Do researchers impact their study populations? Assessing the effect of field procedures in a long term population monitoring of sea kraits

@article{Fauvel2012DoRI,
  title={Do researchers impact their study populations? Assessing the effect of field procedures in a long term population monitoring of sea kraits},
  author={Thomas Fauvel and François Brischoux and Marine J. Briand and Xavier Bonnet},
  journal={Amphibia-reptilia},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={365-372}
}
Long term population monitoring is essential to ecological studies; however, field procedures may disturb individuals. Assessing this topic is important in worldwide declining taxa such as reptiles. Previous studies focussed on animal welfare issues and examined short-term effects (e.g. increase of stress hormones due to handling). Long-term effects with possible consequences at the population level remain poorly investigated. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of widely used field… 

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