Census and Survey Techniques: An Overview of Theoretical and Technical Issues

This module consists of two exercises. The first exercise introduces students to two mathematical methods for calculating perpendicular distance when direct measurements cannot be obtained, and highlights common errors and their potential effect on subsequent analyses. In the second exercise, students will make suggestions for designing a comprehensive research program on globally endangered sea turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (PANWR). Students will then use existing survey data to answer questions about the relative abundance of endangered sea turtles along the atoll, and critically analyze your results. Finally, students will carry out research to devise their own methods for studying sea turtles at the PANWR.
 

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Técnicas de Colecta y Censo de Fauna (Spanish)

Theme: Conservation Management

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: management, tools

Components: 4

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Exercise: Calculating Perpendicular Distances Using Indirect Measurements

Author: P.J. Ersts

   

Exercise: Globally Endangered Sea Turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Author: E. Naro-Maciel, K. Holmes, P.J. Ersts, K. McFadden, N. Bynum, E. Sterling

   

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Solutions: Calculating Perpendicular Distances Using Indirect Measurements

Author: P.J. Ersts

Solutions: Globally Endangered Sea Turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Author: E. Naro-Maciel, K. Holmes, P.J. Ersts, K. McFadden, N. Bynum, E. Sterling


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