Advances in Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America

Technological Innovation and Conservation

  • Marcos R. Rossi-Santos
  • Charles W. Finkl

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Emygdio L. A. Monteiro-Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy, Eric Medeiros
      Pages 15-40
  3. Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Maria Emilia Morete, Daniela Abras, Cristiane C. A. Martins
      Pages 77-112
    3. Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tullio, Juliana Moron et al.
      Pages 113-147
    4. Mariana L. Melcón, M. Vanesa Reyes Reyes, Miguel Iñíguez
      Pages 149-167
    5. Maria Ângela Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, Milagros López-Mendilaharsu
      Pages 169-195
    6. Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, Clarêncio G. Baracho
      Pages 197-220
  4. Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Hugo Bornatowski, Raul R. Braga, Rodrigo P. Barreto
      Pages 251-262
    3. Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, Miriam Marmontel
      Pages 263-291
    4. Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, José Julio Casas, Mónica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpízar, Tim Gerrodette et al.
      Pages 293-319
    5. Fábio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Flávio J. L. Silva, Emygdio L. A. Monteiro-Filho et al.
      Pages 321-366
    6. Maurício Hostim-Silva, Áthila A. Bertoncini, Maíra Borgonha, Jonas Rodrigues Leite, Matheus O. Freitas, Felippe Alexandre Daros et al.
      Pages 367-405
    7. Marta J. Cremer, Annelise C. Holz, Camila M. Sartori, Beatriz Schulze, Renan L. Paitach, Paulo C. Simões-Lopes
      Pages 477-508

About this book


This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish.

This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.


Marine vertebrates and conservation in Latin America Ecology and conservation in Latin America Technological innovation and conservation Marine Ecosystems in Latin America New methods in marine environmental conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcos R. Rossi-Santos
    • 1
  • Charles W. Finkl
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratório de Ecologia Acústica e Comportamento Animal/Acoustic Ecology and Animal Behavior LaboratoryCentro de Ciências Agrárias, Ambientais e Biológicas - Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB)Cruz das AlmasBrazil
  2. 2.Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF)FletcherUSA

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