Forensic methods in conservation research

A Theme Section of ESR focusing on the use of forensic methods in conservation research is in preparation for publication in 2009. There are a number of high precision methodologies that are becoming ever more useful in the study of ecology and conservation of endangered species, often allowing critical insight. These include: molecular genetic fingerprinting; stable isotope, trace element and compound analysis; forensic pathology. Among invited reviews from international experts, manuscripts are invited which describe studies using any forensic methodology to inform conservation. All manuscripts will be published with online open access, and thus high profile and accessibility is assured.

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

Theme Section articles appear online (as final unpaginated proofs) as soon as they are finalized by the authors. They will be paginated when the Theme Section is complete.

 

Introduction

Godley BJ

Forensic methods in conservation research

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Bunbury N, Stidworthy MF, Greenwood AG, Jones CG, Sawmy S, Cole RE, Edmunds K, Bell DJ

Causes of mortality in free-living Mauritian pink pigeons Columba mayeri, 2002-2006

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Peppin L, McEwing R, Webster S, Rogers A, Nicholls D, Ogden R

Development of a field test for the detection of illegal bear products

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Espinoza EO, Baker BW, Moores TD, Voin D

Forensic identification of elephant and giraffe hair artifacts using HATR FTIR spectroscopy and discriminant analysis

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Ogden R, McGough HN, Cowan RS, Chua L, Groves M, McEwing R

SNP-based method for the genetic identification of ramin Gonystylus spp. timber and products: applied research meeting CITES enforcement needs

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Ogden R, Dawnay N, McEwing R

REVIEW: Wildlife DNA forensics—bridging the gap between conservation genetics and law enforcement

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Colotelo AH, Cooke SJ, Smokorowski KE

REVIEW: Application of forensic techniques to enhance fish conservation and management: injury detection using presumptive tests for blood

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Cooper JE, Cooper ME, Budgen P

Wildlife crime scene investigation: techniques, tools and technology

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Gutowsky S, Janssen MH, Arcese P, Kyser TK, Ethier D, Wunder MB, Bertram DF, McFarlane Tranquilla L, Lougheed C, Norris DR

Concurrent declines in nestling diet quality and reproductive success of a threatened seabird over 150 years

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Chapman DD, Pinhal D, Shivji MS

Tracking the fin trade: genetic stock identification in western Atlantic scalloped hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini

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Andersen LW, Born EW, Doidge DW, Gjertz I, Wiig Ø, Waples RS

Genetic signals of historic and recent migration between sub-populations of Atlantic walrus Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus west and east of Greenland

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