, and policy and legislation Contains full color images and case studies of interesting and informative situations being created by wild pigs throughout North America Includes a chapter on wild pigs at the wildland–urban interface, a more recent and especially challenging issue

The Wildlife Techniques Manual
Author: Nova J. Silvy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Release Date: 2020-07-28
Pages: 1400
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This deft and thorough update ensures that The Wildlife Techniques Manual will remain an indispensable resource, one that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without.

Ecological And Behavioral Methods For The Study Of Bats
Author: Thomas H. Kunz
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Release Date: 2009-11-09
Pages: 901
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First published in 1988, Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats is widely acknowledged as the primary reference for both amateur and professional bat researchers. Bats are the second most diverse group of mammals on the earth. They live on every continent except Antarctica, ranging from deserts to tropical forests to mountains, and their activities have a profound effect on the ecosystems in which they live. Despite their ubiquity and importance, bats are challenging to study. This volume provides researchers, conservationists, and consultants with the ecological background and specific information essential for studying bats in the wild and in captivity. Chapters detail many of the newest and most commonly used field and laboratory techniques needed to advance the study of bats, describe how these methods are applied to the study of the ecology and behavior of bats, and offer advice on how to interpret the results of research. The book includes forty-three chapters, fourteen of which are new to the second edition, with information on molecular ecology and evolution, bioacoustics, chemical communication, flight dynamics, population models, and methods for assessing postnatal growth and development. Fully illustrated and featuring contributions from the world’s leading experts in bat biology, this reference contains everything bat researchers and natural resource managers need to know for the study and conservation of this wide-ranging, ecologically vital, and diverse taxon.

Techniques For Wildlife Investigations And Management
Author: Clait E. Braun
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Release Date: 2005
Pages: 974
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Ecology Abstracts
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Release Date: 1999
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Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.

Proposals For Future Monitoring Of British Mammals
Author: David Whyte Macdonald
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Release Date: 1998
Pages: 374
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Range Management In Arid Zones
Author: Samira A. Omar
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 307
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Rangelands are renewable resources vital to the national well-being of the countries of the Arabian Gulf and to countries in arid zones around the world. Enormous tasks lie ahead if rangeland-based natural resources are to be restored and retained for optimal current and future utilization. These were the concerns of the Second International Conference on Range Management in the Arabian Gulf, the objectives of which were to evaluate progress since the first Conference; to exchange information on range management; to review advances in applicable technologies; to discuss potential strategies for range enhancement and to assemble recommendations for the enactment of these strategies. Leading experts from twenty countries contributed papers, twenty-eight of which are published here. The papers are addressed to the themes of Rangeland Inventories and Evaluation, Range Plants and Forage Crops - Potential and Production; Animal Production and Conservation and Technological Range Improvements. To foster sustainability, maintain productivity and retain biotic diversity of rangelands in the Arabian Gulf region, the Conference recommended an action plan based upon an expanded knowledge base, the development and implementation of production management and improvement strategies, and the re-evaluation and implementation of laws and policies to regulate land tenure and use of rangelands, with increased manpower training and development, regional and international cooperation and the establishment of a continuing Committee to monitor progress. Awareness of the need for the proper use of rangelands has now become an important factor in the national priorities of decision-makers the world over, who have asked for guidance in protecting and optimizing their resources. These Proceedings will provide useful background and a solid foundation for this vital guidance, as well as a reference base for researchers, academics and students.

CA Reviews Index  CARI
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Release Date: 1982
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International Aerospace Abstracts
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Release Date: 1999
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Government Reports Announcements   Index
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Release Date: 1996
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Bibliography Of Agriculture With Subject Index
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Release Date: 2000
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Proceedings Of The Fourth International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference And Exhibition 21st Canadian Symposium On Remote Sensing
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Release Date: 1999
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The Environment Index
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Release Date: 1978
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Government Reports Annual Index
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Release Date: 1992
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Sections 1-2. Keyword Index.--Section 3. Personal author index.--Section 4. Corporate author index.-- Section 5. Contract/grant number index, NTIS order/report number index 1-E.--Section 6. NTIS order/report number index F-Z.

Oceanic Abstracts
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Release Date: 1997-10
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Remote Sensing Of Earth Resources
Author: NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility
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Release Date: 1975
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Agrindex
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Release Date: 1995
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