Understanding sensory mechanisms to develop effective conservation and management tools

Daniel T. Blumstein, Oded Berger-Tal

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Applying mechanistic insights from animal behavior to wildlife management and conservation biology problems has had documented successes as well as much promise. For wildlife managers seeking to control problem animals, or conservation biologists seeking to increase the number of threatened or endangered species, a fundamental understanding of sensory mechanisms provides the levers that can modify behavior and influence higher-level population processes. We review recent insights and describe future challenges in using and evaluating sensory mechanisms within a conservation behavior framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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