Wildlife and Recreationists: Coexistence through Management and Research

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Wildlife and Recreationists defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. Contributors to the volume consider both direct and indirect effects of widlife-recreationist interactions, including: •wildlife responses to disturbance, and the origins of these responses •how specific recreational activities affect diverse types of wildlife •the human dimensions of managing recreationists •the economic importance of outdoor ...

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Overview

Wildlife and Recreationists defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. Contributors to the volume consider both direct and indirect effects of widlife-recreationist interactions, including: •wildlife responses to disturbance, and the origins of these responses •how specific recreational activities affect diverse types of wildlife •the human dimensions of managing recreationists •the economic importance of outdoor recreation •how wildlife and recreationists might be able to coexist The book is a useful synthesis of what is known concerning wildlife and recreation. More important, it addresses both research needs and management options to minimize conflicts.

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Primarily for natural resource managers, defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. The focus is on the direct effects of recreationists on wildlife (e.g., behavior change, energetic imbalances, death); however, indirect effects such as habitat modification are also considered. Seven case studies provide insights into how specific recreational activities affect diverse types of wildlife, from manatees to rattlesnakes. Paper edition (unseen), $27.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559632577
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 389
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Knight is associate professor of wildlife ecology at Colorado State University.

Kevin J. Gutzwiller is associate professor of biology at Baylor University.

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Table of Contents

Table of Figures
Preface
 
PART I. General Issues
Chapter 1. Outdoor Recreation: Historical and Anticipated Trends
Chapter 2. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management: Basic Concepts
Chapter 3. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management: An Integrated Framework for Coexistence
Chapter 4. Wildlife Responses to Recreationists
Chapter 5. Factors that Influence Wildlife Responses to Recreationists
Chapter 6. Origin of Wildlife Responses to Recreationists
 
PART II. Specific Issues
Chapter 7. Physiological Responses of Wildlife to Disturbance
Chapter 8. Responses of Wildlife to Noise
Chapter 9. Recreational Disturbance and Wildlife Populations
Chapter 10. Recreational Disturbance and Wildlife Communities
Chapter 11. Indirect Effects of Recreation on Wildlife
Chapter 12. Nature Tourism: Impacts and Management
 
PART III. Case Studies
Chapter 13. Recreation and Bald Eagles in the Pacific Northwest
Chapter 14. Hunting and Waterfowl
Chapter 15. Balancing Wildlife Viewing with Wildlife Impacts: A Case Study
Chapter 16. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: A Case Study of Birder Visitation and Birding Economics
Chapter 17. Beach Recreation and Nesting Birds
Chapter 18. Waterborne Recreation and the Florida Manatee
Chapter 19. Rattlesnake Round-ups
 
PART IV. Ethics And Answers
Chapter 20. Wildlife And Recreationists: Coexistence Through Management
Chapter 21. Taking The Land Ethic Outdoors: Its Implications For Recreation
List of Scientific Names
Index

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