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
     
 

A decline in populations of Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) was first noticed in the 1980s. Since that time, woodrats have become extirpated from at least two states and have declined dramatically in several others. Recent evidence suggests that the decline of this species may be proceeding further south to include states where woodrat populations were

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Overview

A decline in populations of Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) was first noticed in the 1980s. Since that time, woodrats have become extirpated from at least two states and have declined dramatically in several others. Recent evidence suggests that the decline of this species may be proceeding further south to include states where woodrat populations were previously considered to be stable.

The Allegheny Woodrat: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species provides a comprehensive summary of research conducted over the past twenty-five years. The book integrates the results of this research into a comprehensive picture of the ecological requirements, conservation principles, and management strategies for this declining species. In addition, general principles learned from the study of woodrats are applied to the conservation and management of other declining species, including other species of Neotoma.

The editors and chapter authors are researchers from both academic settings and state management agencies, individuals who have contributed significantly to the study of Allegheny woodrats during the past two decades. The book will be of interest to ecologists, conservation biologists, wildlife professionals, and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441922649
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
0.52(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Alicia V. Linzey iv

Preface vii

List of Contributors xii

Section I: History and Current Status

1 History and Current Status of the Allegheny Woodrat 2

Janet Wright

2 Multiple Causes of the Allegheny Woodrat Decline: A Historical-Ecological Examination 35

Kathleen LoGiudice

Section II: Ecology

3 Woodrat Population Dynamics and Movement Patterns 69

Petra Bohall Wood

4 Home Range, Movements, and Habitat Selection 99

Steven B. Castleberry

5 Den Use Behavior of Allegheny Woodrats Inhabiting Rock Outcrops

in Pennsylvania 118

John D. Peles and Janet Wright

6 Food Selection and Caching Behavior 146

Nikole L. Castleberry and Steven B. Castleberry

Section III: Conservation and Management

7 Lessons from Long-Term Monitoring of Woodrat Populations 175

Michael T. Mengak, Calvin M. Butchkoski, Daniel J. Feller,

and Scott A. Johnson

8 Managing Surface Rock Communities for Neotoma magister 213

Jerry D. Hassinger, Calvin M. Butchkoski, and Duane R. Diefenbach

9 Genetic Diversity of Woodrats: Implications for Conservation 247

Timothy J. Smyser and Olin E. Rhodes, Jr.

10 Reintroduction of Woodrats: Concepts and Applications 274

Thomas L. Serfass

11 Status and Conservation of Other At-Risk Species of North

American Woodrats 314

George A. Feldhamer and Aaron K. Poole

Section IV: Synthesis

12 Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future 338

John D. Peles and Janet Wright

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