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Kays, Roland 1971-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 2,112 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Classification  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Roland Kays
Mammals of North America by Roland Kays( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the mammals of North America. Written by two leading authorities, no other reference covers all resident species north of Mexico, mammals large and small. With full-color illustrations for every one of the 442 species, Mammals of North America shows the user how to identify any mammal encountered, from mouse to moose, bat to baleen whale, Abert's Squirrel to the Yuma Myotis. The core of the book consists of 108 color plates featuring exceptionally detailed mammal illustrations. Each species is depicted on these plates, with subspecies, geographic, and sexual variation portrayed whenever relevant. The artwork is supplemented by maps showing present range and by a short paragraph of text highlighting key identification characteristics and relevant aspects of the animal's behavior and ecology. All the artwork, maps, and text for a species are on two facing pages, eliminating the need to flip through the book to learn about an animal. Mammal signs are often more easily found than the animals themselves, so illustrations of tracks and scat are also included. North America's mammal fauna is one of the best documented in the world, and the authors have scoured the continent's outstanding mammalogy literature to make this book as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Amateur naturalists will appreciate the complete coverage, detailed range maps, and outstanding artwork professionals will welcome the inclusion of subspecies variation and the illustration of obscure traits crucial in distinguishing some pairs of similar species. This spectacular guide is the definitive one-volume resource on the mammals of a vast and tremendously varied continent
Candid creatures : how camera traps reveal the mysteries of nature by Roland Kays( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. Using these photos, he tells the stories of scientific discoveries that camera traps have enabled, such as living proof of species thought to have been extinct and details of predator-prey interactions. Each image captures a moment frozen in the camera's flash as animals move through their wild habitats. Kays also discusses how scientists use camera traps to address conservation issues, creating solutions that allow humans and wild animals to coexist. More than just a collection of amazing animal pictures, the book's text, maps, and illustrations work together to describe the latest findings in the fast-moving field of wildlife research. Candid Creatures is a testament to how the explosion of game cameras around the world has revolutionized the study of animal ecology. The powerful combination of pictures and stories of discovery will fascinate anyone interested in science, nature, wildlife biology, or photography
How to make science & nature films : everything you need to get started making you first science or natural history film by Rob Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science, wildlife and environmental films have the power to transform the way we think about the world. Making an inspirational film to tell your story is a tool that everyone should know how to do. With the new age of on-line film making, the tried and true TV market and the emerging 3D theater experiences, this book is designed to get you well on your way to making something everyone can enjoy and learn from. If you're a YouTuber, run a non-profit, a teacher, a biologist, a wildlife officer or a seasoned professional working with National Geographic, we made this book for you. Use it as a reference or a way to learn more about this amazing field of science filmmaking. But remember, your storytelling only starts with this book. The rest is up to you."--Back cover
The environmental-data automated track annotation (Env-DATA) system : linking animal tracks with environmental data by Somayeh Dodge( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantifying levels of animal activity using camera trap data by J. Marcus Rowcliffe( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental drivers of variability in the movement ecology of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) in North and South America by Somayeh Dodge( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing the unwatchable through acceleration logging of animal behavior by Danielle D Brown( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker's carnivores of the world by Ronald M Nowak( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring 225 illustrations, this comprehensive guide covers the world's eight terrestrial families of carnivores. Each account contains scientific and common names, number and distribution of species, physical attributes, measurements, hunting and social activity, reproduction, habitat, population dynamics, longevity, and status of threatened species. An overview by David W. Macdonald and Roland W. Kays features results from the latest field and laboratory research on topics ranging from evolutionary history to the adaptive value of fur patterns."--Jacket
Large-Range Movements of Neotropical Orchid Bees Observed via Radio Telemetry by Martin Wikelski( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does watching a monkey change its behaviour? Quantifying observer effects in habituated wild primates using automated radiotelemetry by Margaret C Crofoot( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying with the wind : scale dependency of speed and direction measurements in modelling wind support in avian flight by Kamran Safi( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrestrial animal tracking as an eye on life and planet by Roland Kays( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lions of Tsavo expedition briefing : [research proposal] by Bruce D Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animal behavior, cost-based corridor models, and real corridors by Scott Daniel LaPoint( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Does hunting or hiking affect wildlife communities in protected areas?( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Managed public wild areas have dual mandates to protect biodiversity and provide recreational opportunities for people. These goals could be at odds if recreation, ranging from hiking to legal hunting, disrupts wildlife enough to alter their space use or community structure. We evaluated the effect of managed hunting and recreation on 12 terrestrial wildlife species by employing a large citizen science camera trapping survey at 1947 sites stratified across different levels of human activities in 32 protected forests in the eastern USA. Habitat covariates, especially the amount of large continuous forest and local housing density, were more important than recreation for affecting the distribution of most species. The four most hunted species (white-tailed deer, raccoons, eastern grey and fox squirrels) were commonly detected throughout the region, but relatively less so at hunted sites. Recreation was most important for affecting the distribution of coyotes, which used hunted areas more compared with unhunted control areas, and did not avoid areas used by hikers. Most species did not avoid human-made trails, and many predators positively selected them. Bears and bobcats were more likely to avoid people in hunted areas than unhunted preserves, suggesting that they perceive the risk of humans differently depending on local hunting regulations. However, this effect was not found for the most heavily hunted species, suggesting that human hunters are not broadly creating 'fear' effects to the wildlife community as would be expected for apex predators. Synthesis and applications . Although we found that hiking and managed hunting have measureable effects on the distribution of some species, these were relatively minor in comparison with the importance of habitat covariates associated with land use and habitat fragmentation. These patterns of wildlife distribution suggest that the present practices for regulating recreation in the region are sustainable and in balance with the goal of protecting wildlife populations and may be facilitated by decades of animal habituation to humans. The citizen science monitoring approach we developed could offer a long-term monitoring protocol for protected areas, which would help managers to detect where and when the balance between recreation and wildlife has tipped
Wildlife science & conservation initiative : higher vertebrate collection (birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The higher vertebrate collection has over 30,000 amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Specimens in the collection include skins, skeletons, fluid specimens, frozen tissue and fossil vertebrates. The goal is to have a collection representative of the past and present vertebrate fauna of New York State and adjacent regions
Evidence for Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) Predation by Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) by James Bryson Voirin( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cat tracker, South Australia : understanding pet cats through citizen science by Philip E. J Roetman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Domestic cats are one of most popular pets worldwide and they play an important and much-cherished role in the lives of many South Australians. The Cat Tracker project was designed to help cat owners make informed decisions about the management of their pet cats. Cat Tracker was launched in South Australia in February 2015. The project focussed on the movement and management of pet cats in South Australia, as well as exploring the attachment people have with pet cats and cat personality."
 
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Mammals of North America
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Walker's carnivores of the world
Alternative Names
Jays, Roland 1971-

Kays, R. W. 1971-

Kays, Roland 1971-

Kays, Roland W.

Roland Kays researcher

Languages
English (48)