Estimating Abundance of African Wildlife

An Aid to Adaptive Management

  • Hugo Jachmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Direct Counts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Ground Count Techniques

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    3. Aerial Count Techniques

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  4. Indirect Counts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Special and Index Techniques

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        Pages 141-153
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    3. Indicator Techniques

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  5. Analysing Distribution Data and Population Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
  6. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-285

About this book


Estimating abundance of wildlife is an essential component of a wildlife research program, and a prerequisite for sound management. With the exception of a few highly mathematical volumes, there are no books on the subject for use by students and field workers. Also, the various techniques for counting animals found in scientific journals are often not accessible to African managers. The unavailability of the diverse literature necessitated the production of a textbook or field manual that covers the ground. The book compiles the most relevant techniques for counting African mammals, illustrated with many examples from the field. It provides guidelines for selecting the appropriate methodology for a range of conditions commonly found in the field, in terms of different animal species, habitat types, and management objectives.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Hugo Jachmann
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  1. 1.Wildlife Resource Monitoring UnitEnvironmental Council of ZambiaLusakaZambia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5525-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1381-0
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