Comparative Efficacy of Sign Surveys, Spotlighting and Audio Playbacks in a Landscape-Scale Carnivore Survey

@inproceedings{Thorn2010ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative Efficacy of Sign Surveys, Spotlighting and Audio Playbacks in a Landscape-Scale Carnivore Survey},
  author={Michelle E. Thorn and Matthew Green and Philip W. Bateman and Elissa Zanna Cameron and Richard W Yarnell and Dawn M Scott},
  year={2010}
}
Many carnivores are difficult and labour-intensive to detect, often leading to prohibitively high effort and cost in large-scale surveys. However, such studies provide information that is important for effective management and conservation. Here, we evaluate the suitability of three survey methods for landscape-scale multi-species monitoring. We compare sign surveys, spotlighting, and audio playbacks in terms of detection efficiency, precision, effort, and cost. Sign surveys out-performed the… CONTINUE READING

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