Ecology and Management of the North American Moose / Edition 2

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Back in print as a University Press of Colorado edition, this abundantly illustrated volume with field sketch illustrations by William D. Berry fully explains moose biology and ecology and assesses the increasingly complex enterprise of managing moose. Twenty-one of the world's authorities on the species discuss its taxonomy, reproduction and growth, feeding habits, behavior, population dynamics, relationships with predators, incidental mortality, seasonal migration patterns, and habitat and harvest management.

Contributors include Warren B. Ballard, Arnold H. Boer, Anthony B. Bubenik, M. E. Buss, Kenneth N. Child, Vincent F.J. Crichton, Albert W. Franzmann, Kris J. Hundertmark, Patrick D. Karns, Murray W. Lankester, Richard E. McCabe, James M. Peek, Henry M. Reeves, Wayne L. Regelin, Lyle A. Renecker, William M. Samuel, Charles C. Schwartz, Robert W. Stewart, Ian D. Thompson, H. R. Timmermann, and Victor Van Ballenberghe. A Wildlife Management Institute book

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Editorial Reviews

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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."

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870818950
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.00 (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
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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