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A guide for the use of remote cameras for wildlife survey in northern Australia


A guide for the use of remote cameras for wildlife survey in northern Australia
Gillespie, G. R.; Brennan, K.; Gentles, T.; Hill, B.; Low Choy, J.; Mahney, T.; Stevens, A.; Stokeld, D.; Traditional Owners of Warddeken and Djelk Inigenous Protected Areas; Fisher River Station; Indigenous Land Corporation
Sponsored by
Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management. Flora and Fauna Division; National Environmental Research Program, Northern Australia Hub
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT
'This booklet provides information on the general uses and application of remote camera technology for wildlife research projects, and the planning and implementation of remote camera surveys in northern Australia, especially tropic savannas. It includes information on camera types, setting cameras in the field, other equipment requirements, targeting different mammal species, the use of baits, and data storage. Information relating to the type of data collected with remote cameras, analytical techniques and important statistical requirements are outlined. Included are recommended standard operating procedures developed by the Flora and Fauna Division, Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management, for using remote cameras as part of general wildlife surveys and monitoring programs in tropical savannas of the Northern Territory.' - Summary
Table of contents
Summary -- Background -- Are remote cameras appropriate for your project? -- What ecological management questions can be answered with remote cameras? -- Study design considerations -- Types of cameras -- Permits and ethics requirements -- Practical limitations of remote cameras -- Setting remote cameras in the field -- Data management -- Standard Operating Procedures for remote cameras in the Top End of Northern Territory -- References
Feral animals; Kakadu National Park (N.T.); Groote Eylandt (N.T.); Biodiversity
Publisher name
Charles Darwin University
Place of publication
54 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, colour map, tables ; 30 cm.
File type
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Copyright owner
Charles Darwin University
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