Call for Papers: Individual Identification and Photographic Techniques in Mammalian Ecological and Behavioural Research

Mammalian Biology welcomes submissions for our new Special Issue entitled 'Individual Identification and Photographic Techniques in Mammalian Ecological and Behavioural Research: Methods, Applications and Concepts'.

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This Special Issue will focus on mammalian field research that uses identification of naturally-marked and individually recognisable animals, along with novel application of photographic and other techniques, as platform for data-gathering on free-ranging mammals.  We are particularly interested in (i) technical papers describing field and/or analytical techniques and applications, (ii) software notes, (iii) original research papers (especially in area of animal behaviour, demography, behavioural ecology and population biology), (iv) applied conservation research articles, and (v) short concept notes (or short reviews) on either analytical or applied issues. 

The aim is to assemble a broad range of papers that represent current research developments, original studies that use individual-based data to quantify population-level processes, novel means of identifying individuals and novel applications (not only individual-ID) of photographic techniques, the growing trend in fusing photographic and other techniques in field research, and the likely future applications of individual identification by photographic and other means (e.g. acoustic, genetic, etc.) in studies of mammalian socio-demography, behavioural ecology and population biology.  Papers pointing out implications of such studies for conservation and management of free-ranging populations are welcome.  All sorts of mammal species are of interest, big and small, both on land and at sea. 

Special Issue Editors:
Leszek Karczmarski
Cetacea Research Institute & University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Stephen C.Y. Chan
Cetacea Research Institute, Hong Kong
Daniel I. Rubenstein
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,  Princeton University, USA
Scott Y.S. Chui
Cetacea Research Institute & University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Elissa Z. Cameron
School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Submission closing date:  30th November 2020
For more information or enquiry, send E-mail to ID.Spec.Issue@gmail.com