Special Issue "Camera Traps in Animal Ecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Interests: camera traps sampling; occupancy modeling; density estimation; wildlife surveys; predator ecology
Over the past two decades camera traps have revolutionized the sampling of animal populations and improved our understanding of population dynamics. When used with robust statistical techniques, information collected using these devices permits strong inference about the status of, and changes in, the target population(s) in relation to their environment. From broad-scale, region-wide inventory and monitoring programs to intensive species-specific research, camera traps can quickly generate scientific information without animals having to be physically captured (increased safety), minimize the cost of conducting ecological investigations, and increase logistical efficiency. Increasingly sophisticated equipment and database software programs have advanced the collection, storage, manipulation, and analysis of image-type scientific data. When used with ancillary information (e.g., telemetry, genetic tagging), the potential exists for developing robust models involving animal movement and space use, not to mention density estimation. Knowledge of the world’s foremost ecological issues, such as biodiversity and climate change, has benefited significantly through the use of camera traps. The aim of this Special Issue is to compile information on the use and application of camera traps in animal ecology and to explore the analytical options possible to improve wildlife population management.
Dr. Allan F. O’Connell
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- camera traps,
- capture recapture,
- wildlife survey methodology,
- detection probability,
- wildlife monitoring,
- database storage,
- activity patterns,
- wildlife monitoring,
- computer-assisted identification
- mark resight
- population estimation