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Freshwater Vertebrates: An overview of survey design and key methodological considerations

Green, S. E. W and Salazar, R. D and Gilbert, G and Buxton, Andrew S. and Gilroy, D and Oberdorff, T and Harrington, L (2019) Freshwater Vertebrates: An overview of survey design and key methodological considerations. In: Hughes, Jocelyne, ed. Freshwater Ecology and Conservation. Oxford University Press, UK. ISBN 978-0-19-876638-4. (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198766384.001.0001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Freshwater habitats are vitally important for vertebrate diversity and ecosystem service provision. These habitats are diverse in scale and type, ranging from vast wetlands and tropical flooded forests to small streams and ponds, but are all equally important to the diverse range of vertebrates they support. The loss and degradation of freshwater habitats globally, largely driven by agricultural intensification, land-use change and deforestation, threatens vertebrates and the continued functioning of freshwater ecosystems. Well-informed, evidence-based conservation is reliant on suitably designed surveys capable of detecting population changes in target species. Due to the diversity and complexity of freshwater habitats and their associated vertebrate taxa a comprehensive review of all methods for all species is beyond the scope of this chapter. However, here we outline key considerations and methods for surveying vertebrates in freshwater systems and provide signposts to relevant case studies and resources to help plan successful monitoring programs for freshwater vertebrates.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oso/9780198766384.001.0001
Uncontrolled keywords: freshwater vertebrates, aquatic vertebrates, survey methods, trapping, tagging, eDNA, biosecurity, ethical surveys
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: A. Buxton
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 09:55 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 09:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75597 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Buxton, Andrew S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0555-2491
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