Water Vole Field Signs and Habitat Assessment: A Practical Guide to Water Vole Surveys

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Water Vole Field Signs and Habitat Assessment: A Practical Guide to Water Vole Surveys Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Pelagic Publishing Pages: 112 Illustrations and other contents: 1 Line drawings, black and white; 91 Illustrations, color Language: English ISBN: 9781784272548 Categories: , , , , Tag:

An essential guide to assist those surveying for water voles, whether as a professional ecological consultant, a researcher or simply an interested amateur. This book provides detailed descriptions of all the habitats used by water voles, including ideal habitats as well as less typical places, with annotated photos to help the surveyor home in on just the right areas to look. It also contains a comprehensive photographic reference guide to assist in the correct identification of water vole field signs, and explains how to distinguish them from those of similar species. Tips on where and how to search for field signs are also provided, along with guidance on how best to record survey data.

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The book is very much my type of book and it will make a great reference addition to my office bookshelf. All too often in my opinion, photographs get a back seat in ecology related literature... nothing beats a book that the field based individual such as me can relate to. -- Simon Booth, photographer and professional ecologist

Author Biography

Mike Dean has worked as an ecological consultant since 1997, with roles in varying size consultancies from the very small (one or two staff members) to the very large multi-disciplinary consultancy, and a few in between. He's undertaken ecological surveys and produced ecological reports of all different types and sizes. In 2013 he joined the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management's (CIEEM) Professional Standards Committee, tasked with producing guidelines on, amongst other things, ecological report writing. He's been delivering training on report writing for CIEEM since 2015.