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Amphibian Biology, Volume 11, Part 3: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Western Europe

by Harold Heatwole & John W. Wilkinson Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2013)

This volume is devoted to the causes of amphibian decline and to conservation measures in Western Europe (Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal). Experts from each country describe...


Amphibians and reptiles

by Trevor J. C. Beebee Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2013)

A comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles. It covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna, and...


The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins & Michael Grayson Pelagic Publishing (April 22, 2013)

Following the success of their Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, the authors have joined forces to give amphibians a similar treatment. They have tracked down 1,609 honoured individuals and composed for each a...


Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

by Mark Everard & Paul Knight Pelagic Publishing (March 25, 2013)

This book explores the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society. Important as they are for food and recreation, this book shows their importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' - as...


Bird Conservation: Evidence for the effects of interventions

by David R. Williams, Robert G. Pople, David A. Showler & Lynn V. Dicks et al. Pelagic Publishing (March 01, 2013)

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop...


Bee Conservation: Evidence for the effects of interventions

by Lynn V. Dicks, David A. Showler & William J. Sutherland Pelagic Publishing (January 01, 2010)

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild bees. The authors worked with an international group of bee experts and conservationists to develop...


Badger Behaviour, Conservation & Rehabilitation: 70 Years of Getting to Know Badgers

by George E. Pearce Pelagic Publishing (January 01, 2011)

A fascinating insight into the badger's world. Badger biology, life in the sett, rescue & rehabilitation, consultancy, badgers & farming, and badger-watching with George Pearce, an expert on badgers who has...


Fighting for Birds: 25 years in nature conservation

by Dr. Mark Avery & Chris Packham Pelagic Publishing (July 02, 2012)

Devoted to birds and wildlife since childhood, Mark's early scientific research at Oxford, Aberdeen and the RSPB provided a solid background for his management, ambassadorial, and political lobbying activities...


British Bat Calls: A Guide to Species Identification

by Jon Russ & Bat Conservation Trust Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2012)

Knowledge of bat echolocation, calls and identification using bat detectors and programs such as BatSound has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow,...


The Ascent of Birds

by John Reilly Pelagic Publishing (April 16, 2018)

When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the...


Behind More Binoculars

by Keith Betton & Dr. Mark Avery Pelagic Publishing (November 06, 2017)

How and why did our most acclaimed birdwatchers take up birding? What were their early experiences of nature? How have their professional birding careers developed? What motivates them and drives their passion...


Barn Owl Conservation Handbook

by Barn Owl Trust Pelagic Publishing (June 25, 2012)

A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls...


Leaf beetles

by Dave Hubble Pelagic Publishing (August 08, 2017)

Leaf beetles are one of the largest groups of beetles, with tens of thousands of species worldwide and around 280 in Britain. They belong mainly to the family Chrysomelidae, but also to two small closely related...


A Guide to Britain's Rarest Plants

by Christopher Dixon Pelagic Publishing (August 08, 2017)

For centuries, botanists have been drawn to the rarest species, sometimes with dire consequences for the species’ survival. In this book, Great Britain’s rarest flowering plants are discussed in turn, including...


Snails on rocky sea shores

by John Crothers Pelagic Publishing (January 01, 2012)

The snails found living on rocky sea shores are among the most rewarding invertebrate animals to study. Species such as dog-whelks, topshells and winkles are easy to find, capture, identify, measure and mark....


Behind the Binoculars

by Dr. Mark Avery & Keith Betton Pelagic Publishing (July 20, 2015)

How and why did our most acclaimed birdwatchers take up birding? What were their early experiences of nature? How have their professional birding careers developed? What motivates them and drives their passion...


Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation

by Mark Gardener Pelagic Publishing (January 16, 2017)

This book presents a detailed overview of the ecology and behaviour of the Eurasian beaver. It shows how to recognise the presence and activities of beavers. It provides tried and tested methods for mitigating...


Solitary bees

by Ted Benton Pelagic Publishing (March 08, 2017)

In Britain and Ireland there are about ten times more species of solitary bee than bumblebee and honeybee combined. They are a fascinating, attractive and diverse group that can be found easily in a wide range...


Ponds and small lakes: Microorganisms and freshwater ecology

by Brian Moss Pelagic Publishing (March 08, 2017)

Ponds and small lakes support an extremely rich biodiversity of fascinating organisms. Many people have encountered a few unfamiliar creatures, such as dragonfly nymphs and caddisfly larvae. However, there is...


Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions, Volume 1: Onshore: Potential Effects

by Martin Perrow Pelagic Publishing (May 02, 2017)

Wind farms are an essential component of global renewable energy policy and the action to limit the effects of climate change. There is, however, considerable concern over the impacts of wind farms on wildlife,...


Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions, Volume 2: Onshore: Monitoring and Mitigation

by Martin Perrow Pelagic Publishing (May 02, 2017)

Wind farms are an essential component of global renewable energy policy and the action to limit the effects of climate change. There is, however, considerable concern over the impacts of wind farms on wildlife,...


Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung

by Richard Jones Pelagic Publishing (February 01, 2017)

Journey through the digestive systems of humans, farm and wild animals, and meet some of nature's ultimate recyclers as they eat, breed in and compete for dung. The fall of bodily waste onto the ground is the...


The Eurasian Beaver Handbook: Ecology and Management of Castor fiber

by Róisín Campbell-Palmer, Derek Gow, Gerhard Schwab & Duncan Halley et al. Pelagic Publishing (August 15, 2016)

This book presents a detailed overview of the ecology and behaviour of the Eurasian beaver. It shows how to recognise the presence and activities of beavers. It provides tried and tested methods for mitigating...


Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks: The How and Why of Bird Names

by Ray Reedman Pelagic Publishing (August 15, 2016)

Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks uncovers the stories behind the incredible diversity of bird names, explains what many scientific names actually mean and takes a look at the history of the system by which we...


CCTV for Wildlife Monitoring: An Introduction

by Susan Young Pelagic Publishing (June 18, 2016)

This is a handbook on the use of CCTV in nature watching, conservation and ecological research. CCTV offers a unique ability to monitor wildlife in real time, stream video to the web, capture imagery of fast-moving...


Camera Trapping for Wildlife Research

by Fridolin Zimmermann, Francesco Rovero & Luigi Boitani Pelagic Publishing (June 18, 2016)

Camera trapping is a powerful and now widely used tool in scientific research on wildlife ecology and management. This book provides a much-needed guide to the sound use of camera trapping for the most common...


The Effective Ecologist: Succeed in the Office Environment

by Neil Middleton & Joan Punteney Pelagic Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Effective Ecologist covers the stuff that no-one told you about at university - how to develop your business and office-related skills to succeed in your career as a professional ecologist. It will provide...


Sharks: An Eponym Dictionary

by Michael Watkins & Bo Beolens Pelagic Publishing (January 30, 2015)

This fascinating reference book delves into the origins of the vernacular and scientific names of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras. Each entry offers a concise biography, revealing the hidden stories and facts...


Bat Conservation: Global evidence for the effects of interventions

by Anna Berthinussen, Olivia C. Richardson, John D. Altringham & William J. Sutherland Pelagic Publishing (May 16, 2014)

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of bats. The authors have developed a global list of interventions that could benefit bats. For each intervention,...


Urban Peregrines

by Ed Drewitt Pelagic Publishing (May 01, 2014)

The first in-depth focus on the lives of Peregrines in towns and cities. In words and stunning photographs, Ed Drewitt reveals the latest information on Peregrine behaviour including how they are adapting to,...


Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook

by Erica Morrin, Victoria Todd, Jane Gardiner & Ian Todd et al. Pelagic Publishing (March 02, 2015)

Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook is the ultimate instruction manual for mitigation measures to minimise man-made acoustical and physical disturbances to marine mammals from industrial...


Community Ecology: Analytical Methods Using R and Excel

by Mark Gardener Pelagic Publishing (February 01, 2014)

Interactions between species are of fundamental importance to all living systems and the framework we have for studying these interactions is community ecology. This is important to our understanding of the...


Amphibian Biology, Volume 11, Part 4: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Southern Europe & Turkey

by Harold Heatwole & John W. Wilkinson Pelagic Publishing (January 02, 2015)

This volume is devoted to the causes of amphibian decline and to conservation measures in Southern Europe. Experts from each country describe the ecological background and the conservation status of affected...


The Eurasian Beaver

by Simon Jones, Frank Rosell, Róisín Campbell-Palmer & Derek Gow et al. Pelagic Publishing (January 19, 2015)

This book presents a case for our future coexistence with beavers by providing factual information on this species that has now passed from national memory, covering the biology, behaviour and ecology of the...


Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists: Using Open Source Software

by Martin Wegmann, Benjamin Leutner & Stefan Dech Pelagic Publishing (February 08, 2016)

This book will allow ecologists to get started with the application of remote sensing and to understand its potential and limitations. Using practical examples, the book covers all necessary steps from planning...


Data Management for Researchers: Organize, maintain and share your data for research success

by Kristin Briney Pelagic Publishing (September 01, 2015)

A comprehensive guide to everything scientists need to know about data management, this book is essential for researchers who need to learn how to organize, document and take care of their own data.

Researchers...


Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland

by Keith French, Neil Middleton, Andrew Froud & Sandie Sowler Pelagic Publishing (September 01, 2014)

This book brings together the current state of knowledge of social calls relating to the bat species occurring within Britain and Ireland, with some additional examples from species represented elsewhere in...