Predation ID Manual

Predator Kill and Scavenging Characteristics

Author: Kurt Alt,Matthew Eckert

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510722514

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

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One of the challenges and rewards of being a field biologist is being able recreate a predation event. But that experience is often difficult and frustrating, as time, weather, and other factors can make clues sparse. Even the most careful of investigators can spend hours second-guessing themselves while exhausting every possibility from inconclusive evidence. • A step-by-step approach for gathering evidence. • Suggestions of what to focus on at carcass site • A template of terminology to use when classifying a predation. • A guide for investigating and determining signs of hemorrhage • Signs of kill and kill sites by species, including deer, elk, and lynx • And dozens more tips With a waterproof cover and sturdy pages, the SCIF’s Predation ID Manual is a must have for every serious hunter and field biologist.

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

Volume 1: Research. Volume 2: Management 2-vol. set

Author: Nova J. Silvy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421406977

Category: Science

Page: 1136

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The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society

Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition

Author: Stephen Vantassel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0966858255

Category: Gardening

Page: 182

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The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook 3rd ed. is designed to help wildlife management professionals, pest management professionals, home inspectors, and property managers identify damage caused by vertebrate animals to structures, to landscapes, and to livestock. The text has been revised thoroughly and expanded to provide more detailed information on more topics. The new layout and full-color printing are accented by more than 400 photographs and illustrations supporting the text. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 explains the theory and practice of inspection and provides strategies to identify animals by feces, bones, and eye-shine. Part 2 contains modules reviewing the damage left by the most common problem wildlife in the United States. Each species module summarizes the animal's biology, scat, diseases, and damage to property and livestock.

Handbook of Soil Sciences

Properties and Processes, Second Edition

Author: Pan Ming Huang,Yuncong Li,Malcolm E. Sumner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439803064

Category: Science

Page: 1442

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An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for construction and manufacturing. To develop lasting solutions to the challenges of balanced use and stewardship of the Earth, we require a fundamental understanding of soil—from its elastic, porous three-phase system to its components, processes, and reactions. Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes, Second Edition is the first of two volumes that form a comprehensive reference on the discipline of soil science. Completely revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge, this volume covers the traditional areas of soil science: soil physics, soil chemistry, soil mineralogy, soil biology and biochemistry, and pedology. Contributors discuss the application of physical principles to characterize the soil system and mass and energy transport processes within the critical zone. They present significant advances in soil chemistry; describe how minerals are formed and transformed; and provide an introduction to the soil biota. They also examine geomorphology, land use, hydropedology, and subaqueous soils as well as the classification and digital mapping of soil. Critical elements addressed in each section include: Descriptions of concepts and theories Definitions, approaches, methodologies, and procedures Data in tabular and figure format Extensive references This cohesive handbook provides a thorough understanding of soil science principles and practices based on a rigorous, complete, and up-to-date treatment of the subject matter compiled by leading scientists. It is a resource rich in data, offering professional soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, ecologists, biologists, naturalists, and students their first point of entry into a particular aspect of the soil sciences.

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: A Manual

Author: K.R. Shivanna,Rajesh Tandon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 813222003X

Category: Science

Page: 170

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Successful reproduction is the basis not only for the stability of the species in their natural habitat but also for productivity of our crop plants. Therefore, knowledge on reproductive ecology of wild and cultivated plants is important for effective management of our dwindling biodiversity and for the sustainability and improvement of the yield in crop species. Conservation and management of our plant diversity is going to be a major challenge in the coming decades, particularly in the tropical countries which are rich in biodiversity. Reproductive failure is the main driver for pushing a large number of tropical species to vulnerable category. Available data on reproductive ecology on tropical species is very limited and there is an urgent need to initiate research on these lines. A major limitation for the beginners to take up research is the absence of simple concise work manuals that provide step-wise procedures to study all aspects of reproductive ecology. The Manual fills this void. Over 60 protocols described in the manual cover the whole spectrum of reproductive ecology - study sites and species, phenology, floral morphology and sexuality, pollen and pistil biology, pollination ecology, breeding system, seed biology, seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Each chapter gives a concise conceptual account of the topic before describing the protocols. The Manual caters to researchers, teachers and students who are interested in any aspect of reproductive ecology of flowering plants -- botanists, ecologists, agri-horticulturists, foresters, entomologists, plant breeders and conservation biologists.

Tracker's Field Guide

A Comprehensive Manual for Animal Tracking

Author: James Lowery

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493004735

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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Tracking expert Jim Lowery distills his remarkable expertise, gained over decades of intensive research and practical field experience, into this comprehensive field guide to tracking North American mammals. He fully illustrates it with hundreds of drawings and high-resolution photographs, setting a new standard for books on tracking.

Freshwater Prawn Farming

A Manual for the Culture of Macrobrachium Rosenbergii

Author: Michael B. New,Somsuk Singholka,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 116

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This manual has been prepared on the basis of Thai experience in the farming of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. It has a practical orientation, as it was written for extension and fishery officers as well as for practising aquaculturists willing to start freshwater prawn farming. It contains some general information on the biology of the species and much more detailed information on larval rearing and pond culture. Annexes on water filtration, nutrition of larvae, description of the various larval stages, pond feeds, seine net design and stock estimation are also provided.

African spiders

an identification manual

Author: Ansie S. Dippenaar-Schoeman,R. Jocqué

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Birchard,Robert G. Sherding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606429X

Category: Medical

Page: 2032

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Meticulously organized by body system for optimal readability and ease of reference, the 3rd edition of this best-selling manual provides quick, comprehensive, and practical guidance on evaluating and managing a full range of common medical and surgical conditions encountered in small animal practice. Medical chapters discuss etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and treatment, while surgical chapters discuss anatomy, preoperative considerations, procedures and postoperative care. It also contains an entire section devoted to avian and exotic pets and a comprehensive drug formulary. A consistent outline format provides easy access to information on etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment for each disease or disorder, as well as anatomy, preoperative conditions, techniques, and postoperative care for surgical procedures. Key Points draw attention to helpful tips and key concepts. Includes a comprehensive section covering diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for avian and exotic pets. Features new chapters that cover key topics such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management, vaccination guidelines, and syncope. Includes the latest information on drugs and clinical equipment throughout.

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice - E-Book

Author: Mark Mitchell,Thomas N. Tully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069224

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that demonstrate the unique anatomic, medical, and surgical features of each species. This essential reference also provides a comprehensive overview of biology, husbandry, preventive medicine, common disease presentations, zoonoses, and much more. Other key topics include common health and nutritional issues as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics. Brings cutting-edge information on all exotic species together in one convenient resource. Offers essential strategies for preparing your staff to properly handle and treat exotic patients. Features an entire chapter on equipping your practice to accommodate exotic species, including the necessary equipment for housing, diagnostics, pathology, surgery, and therapeutics. Provides life-saving information on CPR, drugs, and supportive care for exotic animals in distress. Discusses wildlife rehabilitation, with valuable information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care. Includes an entire chapter devoted to the emergency management of North American wildlife. Offers expert guidance on treating exotics for practitioners who may not be experienced in exotic pet care.

Wetlands

Guide to Science, Law and Technology

Author: Mark S. Dennison,Tony Dennison,James F Berry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780815513339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

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This book is intended as a practical guide to scientific, legal, and technical issues concerning wetlands. As such, it is written in the most practical terms, with numerous helpful examples and case studies of how specific issues should best be addressed. The book is organized in a way that exposes the reader in logical succession to the full gamut of complex scientific, legal, and technical aspects of wetlands. This book recognizes that wetland science, law, and technology are interdependent disciplines. Most other works focus on one of these disciplines while perhaps providing some cursory treatment of related disciplines. This book attempts to meld several different perspectives on the subject of wetlands and to show the interrelationships between the various professions that deal with wetland issues. The book is organized as a guide through the various scientific, legal, and technical components of wetlands. Within each individual chapter, extensive cross-referencing is provided to help the reader link related aspects of the issue being discussed. Further, within the presentation of each separate chapter is a discussion of how the various scientific, legal, and technical aspects of the subject interrelate. Each chapter has been written by a known authority with specialized experience in the topic being presented.

Shells

Author: Cheryl Claassen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521578523

Category: Science

Page: 266

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This book contains everything students and professional archaeologists could possibly want to know about the practicalities of shell analysis in archaeology, as well as the biology of freshwater and marine molluscs. The author also, however, discusses the potential of this class of evidence to tell us surprising things about seasonal patterns of life, the woods around a long-forgotten burial mound and the swirling patterns of life which circled around the humblest of creatures; the snail.