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dc.contributor.authorMeek, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorVernes, Karl Aen
dc.contributor.authorFalzon, Gregoryen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-22T17:03:00Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationWildlife Biology in Practice, 9(2), p. 1-19en
dc.identifier.issn1646-1509en
dc.identifier.issn1646-2742en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13729en
dc.description.abstractCamera trapping in scientific research has captivated practitioners globally and is now widely used as a primary survey method despite the unknowns and uncertainties of the tools. Using photos to identify species, especially coexisting species of similar appearance and niche are fraught with danger and can lead to serious conservation and management outcomes if identification is incorrect. The aim of this investigation was to test how accurately mammalogists with expertise in wildlife surveys could identify a range of species that were recorded during camera trap surveys. The identification of small-to-medium sized Australian mammal species using camera trap imagery by 158 professional wildlife surveyors was investigated using an internet survey. Fifty eight questions were posed to assess practitioner expertise in mammal trapping, and their accuracy in identifying 21 photos of 10 small-medium sized mammal species. Particular focus was placed on the identification of the Hastings River Mouse ('Pseudomys oralis') but other rodent species such as the Black Rat ('Rattus rattus'), the Bush Rat ('Rattus fuscipes'), and the Swamp Rat ('Rattus lutreolus') were included. The survey indicated that the correct identification of small mammals is highly variable between images of the same species, and that as a whole the professional wildlife community performs poorly at the identification of such species. Identification was more accurate where species were less likely to be confused with similar looking species, or where their identification was simple and/or obvious.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSociedade Portuguesa de Vida Selvagem [Portuguese Wildlife Society]en
dc.relation.ispartofWildlife Biology in Practiceen
dc.titleOn the Reliability of Expert Identification of Small-Medium Sized Mammals from Camera Trap Photosen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.2461/wbp.2013.9.4en
dcterms.accessRightsGolden
dc.subject.keywordsWildlife and Habitat Managementen
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Monitoringen
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Managementen
local.contributor.firstnamePaulen
local.contributor.firstnameKarl Aen
local.contributor.firstnameGregoryen
local.subject.for2008050205 Environmental Managementen
local.subject.for2008050206 Environmental Monitoringen
local.subject.for2008050211 Wildlife and Habitat Managementen
local.subject.seo2008960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversityen
local.subject.seo2008960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scalesen
local.subject.seo2008960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scalesen
local.profile.schoolEnvironmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Science and Technologyen
local.profile.emailpaul.meek@invasiveanimals.comen
local.profile.emailkvernes@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailgfalzon2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20130823-14590en
local.publisher.placePortugalen
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage19en
local.url.openhttps://doi.org/10.2461/wbp.2013.9.4en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume9en
local.identifier.issue2en
local.access.fulltextYesen
local.contributor.lastnameMeeken
local.contributor.lastnameVernesen
local.contributor.lastnameFalzonen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:13941en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
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local.title.maintitleOn the Reliability of Expert Identification of Small-Medium Sized Mammals from Camera Trap Photosen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorMeek, Paulen
local.search.authorVernes, Karl Aen
local.search.authorFalzon, Gregoryen
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