The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids is edited by world-renowned specialists with enormous combined experience of both the theory and practice of felid biology. The book contains review chapters covering topics in felid conservation biology, case study chapters ensuring comprehensive geographic, taxonomic and thematic coverage and a unique conceptual framework for future research and applied management.
An indispensible foundation for theoretician and practitioner alike, it sets the agenda for the next decade of felid biology and conservation. The editors utilize their 50 years of combined experience in professional engagement with the behaviour and ecology of wild felids to draw together a unique network of the world's most respected and knowledgeable experts. For the first time, this inter-disciplinary research programme is brought together within a single volume.
Beginning with a complete account of all 36 felid species, there follow 8 comprehensive review chapters that span all the topics most relevant to felid conservation science, including evolution and systematics, felid form and function, genetic applications, behavioural ecology, management of species that come into conflict with people and control of international trade in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ management, and felid diseases. 19 detailed case studies then delve deeply into syntheses of the very best species investigations worldwide, written by all the leading figures in the field. These chapters portray the unique attributes of the wild felids, describe their fascinating (and conflicting) relationship with humans, and create an unparalleled platform for future research and conservation measures.
A final chapter analyses the requirements of, and inter-disciplinary approaches to, practical conservation with cutting-edge examples of conservation science and action that go far beyond the cat family.
Preface PART I - Reviews 1: David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Loveridge, and Kristin Nowell: Dramatis personae: an introduction to the wild felids 2: Lars Werdelin, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Warren E. Johnson, and Stephen J. O'Brien: Phylogeny and evolution of cats (Felidae) 3: Andrew C. Kitchener, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, and Nobuyuki Yamaguchi: Felid form and function 4: Melanie Culver, Carlos Driscoll, Eduardo Eizirik, and Goran Spong: Genetic applications in wild felids 5: David W. Macdonald, Anna Mosser, and John L. Gittleman: Felid society 6: Andrew J. Loveridge, Sonam W. Wang, Laurence G. Frank, and John Seidensticker: People and wild felids: conservation of cats and management of conflicts 7: K. Ullas Karanth, Paul Funston, and Eric Sanderson: Many ways of skinning a cat: tools and techniques for studying wild felids 8: David Wildt, William Swanson, Janine Brown, Alex Sliwa, and Astrid Vargas: Felids ex situ for managed programmes, research, and species recovery 9: Linda Munson, Karen A. Terio, Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis, Emily Lane, and Franck Courchamp: Wild felid diseases: conservation implications and management strategies PART II - Case Studies 10: Meggan E. Craft: Ecology of infectious diseases in Serengeti lions 11: Andrew J. Loveridge, Graham Hemson, Zeke Davidson, and David W. Macdonald: African lions on the edge: reserve boundaries as 'attractive sinks' 12: John Seidensticker, Eric Dinerstein, Surendra P Goyal, Bhim Gurung, Abishek Harihar, A.J.T. Johnsingh, Anil Manandhar, Charles McDougal, Bivash Pandav, Mahendra Shrestha, J. L. David Smith, Melvin Sunquist, and Eric Wikramanayake: Tiger range collapse and recovery at the base of the Himalayas 13: Dale G. Miquelle , John M. Goodrich, Evgeny N. Smirnov, Phillip A. Stephens, Olga Yu Zaumyslova, Guillame Chapron, Linda Kerley, Andre A. Murzin, Maurice G. Hornocker, and Howard B. Quigley: The Amur tiger: a case study of living on the edge 14: Guy A. Balme, Luke T.B. Hunter, Pete Goodman, Hayden Ferguson, John Craigie, and Rob Slotow: An adaptive management approach to trophy hunting of leopards Panthera pardus: a case study from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 15: Laurie Marker, Amy Dickman, Gus Mills, and David Macdonald: Cheetahs and ranchers in Namibia: a case study 16: Sarah M. Durant, Amy J. Dickman, Tom Maddox, Margaret N. Waweru, Tim Caro, and Nathalie Pettorelli: Past, present and future of cheetahs in Tanzania: their behavioural ecology and conservation 17: Sandra Cavalcanti, Silvio Marchini, Alexandra Zimmermann, Eric M. Gese, and David W. Macdonald: Jaguars, livestock and people in Brazil: realities and perceptions behind the conflict 18: Scott C. Silver, Bart J. Harmsen, Linde E. T. Ostro, Rebecca J. Foster, and C. Patrick Doncaster: The ecology of jaguars in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize 19: Rodney Jackson, Charudutt Mishra, Thomas M. McCarthy, and Som B. Ale: Snow leopards, conflict, and conservation 20: Tucker Murphy and David W. Macdonald: Pumas and people: lessons in the landscape of tolerance from a widely distributed felid 21: Dave Onorato, Chris Belden, Mark Cunningham, Darrell Land, Roy McBride, and Melody Roelke: Long term research on the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi): historical findings and future obstacles to population persistence 22: David W. Macdonald, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Andrew C. Kitchener, Mike Daniels, Kerry Kilshaw, and Carlos Driscoll: Reversing cryptic extinction: the history, present and future of the Scottish wildcat 23: Urs Breitenmoser, Andreas Ryser, Anja Molinari-Jobin, Fridolin Zimmermann, Heinrich Haller, Paolo Molinari, and Christine Breitenmoser-W#rsten: The changing impact of predation as a source of conflict between hunters and reintroduced lynx in Switzerland 24: Pablo Ferreras, Alejandro Rodriguez, Francisco Palomares, and Miguel Delibes: Iberian lynx: the uncertain future of a critically endangered cat 25: Mark O'Donoghue, Brian G. Slough, Kim G. Poole, Stan Boutin, Elizabeth J. Hofer, Garth Mowat, and Charles J. Krebs: Cyclical dynamics and behaviour of Canada lynx in northern Canada 26: Alexander Sliwa, Marna Herbst, and Gus Mills: Black-footed cats (Felis nigripes) and African wild cats (Felis silvestris): a comparison of two small felids from South African arid lands 27: Tadeu G. de Oliveira, Marcos A. Tortato, Leandro Silveira, Carlos Benhur Kasper, Fabio D. Mazim, Mauro Lucherini, Anah T. Jacomo, Jose B.G. Soares, Rosane V. Marques, and Mel Sunquist: Ocelot ecology and its effect on the small-felid guild in the lowland Neotropics 28: Jorgelina Marino, Mauro Lucherini, Lilian Villalba, Magdalena Bennett, Daniel Cossios, Agustin Iriarte, Pablo Perovic, and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri: Highland cats: ecology and conservation of the rare and elusive Andean cat PART III - Conclusions 29: David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Loveridge, and Alan Rabinowitz: Felid Futures: crossing disciplines, borders, and generations References Index
... surely destined to be the key reference point on a subject which is currently featuring high on international agendas for conservation priorities ... This global coverage ... encompassing both the large and small felids, is especially refreshing, and results in an almost encyclopaedic coverage. It could serve as a model for reference works on other groups of organisms of conservation importance. Biodiversity and Conservation
Edited by David Macdonald, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University, UK, and Andrew Loveridge, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University, UK Contributors: Som B. Ale; Guy A. Balme; Chris Belden; Carlos Benhur Kasper; Magdalena Bennett; Stan Boutin; Urs Breitenmoser; Christine Breitenmoser-Wursten; Janine Brown; Tim Caro; Sandra Cavalcanti; Guillame Chapron; Daniel Cossos; Franck Courchamp; Meggan E. Craft; John Craigie; Melanie Culver; Mark Cunningham; Mike Daniels; Zeke Davidson; Tadeu G. de Oliveira; Miguel Delibes; Amy J. Dickman; Eric Dinerstein; C. Patrick Doncaster ; Carlos Driscoll; Sarah M. Durant; Eduardo Eizirik; Hayden Ferguson; Pablo Ferreras; Rebecca J. Foster; Laurence G. Frank; Paul Funston; Eric M. Gese; John L. Gittleman; Pete Goodman; John M. Goodrich; Surendra P. Goyal; Bhim Gurung; Heinrich Haller; Abishek Harihar; Bart J. Harmsen; Graham Hemson; Marna Herbst; Elizabeth J. Hofer; Maurice G. Hornocker; Luke T. B. Hunter; Agustn Iriarte; Rodney M. Jackson ; Anah T. Jacomo; A. J. T. Johnsingh; Warren E. Johnson; K. Ullas Karanth; Linda Kerley; Kerry Kilshaw; Andrew C. Kitchener; Charles J. Krebs; Darrell Land; Emily Lane; Andrew J. Loveridge; Mauro Lucherini; David W. Macdonald; Tom Maddox; Anil Manandhar; Silvio Marchini; Jorgelina Marino; Laurie Marker; Rosane V. Marques; Fabio D. Mazim; Roy McBride; Thomas M. McCarthy; Charles W. McDougal; Gus Mills; Dale G. Miquelle; Charudutt Mishra; Paolo Molinari ; Anja Molinari-Jobin; Anna Mosser; Garth Mowat; Linda Munson; Tucker Murphy; Andre A. Murzin; Kristin Nowell; Stephen J. O'Brien; Mark O'Donoghue; Dave Oronato; Linde E. T. Ostro; Francisco Palomares; Bivash Pandav; Pablo Perovic; Nathalie Pettorelli; Kim G. Poole ; Howard B. Quigley; Alan Rabinowitz; Alejandro Rodrguez; Melody Roelke; Andreas Ryser; Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis; Eric Sanderson; John Seidensticker; Mahendra Shrestha; Claudio Sillero-Zubiri; Leandro Silveira; Scott C. Silver; Alexander Sliwa; Rob Slotow; Brian G. Slough ; Evgeny N. Smirnov; J. L. David Smith; Jose B. G Soares; Goran Spong; Phillip A. Stephens; Melvin Sunquist; William Swanson; Karen A. Terio; Marcos A. Tortato; Blaire Van Valkenburgh; Astrid Vargas; Lilian Villalba; Sonam W. Wang; Margaret N. Waweru; Lars Werdelin; Eric Wikramanayake; David Wildt; Nobuyuki Yamaguchi; Olga Yu Zaumyslova; Fridolin Zimmermann