Understanding sensory mechanisms to develop effective conservation and management tools Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015