Field Study Resources

Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education

Sikes, R. S. and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists, 2016. Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education. Journal of Mammalogy 97(3): 663-688.

Updated guidelines for protection of mammalogists and wildlife researchers from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)

Kelt, D.A., Hafner M.S., and The American Society Of Mammalogists’ Ad Hoc Committee For Guidelines On Handling Rodents In The Field (Chair: D.A. Kelt; Members: J.A. Cook, B.J. Danielson, M.S. Hafner, C. Hice, S.B. McLaren, and D.H. Van Vuren), 2010. Journal of Mammalogy, 91(6): 1524-1527.

Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research

Fair, J., E. Paul, and J. Jones, Eds. 2010. Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research. Washington, D.C.: Ornithological Council.

Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Research

Use of Fishes in Research Committee members: J. A. Jenkins, Chair, H. L. Bart, Jr., J. D. Bowker, P. R. Bowser, J. R. MacMillan, J. G. Nickum, J. D. Rose, P. W. Sorensen, and G. W. Whitledge on behalf of the American Fisheries Society; J. W. Rachlin and B. E. Warkentine on behalf of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists; and H. L. Bart on behalf of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists American Fisheries Society Bethesda, Maryland 2014

Additional information: Ten practical realities for institutional animal care and use committees when evaluating protocols dealing with fish in the field

Guidelines for the Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research

Second Edition. Revised by the Herpetological Animal Care and Use Committee (HACC) of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2004. (Committee Chari: Steven J. Beaupre, Members: Elliot R. Jacobson, Harvey B. Lillywhite, and Kelly Zamudioj).