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9.5: Suggested Readings

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  • Anderson, S.C., T.A. Branch, A.B. Cooper, et al. 2017. Black-swan events in animal populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 3252–57. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1611525114 Ignoring extreme weather events may severely underestimate extinction risk.

    Buckland, S.T., and A. Johnston. 2017. Monitoring the biodiversity of regions: Key principles and possible pitfalls. Biological Conservation 214: 23–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.07.034 Five principles for reliable surveys.

    Danielsen, F., N.D. Burgess, P.M. Jensen, et al. 2010. Environmental monitoring: The scale and speed of implementation varies according to the degree of peoples’ involvement. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1166–68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01874.x Involving the local community in environmental monitoring increases the speed of conservation actions.

    Guschanski, K., L. Vigilant, A. McNeilage, et al. 2009. Counting elusive animals: Comparing field and genetic census of the entire mountain gorilla population of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Biological Conservation 142: 290–300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2008.10.024 Genetic techniques are providing new opportunities for studying populations.

    Jewell, A. 2013. Effect of monitoring technique on quality of conservation science. Conservation Biology 27: 501–08. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12066 The methods that researchers use to tag and monitor species can affect and sometimes even harm the species being studied.

    Mascia, M.B., S. Pailler, M.L. Thieme, et al. 2014. Commonalities and complementarities among approaches to conservation monitoring and evaluation. Biological Conservation 169: 258–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.11.017 Describes different objectives in monitoring, with a goal of developing standard procedures for evaluating projects.

    Sebastián-González, E., J.A. Sánchez-Zapata, F. Botella, et al. 2011. Linking cost efficiency evaluation with population viability analysis to prioritize wetland bird conservation actions. Biological Conservation 144: 2354–61. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2011.06.015 Different management approaches are evaluated for their cost effectiveness on bird populations in Spain.

    One of the following two texts:

    Bibby, C., M. Jones, and S. Marsden. 1998. Expedition Field Techniques: Bird Surveys (London: Royal Geographic Society). http://www.conservationleadershipprogram.org/media/2014/09/Bird_Surveying_Manual.pdf Methods for conducting biological surveys. Written on birds, but applicable to other taxa.

    White, L., and A. Edwards. 2000. Conservation Research in the African Rain Forests: A Technical Handbook (New York: WCS). http://apes.eva.mpg.de/eng/pdf/documentation/WhiteEdwards2000 Methods for obtaining data on animals and their environment. Written for forest work, but also applicable in other ecosystems.

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