Virtual Issue: Monitoring Wildlife

October 2015

To celebrate The Wildlife Society Annual Conference Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Journal of Animal Ecology and Journal of Applied Ecology have compiled this virtual issue on Monitoring Wildlife. The papers below are drawn from the journals and provide examples of the latest research in techniques for monitoring including remote sensing, telemetry, camera traps and modelling techniques. The papers cover a broad range of animals including fish, mammals, invertebrates and birds. We hope that this selection of papers will be of interest to researchers and stakeholders in this highly topical field.


A high-resolution panorama camera system for monitoring colony-wide seabird nesting behaviour
Tim P. Lynch, Rachael Alderman and Alistair J. Hobday
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Quantifying levels of animal activity using camera trap data
J. Marcus Rowcliffe, Roland Kays, Bart Kranstauber, Chris Carbone and Patrick A. Jansen

A generalised random encounter model for estimating animal density with remote sensor data
Tim C. D. Lucas, Elizabeth A. Moorcroft, Robin Freeman, J. Marcus Rowcliffe and Kate E. Jones

MotionMeerkat: integrating motion video detection and ecological monitoring
Ben G. Weinstein

Tracking marine mammals in 3D using electronic tag data
Christophe Laplanche, Tiago A. Marques and Len Thomas
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Integrating demographic data: towards a framework for monitoring wildlife populations at large spatial scales
Robert A. Robinson, Catriona A. Morrison and Stephen R. Baillie
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Assessing the performance of a semi-automated acoustic monitoring system for primates
Stefanie Heinicke, Ammie K. Kalan, Oliver J.J. Wagner, Roger Mundry, Hanna Lukashevich and Hjalmar S. Kühl
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High-throughput monitoring of wild bee diversity and abundance via mitogenomics
Min Tang, Chloe J. Hardman, Yinqiu Ji, Guanliang Meng, Shanlin Liu, Meihua Tan, Shenzhou Yang, Ellen D. Moss, Jiaxin Wang, Chenxue Yang, Catharine Bruce, Tim Nevard, Simon G. Potts, Xin Zhou and Douglas W. Yu


REVIEW: Wildlife camera trapping: a review and recommendations for linking surveys to ecological processes
A. Cole Burton, Eric Neilson, Dario Moreira, Andrew Ladle, Robin Steenweg, Jason T. Fisher, Erin Bayne and Stan Boutin

Translocation tactics: a framework to support the IUCN Guidelines for wildlife translocations and improve the quality of applied methods
William G. Batson, Iain J. Gordon, Donald B. Fletcher and Adrian D. Manning

Real-time anti-poaching tags could help prevent imminent species extinctions
Paul O'Donoghue and Christian Rutz

Can community outreach alleviate poaching pressure and recover wildlife in South-East Asian protected areas?
Robert Steinmetz, Surasak Srirattanaporn, Jirati Mor-Tip and Naret Seuaturien

Safeguarding Sumatran tigers: evaluating effectiveness of law enforcement patrols and local informant networks
Matthew Linkie, Deborah J. Martyr, Abishek Harihar, Dian Risdianto, Rudijanta T. Nugraha, Maryati, Nigel Leader-Williams and Wai-Ming Wong

Satellite remote sensing for applied ecologists: opportunities and challenges
Nathalie Pettorelli, William F. Laurance, Timothy G. O'Brien, Martin Wegmann, Harini Nagendra and Woody Turner



A critical examination of indices of dynamic interaction for wildlife telemetry studies
Jed A. Long, Trisalyn A. Nelson, Stephen L. Webb and Kenneth L. Gee

Compensation and additivity of anthropogenic mortality: life-history effects and review of methods
Guillaume Péron

Detailed monitoring of a small but recovering population reveals sublethal effects of disease and unexpected interactions with supplemental feeding
Simon Tollington, Andrew Greenwood, Carl G. Jones, Paquita Hoeck, Aurélie Chowrimootoo, Donal Smith, Heather Richards, Vikash Tatayah and Jim J. Groombridge

Ocean sunfish rewarm at the surface after deep excursions to forage for siphonophores
Itsumi Nakamura, Yusuke Goto and Katsufumi Sato

Long-term phenological trends, species accumulation rates, aphid traits and climate: five decades of change in migrating aphids
James R. Bell, Lynda Alderson, Daniela Izera, Tracey Kruger, Sue Parker, Jon Pickup, Chris R. Shortall, Mark S. Taylor, Paul Verrier and Richard Harrington

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