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: 9781559632584
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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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

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Preface
1 Outdoor Recreation: Historical and Anticipated Trends 3
2 Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management: Basic Concepts 17
3 Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management: An Integrated Framework for Coexistence 33
4 Wildlife Responses to Recreationists 51
5 Factors That Influence Wildlife Responses to Recreationists 71
6 Origin of Wildlife Responses to Recreationists 81
7 Physiological Responses of Wildlife to Disturbance 95
8 Responses of Wildlife to Noise 109
9 Recreational Disturbance and Wildlife Populations 157
10 Recreational Disturbance and Wildlife Communities 169
11 Indirect Effects of Recreationists on Wildlife 183
12 Nature Tourism: Impacts and Management 203
13 Recreation and Bald Eagles in the Pacific Northwest 223
14 Hunting and Waterfowl 243
15 Balancing Wildlife Viewing with Wildlife Impacts: A Case Study 257
16 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: A Case Study of Birder Visitation and Birding Economics 271
17 Beach Recreation and Nesting Birds 281
18 Waterborne Recreation and the Florida Manatee 297
19 Rattlesnake Round-ups 313
20 Wildlife and Recreationists: Coexistence through Management 327
21 Taking the Land Ethic Outdoors: Its Implications for Recreation 335
List of Scientific Names 351
Index 357
Contributors 371
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