Using occupancy analysis to validate the use of footprint tunnels as a method for monitoring the hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Yarnell, RW ORCID: 0000-0001-6584-7374, Pacheco, M, Williams, B, Neumann, JL, Rymer, DJ and Baker, PJ, 2014. Using occupancy analysis to validate the use of footprint tunnels as a method for monitoring the hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus. Mammal Review. ISSN 1365-2907

[img]
Preview
Text
217389_PubSub716_Yarnell.pdf

Download (315kB) | Preview

Abstract

Indirect survey methods are often used in studies of mammals, but are susceptible to biases caused by failure to detect species where they are present. Occupancy analysis is an analytical technique which enables non-detection rates to be estimated and which can be used to develop and refine novel survey methods. In this study, we investigated the use of footprint tunnels by volunteers as a method for surveying occupancy of sites by hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus. The survey protocol led to a very low non-detection rate and could reasonably be used to detect occupancy changes of 25% with statistical power of 0.95 in a national survey.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Mammal Review
Creators: Yarnell, R.W., Pacheco, M., Williams, B., Neumann, J.L., Rymer, D.J. and Baker, P.J.
Publisher: The Mammal Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Date: 2014
ISSN: 1365-2907
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1111/mam.12026DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:50
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18847

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View

Views

Views per month over past year

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year