November 14, 2011: To: Dear Conservationist Colleague: I am pleased to inform you about a new scientific publication “Optimizing individual identification and survey effort for photographic capture–recapture sampling of species with temporally variable morphological traits” by Varun Goswami in the journal of Animal Conservation.
The study focuses on development of a methodology for monitoring wild Asian Elephants using individual identifications for photographic capture recapture analyses. This study formed part of Varun Goswami's ongoing research supported by WCS, CWS and USFWS and has applicability for surveys of Asian elephants. This study was originally conducted in Nagarahole-Bandipur as a part of Varun's masters thesis work for the CWS-WCS-NCBS graduate program. We hope you will find this paper to be of interest. Varun Goswami is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Florida while doing field work in Northeastern India. Download the complete report in pdf format here.
He can be contacted at:
Address: National Centre for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bengalooru - 560065,
Phone: +91 9449061664