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Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics, and Management / Edition 2
     

Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics, and Management / Edition 2

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by L. Scott Mills
 

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ISBN-10: 0470671505

ISBN-13: 9780470671504

Pub. Date: 12/26/2012

Publisher: Wiley

Conservation of Wildlife Populations provides an accessible introduction to the most relevant concepts and principles for solving real-world management problems in wildlife and conservation biology. Bringing together insights from traditionally disparate disciplines, the book shows how population biology addresses important questions involving the harvest, monitoring,

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Conservation of Wildlife Populations provides an accessible introduction to the most relevant concepts and principles for solving real-world management problems in wildlife and conservation biology. Bringing together insights from traditionally disparate disciplines, the book shows how population biology addresses important questions involving the harvest, monitoring, and conservation of wildlife populations. The most up-to-date approaches for assessing factors that affect both population growth and interactions with other species are covered in detail, including predation, genetic changes, harvest, introduced species, viability analysis, and habitat loss and fragmentation.

Conservation of Wildlife Populations is an essential guide for undergraduates and postgraduate students of wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, and environmental studies; and will be invaluable for practicing managers requiring an up-to-date assessment of how population biology can be applied to wildlife conservation and management.

About the Author:
L. Scott Mills is a Professor in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470671504
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of boxes ix

Preface to second edition xi

Preface to first edition xii

List of symbols xiv

Acknowledgments for second edition xv

Acknowledgments for first edition xvi

PART I BACKGROUND TO APPLIED POPULATION BIOLOGY 1

1 The big picture: human population dynamics meet applied population biology 3

2 Designing studies and interpreting population biology data: how do we know what we know? 14

3 Genetic concepts and tools to support wildlife population biology 33

4 Estimating population vital rates 54

PART II POPULATION PROCESSES: THE BASIS FOR MANAGEMENT 77

5 The simplest way to describe and project population growth: exponential or geometric change 79

6 All stage classes are not equal in their effects on population growth: structured population-projection models 98

7 Density-dependent population change 126

8 Predation and wildlife populations 142

9 Genetic variation and fi tness in wildlife populations 154

10 Dynamics of multiple populations 175

PART III APPLYING KNOWLEDGE OF POPULATION PROCESSES TO PROBLEMS OF DECLINING, SMALL, OR HARVESTABLE POPULATIONS 199

11 Human-caused stressors: deterministic factors affecting populations 201

12 Predicting the dynamics of small and declining populations 224

13 Focal species to bridge from populations to ecosystems 244

14 Population biology to guide sustainable harvest 251

Summary 266

Further Reading 267

Epilogue 269

References 271

Index 301

Colour Plates fall between page 160 and 16

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Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics and Management 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Numerous books have been written on wildlife population biology over the past several decades. This is the finest to date. I summarizes the old literature -- much of which is still quite valid -- and integrates it thorough with modern research on modeling, genetics, and other cutting edge branches of the discipline. An invaluable resource. Stephen F. Stringham, PhD