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Wildlife Research

This course provides training for persons involved in wildlife research.

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Wildlife Research describes the types of field studies, methods of animal capture, principles and methods of restraint, animal marking, animal transportation and housing, maintenance of wildlife in captivity, translocation and release, animal surgery, blood sample collection, recognition and management of pain, and euthanasia.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Personnel Studying Wildlife or Reviewing Wildlife Research Protocols


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to Wildlife Research Course

Serves as an introduction to the Wildlife Research course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16308 (English)
Author(s): Robert S. Sikes, Ph.D - University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ellen Paul - Ornithological Council; Joan T. Richerson, MS, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA - Department of Veterans Affairs; John A. Bryan, DVM - National Park Service; Steven J. Beaupre, Ph.D - American Society Of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Arkansas

Toggle Content Oversight, Compliance, and Training

Discusses the research mandates, occupational health, and training issues that are presented with wildlife research.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16309 (English)
Author(s): Robert S. Sikes, Ph.D - University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ellen Paul - Ornithological Council; Joan T. Richerson, MS, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA - Department of Veterans Affairs; John A. Bryan, DVM - National Park Service; Steven J. Beaupre, Ph.D - American Society Of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Arkansas

Toggle Content Permits, Pain and Distress Categories, Transportation, and Housing

Describes the potential impact of research on wildlife populations and the permits required prior to starting. Pain and distress categories and applicability to wildlife research, methods for the humane transportation, and housing of wildlife are also discussed.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16310 (English)
Author(s): Robert S. Sikes, Ph.D - University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ellen Paul - Ornithological Council; Joan T. Richerson, MS, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA - Department of Veterans Affairs; John A. Bryan, DVM - National Park Service; Steven J. Beaupre, Ph.D - American Society Of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Arkansas

Toggle Content Conducting Field Research and Teaching Studies

Identifies the various types of field research and teaching studies. It also discusses capture, restraint, and marking techniques.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16311 (English)
Author(s): Robert S. Sikes, Ph.D - University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ellen Paul - Ornithological Council; Joan T. Richerson, MS, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA - Department of Veterans Affairs; John A. Bryan, DVM - National Park Service; Steven J. Beaupre, Ph.D - American Society Of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Arkansas

Toggle Content Research Procedures, Recognizing and Managing Pain, and Release

Discusses research procedures and methods of recognizing and managing pain in wildlife. Common types of minor and major procedures performed in wildlife and release methods are also discussed.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16312 (English)
Author(s): Robert S. Sikes, Ph.D - University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ellen Paul - Ornithological Council; Joan T. Richerson, MS, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA - Department of Veterans Affairs; John A. Bryan, DVM - National Park Service; Steven J. Beaupre, Ph.D - American Society Of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Arkansas