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Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Comprehensive canid reference from OUP

By: David W Macdonald (Editor), Claudio Sillero-Zubiri (Editor)

450 pages, B/w photos. figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 2004 | #144190 | ISBN: 0198515561
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Hardback | Jul 2004 | #144191 | ISBN: 0198515553
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About this book

Please note: also available as part of a 2-volume set.

The definitive book on the dog family, dealing with many aspects of the biology and conservation of wolves, dogs, jackals and foxes and synthesising the far-reaching research carried out over the last 20 years. It includes a complete account of all 36 species, with an emphasis on topics most relevant to conservation science – evolution and systematics, behavioural ecology, population genetics, diseases, conflict and control of troublesome species, and conservation tools. It focuses particularly on protection of the most threatened Canid species, such as the red wolf, African wild dog, Ethipian wolf, Island fox and Darwin's fox.

As would be expected from such a renowned academic stable, this book represents another first class, definitive publication in their ever-growing list of 'must have' publications. It is exceptionally well researched and well presented throughout, although it is certainly not a coffee table book, and is edited by two of Europe's leading canid workers.
- The London Naturalist, No.84, 2005

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Part I Reviews:
1: Macdonald & Sillero-Zubiri: Dramatis personae
2: Wang, Tedford, Van Valkenburgh & Wayne: Ancestry
3: Wayne, Geffen & Vila: Population genetics
4: Macdonald, Creel & G. Mills: Society
5: Sillero-Zubiri, Reynolds & Novaro: Management
6: Woodroffe, Cleaveland, Courtenay, Laurenson & Artois: Infectious disease
7: Boitani, Asa & Moehrenschlager: Tools

Part II Case Studies
8: Angerbjorn, Hersteinsson & Tannerfeldt: Arctic foxes
9: Roemer: Island foxes
10: Moehrenschlager, Cypher, Ralls, List & Sovada: Swift foxes
11: Geffen: Blanford's foxes
12: Baker & Harris: Red foxes
13: Kauhala & Saeki: Raccoon dogs
14: Maas & Macdonald: Bat-eared foxes
15: Novaro, Funes & Jimenez: Patagonian foxes
16: Macdonald, Loveridge & Atkinson: Jackals
17: Gese: Coyotes
18: Vucetich & Peterson: Grey wolves -- Isle Royale
19: Phillips, Bangs, Mech, Kelly & Fazio: Grey wolves -- Yellowstone
20: Sillero-Zubiri, Marino, Gottelli & Macdonald: Ethiopian wolves
21: Venkataraman & Johnsingh: Dholes
22: Creel, M. Mills & McNutt: African wild dogs

23: Macdonald & Sillero-Zubiri: Conservation


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Edited by David W. Macdonald, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

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