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Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation / Edition 2
     

Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation / Edition 2

by Marco Festa-Bianchet, Marco Apollonio
 

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ISBN-10: 155963958X

ISBN-13: 9781559639583

Pub. Date: 05/12/2003

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Efforts to conserve wildlife populations and preserve biological diversity are often hampered by an inadequate understanding of animal behavior. How do animals react to gaps in forested lands, or to sport hunters? Do individual differences—in age, sex, size, past experience—affect how an animal reacts to a given situation? Differences in individual

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<p>Efforts to conserve wildlife populations and preserve biological diversity are often hampered by an inadequate understanding of animal behavior. How do animals react to gaps in forested lands, or to sport hunters? Do individual differences—in age, sex, size, past experience—affect how an animal reacts to a given situation? Differences in individual behavior may determine the success or failure of a conservation initiative, yet they are rarely considered when strategies and policies are developed.<p> Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation explores how knowledge of animal behavior may help increase the effectiveness of conservation programs. The book brings together conservation biologists, wildlife managers, and academics from around the world to examine the importance of general principles, the role played by specific characteristics of different species, and the importance of considering the behavior of individuals and the strategies they adopt to maximize fitness.<br> Each chapter begins by looking at the theoretical foundations of a topic, and follows with an exploration of its practical implications. A concluding chapter considers possible future contributions of research in animal behavior to wildlife conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639583
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/12/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
 
PART I. Why Animal Behavior Is Important for Conservation
Chapter 1. General Introduction
Chapter 2. Adaptive Behavior and Population Viability
 
PART II. Resource-Use Strategies in Space and Time
Chapter 3. Dispersal and Conservation: A Behavioral Perspective on Metapopulation Persistence
Chapter 4. Migration and Conservation: The Case of Sea Turtles
Chapter 5. Bridging the Gap: Linking Individual Bird Movement and Territory Establishment Rules with Their Patterns of Distribution in Fragmented Forests
Chapter 6. Knowledge of Reproductive Behavior Contributes to Conservation Programs
Chapter 7. Foraging Behavior, Habitat Suitability, and Translocation Success, with Special Reference to Large Mammalian Herbivores
 
PART III. Wildlife Management
Chapter 8. Variation in Life History Traits and Realistic Population Models for Wildlife Management: The Case of Ungulates
Chapter 9. Through the Eyes of Prey: How the Extinction and Conservation of North America's Large Carnivores Alter Prey Systems and Biodiversity
Chapter 10. Behavioral Aspects of Conservation and Management of European Mammals
Chapter 11. Implications of Sexually Selected Infanticide for the Hunting of Large Carnivores
Chapter 12. Exploitative Wildlife Management as a Selective Pressure for the Life-History Evolution of Large Mammals
 
PART IV. Genetic Diversity and Individual Differences
Chapter 13. Social Groups, Genetic Structure, and Conservation
Chapter 14. Pathogen-Driven Sexual Selection for "Good Genes" versus Genetic Variability in Small Populations
Chapter 15. Measuring Individual Quality in Conservation and Behavior
Chapter 16. Individual Quality, Environment, and Conservation
 
PART V. Conclusion
Chapter 17. Where Do We Go from Here?
 
Literature Cited
List of Contributors
Index

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