Ecology and Management of the North American Moose

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Overview

The most comprehensive book ever published on the North American moose, this abundantly illustrated volume fully explains moose biology and ecology and assesses the increasingly complex enterprise of managing the species. Twenty-one wildlife biologists and researchers discuss moose taxonomy, reproduction and growth, feeding habits, behavior, population dynamics, relationships with predators, incidental mortality, and seasonal migration patterns. They analyze the effect of new strategies of moose habitat and harvest management - including the planting of late-winter cover, hunting regulations, and aerial and ground-level tracking methods. They also describe immobilization, handling, and translocation practices and discuss the future of moose management.
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Library Journal
A scholarly yet very readable account of the North American moose, this fills a definite need; the last major work, Randolph L. Peterson's North American Moose Univ. of Toronto, was first published in 1955. Edited by present and past directors of Alaska's Moose Research Center, this volume consists of chapters written by 21 moose and wildlife experts. There are authoritative chapters on moose populations, reproduction, behavior, relationships with other species, mortality, habitat, feeding, nutrition, diseases, husbandry, and hunting. This book should appeal to anyone interested in wildlife management in general and moose in particular. Even the casual reader can spend enjoyable hours browsing through the hundreds of interesting photographs and drawings. Certain to be the standard moose bible for years to come, it is recommended especially for academic libraries because of its scholarly and comprehensive treatment.William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames
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"This book should appeal to anyone interested in wildlife management in general and moose in particular. Even the casual reader can spend enjoyable hours browsing through the hundreds of interesting photographs and drawings. Certain to be the standard moose bible for years to come."
Library Journal

"I would highly recommend that anyone interested in moose, no matter how small his or her interest may be, should pick up a copy of this book and peruse it. I guarantee that you'll end up reading the entire book."
—Charles J. Randall III, Western North American Naturalist

"This massive book about the largest deer in the world is an impressive undertaking. . . . The editors' stated goals were that the book be readable and interesting, and they have succeeded with these expectations--it is fascinating."
Booklist (starred review)

"The best documented book on Alces alces. All aspects of its biology and ecology are discussed in a very comprehensive manner."
Mammalia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560987758
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Pages: 733
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author


Charles C. Schwartz is leader of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team at the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, Montana. Albert W. Franzmann, a retired wildlife research veterinarian, was director of International Wildlife Veterinary Service, Inc.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
In Memoriam
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Of Moose and Man 1
Ch. 2 Evolution, Taxonomy and Morphophysiology 77
Ch. 3 Population Distribution, Density and Trends 125
Ch. 4 Reproduction, Natality and Growth 141
Ch. 5 Behavior 173
Ch. 6 Population Dynamics 223
Ch. 7 Predator/Prey Relationships 247
Ch. 8 Incidental Mortality 275
Ch. 9 Home Range, Dispersal and Migration 303
Ch. 10 Interspecific Relationships 337
Ch. 11 Habitat Relationships 351
Ch. 12 Management of Moose Habitat 377
Ch. 13 Food Habits and Feeding Behavior 403
Ch. 14 Nutrition and Energetics 441
Ch. 15 Pests, Parasites and Diseases 479
Ch. 16 Restraint, Translocation and Husbandry 519
Ch. 17 Population and Harvest Management 559
Ch. 18 Hunting 617
Ch. 19 The Future of Moose Management and Research 655
App. A Common and Scientific Names of Plants Cited 665
App. B Common and Scientific Names of Animals Cited 669
References 671
Contributors 726
Index 727
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