Wildlife-Habitat Relationships: Concepts and Applications / Edition 3

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Overview

Wildlife-Habitat Relationships goes beyond introductory wildlife biology texts to provide wildlife professionals and students with an understanding of the importance of habitat relationships in studying and managing wildlife. The book offers a unique synthesis and critical evaluation of data, methods, and studies, along with specific guidance on how to conduct rigorous studies. Now in its third edition, Wildlife-Habitat Relationships combines basic field zoology and natural history, evolutionary biology, ecological theory, and quantitative tools in explaining ecological processes and their influence on wildlife and habitats. Also included is a glossary of terms that every wildlife professional should know. Michael L. Morrison is professor and Caesar Kleberg Chair in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Bruce G. Marcot is wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service in Portland, Oregon. R. William Mannan is professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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Editorial Reviews

Research Professor, Centre for Resource & Environmental Studies, Australian Nati - David B. Lindenmayer

"Learning about the habitat requirements of plants and animals is a fundamental part of ecology, making the new edition of this seminal book a must-read for all ecologists and conservation biologists."
Professor of wildlife sciences, University of Arizona - Paul R. Krausman

"Biologists may never completely understand the wildlife they study. However, one universal truth is that wildlife requires habitat to survive. Wildlife-Habitat Relationships: Concepts and Applications is the most authoritative, theoretical, and practical text for students and practicing professionals to better understand, conserve, and manage habitats for wildlife."
executive director, National Center for Conservation Science and Policy, Ashland - Dominick A. DellaSala

"Thoroughly updated, this newest edition of Wildlife-Habitat Relationships contains fundamental tools and principles for students and practitioners of the art and science of wildlife conservation seen through the critical eyes of those who pioneered contemporary wildlife ecology and management. It is a must-read for anyone interested in saving what remains of nature's legacy and making informed decisions about wildlife management within the context of a contemporary and science-based land ethic."
Ecology

"This book's coverage of analysis and interpretation of wildlife-habitat relationships is unique...Morrison, Marcot, and Mannan are to be commended for providing a well done and much needed contribution to the wildlife management literature."
Booknews
Text intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Goes beyond introductory presentations and specialized studies of single species to provide a sophisticated, integrated conceptualization of habitat relationships applicable to all species. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597260954
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael L. Morrison is professor and Caesar Kleberg Chair in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Bruce G. Marcot is wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service in Portland, Oregon. R. William Mannan is professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Preface
Format for the Second Edition and Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 Concepts of Wildlife-Habitat Relationships
1 The Study of Habitat: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective 3
2 The Evolutionary Perspective 15
3 The Vegetative and Population Perspectives 37
Pt. 2 The Measurement of Wildlife-Habitat Relationships
4 The Experimental Approach in Wildlife Science 121
5 Measurement of Wildlife Habitat: What to Measure and How to Measure It 139
6 Measurement of Wildlife Habitat: When to Measure and How to Analyze 168
7 Measuring Behavior 205
8 Of Habitat Patches and Landscapes: Habitat Heterogeneity and Responses of Wildlife 237
9 Of Habitat Patches and Landscapes: Habitat Isolation, Dynamics, and Monitoring 278
10 Modeling Wildlife-Habitat Relationships 309
Pt. 3 The Management of Wildlife Habitat
11 Wildlife Management in a New Era: Managing Habitat for Animals in an Evolutionary and Ecosystem Context 353
12 The Future: New Initiatives and Advancing Education 385
Author Index 411
Subject Index 427
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