The Allegheny Woodrat: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species / Edition 1

The Allegheny Woodrat: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species / Edition 1

by John Peles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387360506

ISBN-13: 9780387360508

Pub. Date: 08/12/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

Once a common resident of the northeastern United States, the Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) has now disappeared from areas where it was once abundant. The mystery of its decline has confounded biologists for three decades, but offers warnings for the future of other small, inconspicuous native mammals. Mammalogists John Peles and Janet Wright have

Overview

Once a common resident of the northeastern United States, the Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) has now disappeared from areas where it was once abundant. The mystery of its decline has confounded biologists for three decades, but offers warnings for the future of other small, inconspicuous native mammals. Mammalogists John Peles and Janet Wright have synthesized current knowledge of the species in book form. The Allegheny Woodrat: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species provides the reader with a coherent, integrated picture illustrating the current status and distribution of the woodrat as well as the factors that have contributed to its decline. It provides background of the mammal's ecology and genetics and insight into its future through conservation initiatives and management programs. Through hard lessons learned and relayed in the book, the editors and contributors hope to provide both good models for, and some caveats to, general principles that may be applied to the study of other declining species. It is a real and instructive study for ecology, management and conservation. Written for: Ecologists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387360508
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Section I History and Current Status

1 History and Current Status of the Allegheny Woodrat Janet Wright 3

2 Multiple Causes of the Allegheny Woodrat Decline: A Historical-Ecological Examination Kathleen LoGiudice 23

Section II Ecology

3 Woodrat Population Dynamics and Movement Patterns Petra Bohall Wood 45

4 Home Range, Movements, and Habitat Selection Steven B. Castleberry 63

5 Den Use Behavior of Allegheny Woodrats Inhabiting Rock Outcrops in Pennsylvania John D. Peles Janet Wright 75

6 Food Selection and Caching Behavior Nikole L. Castleberry Steven B. Castleberry 93

Section III Conservation and Management

7 Lessons from Long-Term Monitoring of Woodrat Populations Michael T. Mengak Calvin M. Butchkoski Daniel J. Feller Scott A. Johnson 109

8 Managing Surface Rock Communities for Neotoma magister Jerry D. Hassinger Calvin M. Butchkoski Duane R. Diefenbach 133

9 Genetic Diversity of Woodrats: Implications for Conservation Timothy J. Smyser Olin E. Rhodes, Jr. 153

10 Reintroduction of Woodrats: Concepts and Applications Thomas L. Serfass 169

11 Status and Conservation of Other At-Risk Species of North American Woodrats George A. Feldhamer Aaron K. Poole 193

Section IV Synthesis

12 Synthesis: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future John D. Peles Janet Wright 209

Index 225

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