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Marine mammal ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques

Boyd, I. L.

Oxford : Oxford University Press 2010

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  • Title:
    Marine mammal ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques
  • Author: Boyd, I. L.; Bowen, W. D.; Iverson, Sara J.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 450 pages) : illustrations.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Marine mammals -- Ecology; Marine mammals -- Conservation
  • Description: "Marine mammals command a high level of public attention, reflected in specific legislation for their protection and management in many countries. They also present particular challenges to ecologists and conservation biologists: they are mostly difficult to observe, they occupy and environment that is vast in its three dimensional extent, there are often perceived conflicts between marine mammals and people, and furthermore several species are now close to extinction." "Marine mammals have some intriguing features in their biology-the ability to dive to crushing depths, to perform breath-hold dives that defy our current understanding of mammalian physiology, and many have an ability to hunt down prey using sophisticated sonar that we are only just beginning to understand. Many species also have complex social structures. We still have much to learn about these extraordinary animals so a comprehensive and authoritative overview of current methodology is now timely. The intention of this book is both to summarize the state-of-the-art and to encourage innovation and further progress in this research field." "Written by leading practitioners in the field, this accessible text is suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of marine mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and marine mammal specialists."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Ethics in marine mammal science / Nick J. Gales ... [et al.]
    Marking and capturing / Tom Loughlin ... [et al.]
    Estimating the abundance of marine mammals / Philip S. Hammond
    The spatial analysis of marine mammal abundance / Jason Matthiopoulos and Geert Aarts
    Morphometrics, age estimation, and growth / W. Don Bowen and Simon Northridge
    Vital rates and population dynamics / Jason D. Baker, Andrew Westgate, and Tomo Eguchi
    Epidemiology, disease, and health assessment / Ailsa J. Hall ... [et al.]
    Measurement of individual and population energetics of marine mammals / Sara J. Iverson ... [et al.]
    Diet / Dominic J. Tollit ... [et al.]
    Telemetry / Bernie McConnell ... [et al.]
    Foraging behaviour / Mark A. Hindell ... [et al.]
    Studying marine mammal social systems / Hal Whitehead and Sofie Van Parijs
    Long-term studies / W. Don Bowen ... [et al.]
    Identifying units to conserve using genetic data / Barbara L. Taylor, Karen Martien, and Phillip Morin
    Approaches to management / John Harwood
    Conservation biology / Andrew J. Read.
  • OCLC Number: 861692953
  • Identifier: ISBN9780191550799 (electronic bk.);ISBN0191550795 (electronic bk.)