Using Detection Dogs to Monitor Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Protect Aquatic Resources

Editors: Richards, Ngaio (Ed.)

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  • Brings together currently disparate aspects of aquatic applications of conservation detection dogs
  • Explores the role of detection dogs and their viability in gathering crucial data from often cryptic or elusive sources as part of terrestrial conservation
  • Promotes sharing and dissemination of information within the field
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This book is about the varied range of emerging applications using specially trained detection dogs to monitor and protect aquatic ecosystems, animals, plants and related resources. Featuring contributions from those at the forefront of converging disciplines ranging from canine training, ecological and biological monitoring, water resource management, law enforcement, and eco-toxicology, it addresses everyone already immersed in these or related fields, and anyone seeking to gain a broader understanding of them. Chapters cover several common themes including monitoring presence/absence through biological and ecological surveys; maintaining and evaluating water quality; law enforcement and anti-poaching initiatives; public education, awareness and compliance; standards and best practices; optimal uses of dogs in relation to and in conjunction with other available tools and pragmatic considerations for selecting and working with dogs and handlers. The aim of the book is to stimulate new ideas, promote the sharing and dissemination of information and findings - and, ideally, to catalyze new and innovative partnerships, to strengthen the preservation and conservation of our aquatic heritage.

About the authors

Ngaio L Richards, PhD, is the Forensics & Field Specialist and a canine handler with Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C). She has contributed extensively to the applied conservation and wildlife forensics literature and edited the seminal textbook Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches. Ngaio is happiest in secluded wilderness, accompanied by a dog.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Water Search Overview: Searching with Dogs in an Aquatic Environment

    Pages 1-23

    Tirmenstein, Debra (et al.)

  • Detection Dogs as Ambassadors and Field Assistants to Protect Imperiled Reptiles and Amphibians

    Pages 25-69

    Powers, Robyn M.

  • Monitoring Invasive and Threatened Aquatic Amphibians, Mammals, and Birds

    Pages 71-117

    Shields, Jim (et al.)

  • Intercepting Invasive Invertebrate Species Before They Infest Waterbodies: The Inception and Implementation of Alberta‚Äôs Dedicated Canine Mussel Inspection Program

    Pages 119-165

    Sawchuk, Cindy

  • In Situ Detection of Sewage Pollution and Its Sources in Aquatic Ecosystems

    Pages 167-192

    Reynolds, Karen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Using Detection Dogs to Monitor Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Protect Aquatic Resources
Editors
  • Ngaio Richards
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77356-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77356-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77355-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08436-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LIX, 337
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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