Waterfowl Ecology and Management / Edition 2

Waterfowl Ecology and Management / Edition 2

by Guy A. Baldassarre
     
 

ISBN-10: 1575242605

ISBN-13: 9781575242606

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

This extremely well-written, exquisitely illustrated book offers students and professional conservationists alike the first exhaustive treatment of contemporary waterfowl ecology and management. Its comprehensive treatment reflects the collaborative effort of two of North America's most active waterfowl researchers and educators, Guy Baldassarre and Eric G. Bolen.…  See more details below

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This extremely well-written, exquisitely illustrated book offers students and professional conservationists alike the first exhaustive treatment of contemporary waterfowl ecology and management. Its comprehensive treatment reflects the collaborative effort of two of North America's most active waterfowl researchers and educators, Guy Baldassarre and Eric G. Bolen. Unlike books that deal largely with aspects of the natural history of waterfowl, this unique text provides a unified treatment of all essential aspects of waterfowl ecology coupled with a critical investigation of the general principles of waterfowl habitats and their direct and indirect management. The distillation of more than 1,600 scientific papers and reports garnered from sources around the world, as well as the authors' original research, this compendium summarizes virtually all that is currently known about North American waterfowl - feeding ecology, mortality, courtship, reproduction, and much more. Just as importantly, the authors never lose sight of crucial issue surrounding waterfowl management, both from the standpoints of habitat and official policy. Coming at what may be the most critical time in history for waterfowl, this important text is an invaluable reference for students, practicing conservationists, environmentalists, government policy makers, and all those concerned with the future of this group of wildlife and their habitats. Featuring more than 100 beautiful photographs and the elegant drawings of artist D. Andrew Saunders, Waterfowl Ecology and Management is as esthetically enriching as it is scientifically rigorous.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575242606
Publisher:
Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Waterfowl Classification27
3Courtship Behavior, Mating Systems, and Pair-Bond Formation85
4Reproductive Ecology125
5Feeding Ecology165
6Nesting, Brood Rearing, and Molting199
7Winter257
8Mortality and Harvest Management291
9Major Waterfowl Habitats in North America375
10Wetlands and Wetland Management441
11Waterfowl Policy and Administration515
12Conclusion563
Index575

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