Noninvasive Sampling Techniques for Vertebrate Fauna

  • Leonardo da Silva Chaves
  • Christini Barbosa Caselli
  • Rafael de Albuquerque Carvalho
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Understanding the current threats to biodiversity and how human actions have contributed to it is fundamental. In order to improve our knowledge on this subject, technical expertise is demanded from researchers involved in animal’s diversity studies. Because faunal surveys and monitoring may require a great logistical effort and investments of time and resources, it is important to know all available sampling techniques and how to use them to ensure and optimize the collection of reliable data. In this chapter, we present a brief summary on the main available noninvasive techniques for vertebrate sampling and list other important sources of information for each approach. Besides decreasing the interference in animals’ populations, the noninvasive sampling techniques make it possible to obtain reliable data with reduced investments of time and resources.

Key words

Trap Survey Animal Ethnozoology Vestiges 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo da Silva Chaves
    • 1
  • Christini Barbosa Caselli
    • 2
  • Rafael de Albuquerque Carvalho
    • 3
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Post-graduation Program of Ethnobiology and Nature ConservationUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Department of GeneticsUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Estadual da ParaíbaCampina GrandeBrazil

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