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This book summarises recommendations on establishing, running and improving national wild bird monitoring schemes. The methodology is described in details and includes field methods, sampling design, data management and analysis, and communication; including case studies from various countries. "The Best Practice Guide" is not intended to replace existing textbooks and methodological papers. The aim is to guide coordinators of schemes in designing and running a scheme in order to keep high methodological standards and avoid obvious mistakes. The book has nine chapters covering planning a scheme, survey design and selection of sample plots or field methods, it tackles also the problem of bird detectability and distance sampling, data management and analysis, and principles and recommendations for using the results for nature conservation and communication. Case studies come from several European countries and cover subjects such as sampling design, field methods, working with volunteer fieldworkers, and setting up an on-line database. Final recommendations in a form of a list of 'things best to do' and 'things best to avoid' are part of the publication too.
"A Practical Approach to Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring" discusses all practical aspects of neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (NIOM), which is increasingly being used to continuously assess the functional integrity of a patient's nervous system during surgery. With wide use of bullet points, tables, and illustrations, this manual is essential reading for neurologists, neuroanesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, and OR techs.Education in NIOM is seldom available in traditional training programs, and textbooks on the subject are few and limited in scope. "A Practical Approach to Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring" is the only practical source for essential information on the clinical practice of NIOM. Useful for both training and day-to-day review, this handy manual is divided into two sections. Section One, 'Basic Principles' covers the modalities used in monitoring, but also rarely discussed topics including remote monitoring, billing, ethical issues, and a buyer's guide for those trying to set up laboratories.The second section reviews the clinical use of NIOM in surgery, presenting the basics of anatomy, physiology, and surgery of the various procedures, followed by details of the monitoring modalities and their interpretive criteria. Special features of this title include: portability - easy to carry and use, all major types of surgeries for which NIOM is requested, information on buying, training, set-up, and billing that is not available anywhere else, a unique technical section at the end of each chapter that reviews the logistics of monitoring a particular type of surgery. This title is useful for trainees and experienced clinicians.
The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art geomatics technologies applied in global environmental studies. This text provides the latest research findings and delivers complete references to related publications. This book will motivate the undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners to better understand the environmental changes with informed solutions.
Global Change studies are increasingly considered a vital source of information to understand the Earth Environment, especially in the framework of human-induced, climate change and land use transformation. Satellite Earth Observing systems and geomatics technologies provide a unique tool to monitor and model the changes, respectively. While the range of applications and innovative techniques are always increasing, this book provides a summary of key study cases where satellite data offers critical information to understand the usefulness of the geomatics technologies and global environmental issues. Geomatics technologies provide powerful tools to model and analyze the effects of those global environmental changes towards minimizing their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
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