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: 1559639598

ISBN-13: 9781559639590

Pub. Date: 03/15/2003

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:
9781559639590
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IWhy Animal Behavior Is Important for Conservation1
1General Introduction3
2Adaptive Behavior and Population Viability13
Part IIResource-Use Strategies in Space and Time31
3Dispersal and Conservation: A Behavioral Perspective on Metapopulation Persistence33
4Migration and Conservation: The Case of Sea Turtles49
5Bridging the Gap: Linking Individual Bird Movement and Territory Establishment Rules with Their Patterns of Distribution in Fragmented Forests63
6Knowledge of Reproductive Behavior Contributes to Conservation Programs77
7Foraging Behavior, Habitat Suitability, and Translocation Success, with Special Reference to Large Mammalian Herbivores93
Part IIIWildlife Management111
8Variation in Life History Traits and Realistic Population Models for Wildlife Management: The Case of Ungulates115
9Through the Eyes of Prey: How the Extinction and Conservation of North America's Large Carnivores Alter Prey Systems and Biodiversity133
10Behavioral Aspects of Conservation and Management of European Mammals157
11Implications of Sexually Selected Infanticide for the Hunting of Large Carnivores171
12Exploitative Wildlife Management as a Selective Pressure for the Life-History Evolution of Large Mammals191
Part IVGenetic Diversity and Individual Differences209
13Social Groups, Genetic Structure, and Conservation211
14Pathogen-Driven Sexual Selection for "Good Genes" versus Genetic Variability in Small Populations229
15Measuring Individual Quality in Conservation and Behavior243
16Individual Quality, Environment, and Conservation271
Part VConclusion297
17Where Do We Go from Here?299
Literature Cited305
List of Contributors369
Index371

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