Thermal Imaging for Wildlife Applications

A Practical Guide to a Technical Subject

Termisk bildebehandling er en teknologi som kan brukes til å se dyr i mørket og under dårlige værforhold. Den har mange potensielle bruksområder innen dyrelivsforskning, økologi og forvaltning, men er fortsatt relativt lite brukt. For å gjøre termisk bildebehandling mer tilgjengelig er det behov for å utvikle rimeligere kameraer, tilby opplæring og dele informasjon.

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Varenummer: 870098 Kategorier: ,
Utgivelsesår: 2023-10
Antall sider: 176
Fotos – illustrasjoner: F. og s/h foto, f. og s/h ill
Innbinding: Heftet
ISBN: 9781784273873
Språk: Engelsk
Forlag: Pelagic Publishing
Forfatter: Mike Dean

Thermal imaging is an exciting technology that can be applied as a powerful tool in a growing number of wildlife research, ecology and management applications. It allows us to see things that have been difficult or even impossible to detect using conventional methods, opening a window onto the worlds of cryptic, nocturnal, secretive and otherwise challenging species. This can offer a range of benefits such as increased accuracy, reduced costs, better efficiency and improvements to health and safety conditions. Yet the relevant information is often largely inaccessible to most wildlife professionals.

Thermal Imaging for Wildlife Applications brings together key findings from academic research and applied field protocols, along with the author’s wealth of practical experience, to inform and guide the reader in an approachable and understandable format. This comprehensive handbook includes chapters covering fundamentals of the technology, methods, equipment and detailed discussion of application types, as well as specific sections that focus on terrestrial mammals, bats, marine mammals and birds.

The final chapter explores some of the many potential future uses of thermal imaging, before thorough references and a list of resources ensure that this will be the standard work on the subject for years to come.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

1. Introduction
1.1 How it works
1.2 History of thermal imaging for wildlife applications
1.3 Advantages of using thermal imaging
1.4 Challenges and limitations of thermal imaging

2. Foundations
2.1 Setting the thermal scene
2.2 Detectability

3. Methods
3.1 Operations workflow
3.2 Levels of use
3.3 Deployment methods
3.4 Combining techniques
3.5 Expertise requirements

4. Equipment
4.1 Important specifications for device selection
4.2 Accessories
4.3 Calibration

5. Application Types
5.1 Detection, classification and counting
5.2 Human–wildlife interactions
5.3 Behavioural studies
5.4 Health and rehabilitation
5.5 Thermoregulation, thermal biology and thermal ecology
5.6 Communication, education and awareness

6. Wildlife Applications
6.1 Mammals
6.2 Birds
6.3 Bats
6.4 Marine mammals

7. Future Possibilities
7.1 Further development of thermal-imaging technologies
7.2 Automation
7.3 Data storage and handling
7.4 Sustainability

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