Mammalogy Techniques Manual 2nd Edition Now Available
Mammalogy Techniques Manual is a lab and field techniques manual for students studying mammalogy. The goal is get students out into nature to study mammals in their natural environments (where possible) and to introduce students to modern techniques for studying mammals. The manual consists of 16 chapters covering topics such as radio and GPS tracking, mark and recapture studies, camera trapping studies, optimal foraging, behavioral studies, among others. Two new chapters on field karyotyping and non-invasive hair analysis. Each chapter includes a series of exercises for students to complete along with background information, sample data sets, and detailed descriptions of software used to complete the exercise.

16 Chapters (2 New Chapters)
282 Pages
167 Figures
30 Tables
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Mammal Skulls

Chapter 2 Mammalian Teeth

Chapter 3 Phylogeny Reconstruction

Chapter 4 Keeping A Field Notebook

Chapter 5 Live-Trapping Small Mammals

Chapter 6 Mark-Recapture Studies

Chapter 7 Using CAPTURE and JOLLY Software for
Mark-Recapture Data

Chapter 8 Transects - Distance Sampling Using DISTANCE

Chapter 9 Camera Trapping

Chapter 10 Radio Tracking

Chapter 11 GPS Tracking Using Google Earth and MoveBank

Chapter 12 Recording and Analyzing Mammal Sounds

Chapter 13 Quantifying Mammalian Behavior

Chapter 14 Optimal Foraging Behavior

Chapter 15 Field Karyotyping

Chapter 16 Non-invasive Hair Sampling

Instructors Resources
Sample Exercises

Dichotomous Keys of Skulls

Dental Terminology

Manual Sequence Alignment

Sequence Alignment Using Computers

Exploring the Tree of Life

Taking Field Notes

Setting up a Live-Trapping Grid

Single Mark-Recapture (Lincoln-Petersen Method)

The Jolly-Seber Model Using
Excel

Using the Program
CAPTURE

Microtus Mark-Recapture

Conducting Transect Surveys

A Camera Trap Field Study

Using
CAPTURE Software for Camera Trap Data

Locating Animals via Triangulation

Data Analysis - the Minimum Convex Polygon

Tracking Grizzly Bears with
Google Earth and
GPSVisualizer

Exploring
MoveBank Data

Sound Analysis Using
AUDACITY

Playback Experiments Using Alarm Calls

Creating a Dominance Hierarchy

Profitability and Prey Choice

Foraging with Risk

Field Karyotyping

Measuring Chromosomes With
ImageJ Software

Field Methods for Collecting Hairs

Extracting DNA From Hair Samples

*Many more available in the manual
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