A first test of the thread bobbin tracking technique as a method for studying the ecology of herpetofauna in a tropical rainforest
Waddell, Emily; Whitworth, Andrew; MacLeod, Ross;
Publisher: Herpetological Conservation and Biology
The lack of information about amphibians and reptiles in highly threatened tropical rainforest habitats has led\ud to a need for innovative methods that can rapidly generate data on ecological behavior. The thread bobbin technique has\ud proven successful for gathering ... View more
Eggert, C. 2002. Use of fluorescent pigments and Lips K.R. 1998. Decline of a tropical montane implantable transmitters to track a fossorial toad amphibian fauna. Conservation Biology 12:703-707. (Pelobates fuscus). Herpetological Journal 12:69-74. Madrid-Sotelo, C.A., and A. Garcia-Aguayo. 2008. A Foster, M.S., R.W. McDiarmid, and N. Chernoff. 2012. simple method for externally attaching radioStudying reptile diversity. Pp. 3-5 In Reptile transmitters to snakes. North-Western Journal of Biodiversity: Standard Methods for Inventory and Zoology 4:335-338. Monitoring. McDiarmid, R.W., M.S. Foster, C. Guyer, McDiarmid, R.W., M.S. Foster, C. Guyer, J.W. Gibbons, J.W. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff (Eds.). University of and N. Chernoff (Eds.). 2012. Reptile Biodiversity: California Press, Berkeley, California, USA. Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring.
Furman, B.L.S., B.R. Scheffers, and C.A. Paszkowski. University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 2011. The use of fluorescent powdered pigments as a USA. tracking technique for snakes. Herpetological Mellor, D.J., N.J. Beausoleil, and K.J. Stafford. 2004. Conservation and Biology 6:473-478. Marking amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals: Gibbons, J.W., D.E. Scott, T.J. Ryan, K.A. Buhlmann, animal welfare, practicalities and public perceptions in T.D. Tuberville, B.S. Metts, J.L. Greene, T. Mills, Y. New Zealand. New Zealand Department of Leiden, S. Poppy, and C.T. Winne. 2000. The global Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand. decline of reptiles, déjà vu amphibians. Bioscience Meyer, W.M., and R.H. Cowie. 2011. Distribution, 50:653-666. movement, and microhabitat use of the introduced Griffith, B., J.M. Scott, J.W. Carpenter, and C. Reed. predatory snail Euglandina rosea in Hawaii: 1989. Translocation as a species conservation tool: implications for management. Invertebrate Biology status and strategy. Science 245:477-480. 130:325-333.
Heyer, W.R., M.A. Donnelly, R.W. McDiarmid, L.A.C. Munger, J.C. 1984. Home ranges of horned lizards Hayek, and M.S. Foster (Eds.). 1994. Measuring and (Phrynosoma): circumscribed and exclusive? Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods Oecologia 62:351-360. for Amphibians. Smithsonian Institution Press, Nicolas, V., and M. Colyn. 2007. Efficiency of Washington, D.C., USA. fluorescent powder tracking for studying use of space Heyer, W.R. 1994. Thread bobbins. Pp. 153-155 In by small mammals in an African rainforest. African Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Journal of Ecology 45:577-580. Standard Methods for Amphibians. Heyer, W.R., Plummer, M.V., and J.W. Ferner. 2012. Marking M.A. Donnelly, R.W. McDiarmid, L.A.C. Hayek, and reptiles. Pp. 143-150 In Reptile Biodiversity: M.S. Foster (Eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring. Washington, D.C., USA. McDiarmid, R.W., M.S. Foster, C. Guyer, J.W.
Hillman, S., P. Withers, R. Drewes, and S. Hillyard. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff (Eds.). University of 2009. Ecological and Environmental Physiology of California Press, Berkeley, California, USA. Amphibians. Oxford University Press, Inc., New R Core Team. (2013). R: A language and environment York, New York, USA. for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Kay, W.R. 2004. Movements and home ranges of radio- Computing, Vienna, Austria. Available at tracked Crocodylus porosus in the Cambridge Gulf http://www.R-project.org. region of Western Australia. Wildlife Research Richards, S.J., U. Sinsch, and R.A. Alford. 1994. Radio 31:495-508. tracking. Pp. 155-158 In Measuring and Monitoring Kays, R., S. Tilak, M. Crofoot, T. Fountain, D. Obando, Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for A. Ortega, F. Kuemmeth, J.M. Mandel, G. Swenson, Amphibians. Heyer, W.R., M.A. Donnelly, R.W. T. Lambert, et al. 2011. Tracking animal location and McDiarmid, L.A.C. Hayek, and M.S. Foster (Eds.). activity with an automated radio telemetry system in a Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., tropical rainforest. The Computer Journal 54:1931- USA. 1948. Rittenhouse, T.A.G., T.T. Altnether, and R.D. Semlitsch.
Key, G.E., and R.D. Woods 1996. Spool-and-line studies 2006. Fluorescent powder pigments as a harmless on the behavioural ecology of rats (Rattus spp.) in the tracking method for Ambystomatids and Ranids. Galapagos Islands. Canadian Journal of Herpetological Review 37:188-191. Zoology 74:733-737. Rowley, J.J., and R.A. Alford 2007. Movement patterns Lindquist, E.D., S.A. Sapoznick, E.J.G. Rodriguez, P.B. and habitat use of rainforest stream frogs in northern Johantgen, and J.M. Criswell. 2007. Nocturnal Queensland, Australia: implications for extinction position in the Panamanian Golden Frog, Atelopus vulnerability. Wildlife Research 34:371-378. zeteki (Anura, Bufonidae), with notes on fluorescent Schlacher, T.A., and S. Lucrezi. 2010. Compression of pigment tracking. Phyllomedusa 6:37-44. home ranges in Ghost Crabs on sandy beaches impacted by vehicle traffic. Marine Biology 157:2467- 2474.
Stark, R.C., and S.F. Fox. 2000. Use of fluorescent powder to track horned lizards. Herpetological Review 31:230-231.
Stark, R.C., S.F. Fox, and D.M. Leslie, Jr. 2005. Male Texas Horned Lizards increase daily movements and area covered in spring: a mate searching strategy? Journal of Herpetology 39:169-173.
Steinwald, M.C., B.J. Swanson, and P.M. Waser. 2006. Effects of spool-and-line tracking on small desert mammals. Southwestern Naturalist 51:71-78.
Stickel, L.F. 1950. Populations and home range relationships of the box turtle, Terrapene c. carolina (Linnaeus). Ecological Monographs 20:351-378.
Stuart, S.N., J.S. Chanson, N.A. Cox, B.E. Young, A.S.L. Rodrigues, D.L. Fischman, and R.W. Waller. 2004. Status and trends of amphibian declines and extinctions worldwide. Science 306:1783-1786.